Astrolux S43 - New model (On Sale)

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joechina wrote:
I found this on the Banggood page
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Lock/Unlocked Function: With the breathing light on the button is unlocked.Click the button at least 1.5seconds when flashlight is off,then the breathing light will turn off and the switch is locked.To activate the breathing light,click the button 1.5seconds again.

Is this wrong stuff from the old S42?
I see problems:
You can’t ramp from off, it shuts off after 1.5 seconds.
You have two electronic lock outs: NarsilM and breathing light.

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Can you test this on the prototype?
I hope Banggood wrote BS

Yes, that is just a copy / paste from the old S42.

They decided for some reason to wire the LED’s so that both of them are used for the charging and Narsil does not get an LED in the switch. In fairness though I did not realize I would need to specify this in detail until it was too late.

The driver uses narsil 1.3 and all functions are the same. TomE just had to make some back end changes to work with the different pinout that this driver used.

It does have the normal lockout function in Narsil but nothing more.

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So it does breath green and and I can switch this off?

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If the pinout is different then I can’t flash regular Andúril to it? I need to modify firmware?

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If you wait a bit, I am sure someone will make an Andúril version.

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joechina wrote:
So it does breath green and and I can switch this off?

The switch LED’s only light up if you plug in the USB for charging. You can change this by moving one of the wires on the driver if you desire to re-enable the Narsil indicator LED.

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ZozzV6 wrote:
If the pinout is different then I can’t flash regular Andúril to it? I need to modify firmware?

Correct, the pinout will need to be changed a little. Pretty sure that TK make this fairly simple in Anduril.

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joechina wrote:
If you wait a bit, I am sure someone will make an Andúril version.

If it is popular I am sure someone will at some point as well.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
joechina wrote:
So it does breath green and and I can switch this off?

The switch LED’s only light up if you plug in the USB for charging. You can change this by moving one of the wires on the driver if you desire to re-enable the Narsil indicator LED.

Good, which wire do I need to move? – I don’t care about charging in the light

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shirnask wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
joechina wrote:
So it does breath green and and I can switch this off?

The switch LED’s only light up if you plug in the USB for charging. You can change this by moving one of the wires on the driver if you desire to re-enable the Narsil indicator LED.

Good, which wire do I need to move? – I don’t care about charging in the light

I only have the prototype drivers and I am not sure what the final drivers / wires setup will be at this point.

This is the charge PCB design though:

You will just need to move one of the wires from either the Charge or standby ports to the main driver IND pad.

The charge pad should be the red LED and the standby the Green LED but like I said, I assembled my driver myself, not 100% sure on the final driver.

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Ok, thanks TA

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I got permission to post the prototype light I got, these are pictures from Mateminco, the ano looks a lot better on mine in real life then the picture look.

Thank you Smile

The prototype tube does look better. Even the production light is sorely tempting me, though. I’m not usually up for this type of light, but wouldn’t mind an easy way to try the Narsil UI.

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Hi TA, is a straight MCPCB swap easy to do on this light??

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
Hi TA, is a straight MCPCB swap easy to do on this light??

Yeah, that is fairly simple, just unscrew the bezel, remove optic, swap mcpcb, reverse process.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
KevinZA1988 wrote:
Hi TA, is a straight MCPCB swap easy to do on this light??

Yeah, that is fairly simple, just unscrew the bezel, remove optic, swap mcpcb, reverse process.

Thanks

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I just got a shipping notice so someone is working in China Smile

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Sillen wrote:
I like the tip. Good for defence against drop bears.
You want to use the spiked tip on the back of this little flashlight to fight bears? Facepalm
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Texas_Ace wrote:
shirnask wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
joechina wrote:
So it does breath green and and I can switch this off?

The switch LED’s only light up if you plug in the USB for charging. You can change this by moving one of the wires on the driver if you desire to re-enable the Narsil indicator LED.

Good, which wire do I need to move? – I don’t care about charging in the light

I only have the prototype drivers and I am not sure what the final drivers / wires setup will be at this point.

This is the charge PCB design though:

You will just need to move one of the wires from either the Charge or standby ports to the main driver IND pad.

The charge pad should be the red LED and the standby the Green LED but like I said, I assembled my driver myself, not 100% sure on the final driver.

I got the info from TA that the green LED works as driver LED, like in other NarsilM lights. The red LED is on when charging and off when finished.
It is a last minute change. We will see if all shiped lights got this.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Sillen wrote:
I like the tip. Good for defence against drop bears.
You want to use the spiked tip on the back of this little flashlight to fight bears? Facepalm

It’s not “bears”: it’s drop bears Big Smile

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Texas_Ace wrote:

This is the charge PCB design though:

Are there stand alone charge pcb’s like this for sale anywhere?

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:

This is the charge PCB design though:

Are there stand alone charge pcb’s like this for sale anywhere?

Not that I am aware of. The design will be uploaded open source but not sure it will do any good as I can not find the IC they wanted to use outside of the china. The only way I was able to test it was with the prototype they sent me.

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Thanks TA Beer

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Got one in today and the switch light is on when light is off – don’t have to change anything – and I now have protection against drop bears Wink

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shirnask wrote:
Got one in today and the switch light is on when light is off – don’t have to change anything – and I now have protection against drop bears Wink

Lucky you! Mine arrives in Melbourne last Friday but Australia Post haven’t delivered yet, awaiting clearance, so I’m still vulnerable!
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shirnask wrote:
Got one in today and the switch light is on when light is off – don’t have to change anything – and I now have protection against drop bears Wink

Yes, they made a last minute change and now the indicator LED works like it should.

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The looks of this thing wasn’t enough to override all of the goodness in it and keep me from ordering a couple of these. They’ve shipped, but I’m still waiting for them to arrive. Perhaps we’ll get lucky and the BG/Mateminco folks will read this forum and in addition to the smaller battery tube, they’ll offer an additional tube (can you say prototype?) that can be ordered later. That way we’d get all that this offers with a much better looking light.

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Nah, just change out the head from the S42 to the S43.

That would be a great change already. And ask them to make a solderable tailcap for the spring lol. It’s impossible to solder to aluminium in a flashlight, and I want to replace the single phosphor bronze spring for a much more capable dual BeCu spring array.

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I just looked in NealsGadgets @ M4DM4X and the 18650 tube that is being offered with the Mateminco S03 looks to be the same one that was in the photo of the prototype. Does anybody know if this is the same light, and the tube would work? Or how to contact Mateminco to see if they offer the tube only for sale? Just curious.

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Yes, the S03 is the prototype light, with a few minor changes.

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Just got my S43 today. Awesome UI. So much better than the S42. The stock photo is a horrible angle; it looks symmetrical and balanced in person. Can’t wait for the Special Metal editions. I’d even like to see a full COPPER of this.

PS wife loves a ramping UI, she took ownership of this one immediately. Back to the S42 for me.

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