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If I run mine up to a mid level and double click it goes to Turbo, and if I double click from Turbo (blinkys disabled) it returns to the mid level.

Sometimes it just turns off with the double click from Turbo.

Edit- this only happens when I am at the top of the ramp.


I see what you mean. The fact of the matter is that a dbl clk is not designed to return to the previous level. I think it’s just a glitch that it does (assuming you have blinkies disabled and are below the ramp top).

The solution is to just slow down your button presses. Don’t try to dbl click. Just let the light turn off and back on. This is how all my other Narsil based lights works.

Or, if you like that ability, don’t run it at the top of the ramp. Run it just below the top.

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Yep, all my other Narsil based lights have this glitch also

Edit- Now I know its not a switch problem.

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The original GT also has a glitch ,if you click 3 times for the battery volt check then click to exit, If you turn the light on within a few seconds the gt will switch off but it acts normal if you wait a few more seconds befor turning on.

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I am happy to report i recieved replacement head from Neal’s gadgets. Switch feels alot different and has great tactile response. So far no problems. Consider my issue resolved Wink

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Unless I missed someone, I count 17 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • teacher // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • P33 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (“partial refund” reported)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • mb200k
  • Pulstar // RESOLVED (Replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • A92AA0B03E / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • komeko // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute & refund.. explained in post below)

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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List updated. Pulstar & komeko RESOLVED, 30 December 2018

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Neal ignored me. He promised to send new head and the promise was over. Paypal gave me money so I consider the topic closed to me.

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Neal ignored me. He promised to send new head and the promise was over. Paypal gave me money so I consider the topic closed to me.
Sorry to hear you were ignored komeko. Sad … But glad you were at least able to resolve it thru PayPal. Thumbs Up

I updated your name in the list above.

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Not a problem with the switch but inside the head of one of my GT mini’s (I bought 4 from Neal) something is rattling. I reported this to Neal. He asked for a video which I sent him a few days ago. So far he didn’t reply yet.

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Not a problem with the switch but inside the head of one of my GT mini’s (I bought 4 from Neal) something is rattling. I reported this to Neal. He asked for a video which I sent him a few days ago. So far he didn’t reply yet.

Maybe the centering ring for the reflector is missing? If so, don’t run it at high brightness levels. You might burn up the led.

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Not a problem with the switch but inside the head of one of my GT mini’s (I bought 4 from Neal) something is rattling. I reported this to Neal. He asked for a video which I sent him a few days ago. So far he didn’t reply yet.
Maybe the centering ring for the reflector is missing? If so, don’t run it at high brightness levels. You might burn up the led.

No, the centering ring for the reflector isn’t missing. Unfortunately I can’t get the bezel off because it seems glued and I don’t want to damage the finish.

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About the only other thing I can think of would be a completely loose anti rotation screw. If that’s the case, there is a chance it could create a short between the positive lead and the reflector.

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It ‘could’ also be a loose piece of solder….. possibly.

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Based on the sound it could be the reflector and/or the window.

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If the centering ring is there, maybe the o-ring is missing. Assuming the o-ring applies pressure to the lens and reflector. You might add a little heat to the bezel (hair dryer, heat gun, etc…) and see if you can loosen it.

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Icarus wrote:
Based on the sound it could be the reflector and/or the window.
Is the lens (window) loose??
Press on it & shake the light and see if the sound stops.

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Based on the sound it could be the reflector and/or the window.
Is the lens (window) loose?? Press on it & shake the light and see if the sound stops.

When I press hard on the lens it helps but there is still some rattling. Neal still didn’t reply. Sad

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I just want to let you know that I fixed my GT Mini. The issue was a cold solder on the microswitch.

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Good for you P33….. Thumbs Up . Glad you figured it out.

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Icarus wrote:
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Based on the sound it could be the reflector and/or the window.
Is the lens (window) loose??
Press on it & shake the light and see if the sound stops.
When I press hard on the lens it helps but there is still some rattling. Neal still didn’t reply. Sad
Hmmmm…… ??? . Hopefully Neal will reply & have some idea…..
To bad the bezel is glued tight….. Facepalm

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I’m having some problems. The switch behaves strangely sometimes. It started working fine a few days ago when I loosened bezel a tiny bit. I opened it again today removed the reflector to check something and put it back and it started doing random things again. Like not not detecting clicks and sometimes detecting two. It seems to fix itself sometimes but then starts malfunctioning again.

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Th558 wrote:
I’m having some problems. The switch behaves strangely sometimes. It started working fine a few days ago when I loosened bezel a tiny bit. I opened it again today removed the reflector to check something and put it back and it started doing random things again. Like not not detecting clicks and sometimes detecting two. It seems to fix itself sometimes but then starts malfunctioning again.

sounds like the problem me and and a few got in here, i would ask for replacement head.

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mortuus wrote:
Th558 wrote:
I’m having some problems. The switch behaves strangely sometimes. It started working fine a few days ago when I loosened bezel a tiny bit. I opened it again today removed the reflector to check something and put it back and it started doing random things again. Like not not detecting clicks and sometimes detecting two. It seems to fix itself sometimes but then starts malfunctioning again.
sounds like the problem me and and a few got in here, i would ask for replacement head.
Yep… Where did you buy yours Th558?

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For some reason the highest current I can get from a 30q is 3 amps. This is with a mustool MT66 with some AC mains cables instead of stock leads. With an LG MJ1 I got about 3.8 amps. The led looks brighter aswell compared to my L16. The button is slightly off center on the 30qs so could this be what’s causing the problem? I don’t even know if I’m meant to be using button tops in the first place but that is what it states on banggoods page.

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Th558 wrote:
For some reason the highest current I can get from a 30q is 3 amps. This is with a mustool MT66 with some AC mains cables instead of stock leads. With an LG MJ1 I got about 3.8 amps. The led looks brighter aswell compared to my L16. The button is slightly off center on the 30qs so could this be what’s causing the problem? I don’t even know if I’m meant to be using button tops in the first place but that is what it states on banggoods page.

Multimeters are no good for amp draws. They almost always read low, especially as the current increases they become more inaccurate. You need a clamp meter.

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Unless I missed someone, I count 18 people to date who have posted about switch problems. They are….

  • djozz // Reported RESOLVED
  • mortuus // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • teacher // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • RobertB // Reported RESOLVED
    ………
  • gabo // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • Cereal_killer / (from Banggood)
  • Jhicks2018 // RESOLVED (replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • P33 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (“partial refund” reported)
  • Coyotehawk
  • X3 / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute refund)
  • illuminos
  • Silent_Star / (from Banggood)
  • Juheebus / (from Banggood) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • mb200k
  • Pulstar // RESOLVED (Replacement head from Neal arrived)
  • A92AA0B03E / (from NealsGadgets) // RESOLVED (Replacement head)
  • komeko // RESOLVED (PayPal dispute & refund.. +explained HERE +)
  • Th558 / (from Banggood)

Anyone else having any type GT Mini switch problems besides the people I mentioned above??
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List updated. Th558 Added, 5 January 2019

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I’d like to ask a question I couldn’t get an answer elsewhere. I just could find one runtime graphic on google, showing that the GT mini steps down to around 10% of the output in the first 3 minutes? Can anyone confirm that? Thank you.

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I’d like to ask a question I couldn’t get an answer elsewhere. I just could find one runtime graphic on google, showing that the GT mini steps down to around 10% of the output in the first 3 minutes? Can anyone confirm that? Thank you.

hm yes it does stepdown, but not to like 10%, a few hundreds lumens less but how much i cant say exactly.

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Has anybody measured and plotted a runtime graphic?

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My GT mini has just arrived, I’m in China right now and bought directly from Lumintop. I got the neutral white version. I like it so far, waiting to get dark to test it.

I don’t know if I got lucky, but the flat on the body is perfectly aligned with the button.

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