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Interesting that Hakelite is offering the SST-20 4000k 95CRI. Any idea what tint bin and flux bin they are using? I will buy it if they are using a below the BBL tint bin.

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This looks like a great mid sized multi emitter light that I’ve been looking for. Should be a potent combination with 4 white flat 2mm^2 emitters.

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EasyB wrote:
Interested. This looks like a great mid sized multi emitter light that I've been looking for. Should be a potent combination with 4 white flat 2mm^2 emitters.

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interested (sand one)

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Interested! (in NW, sand color) Thank you.

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Ordered. NW Sand/Khaki Even though it’s a day late code still worked. PP also gave me 10.00 off as well for their Seize the Season reward/promotion, I have no idea they just do sometimes. Thanks for the good deal.

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Oh, BTW, I was interested in the light.

Never got a coupon/PM for some reason.

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If it really does manage the 90k lux that would really be about double that of the d4S, although that is surely with 2 26650s. That would be pretty impressive for the size and being a quad.

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interested also in sand please. Thanks

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Has anyone receive their order yet?

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Some reviews will be nice it look good but don’t know how the beam/output look like.

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My order just received shipping notification this morning. Smile

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Ordered Two tan one natural other CW. Thanks for all your hard work.

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So I bit the bullet and ordered an SC04. It came in today.
Now the bad. If you will look into your tailcap there is a groove the spring sits in at the base of the tailcap. Mine came out of the groove, so I put it in with a flat head screwdriver. Easy. Put a battery in it and nothing. Messed around with it for 45 min. or so. Nothing. Pulled the spring back out and layer it in there loose. Put a battery in it and it came on briefly, the power button blinked red and shut off. Low voltage. Tightened it down a little tighter and it worked fine. Unscrewed it, screwed it back in and the power button blinked red and it shut off. Long story short- MY tailcap was milled too much so the tech at Haikelite put the spring in loose so it would make contact with the tube which works sometimes. Would return it but you all know how that goes. I have contacted Haikelite to see if I can get a tailcap but I don’t expect to hear from them till maybe Monday. If at all. May have to make a washer to fix it if I can’t get any resolution with Haikelite.
Just frustrated and needed to vent. All my other Haikelite flashlights have been great. I would send this back if it were easy.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
So I bit the bullet and ordered an SC04. It came in today.
Now the bad. If you will look into your tailcap there is a groove the spring sits in at the base of the tailcap. Mine came out of the groove, so I put it in with a flat head screwdriver. Easy. Put a battery in it and nothing. Messed around with it for 45 min. or so. Nothing. Pulled the spring back out and layer it in there loose. Put a battery in it and it came on briefly, the power button blinked red and shut off. Low voltage. Tightened it down a little tighter and it worked fine. Unscrewed it, screwed it back in and the power button blinked red and it shut off. Long story short- MY tailcap was milled too much so the tech at Haikelite put the spring in loose so it would make contact with the tube which works sometimes. Would return it but you all know how that goes. I have contacted Haikelite to see if I can get a tailcap but I don’t expect to hear from them till maybe Monday. If at all. May have to make a washer to fix it if I can’t get any resolution with Haikelite.
Just frustrated and needed to vent. All my other Haikelite flashlights have been great. I would send this back if it were easy.

Are you saying it needs a longer spring? I’m not really understanding. Can you post a picture of the tail cap? I can’t find any pictures of its design.
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@JasonWW, it’s basically like an Astrolux S42 spring.

Rather than being soldered in, it is being press fit inside of a groove inside of the tailcap.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Is it the springs diameter that is too small so the spring doesn’t stay in place? You can stretch the spring to increase its diameter.

If the spring hole was milled too deep, a longer spring, or stretching the stock spring, might fix the problem.

If the base of the tail cap that contacts the battery tube is milled too deep for good contact, well that is more tricky.

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It’s got me stumped again. It’s something to do with the tailcap, just not sure yet. I can jump the body to the negative on the battery and it works fine. When I install the tailcap the button blinks red and turns off. I stretched the spring, took it out and just used magnets which worked better but it still acted like it had low voltage. Seems like a connection issue and the design is so simple but yet I havn’t figured it out fully. I will make a youtube tomorrow so I can show Banggood the issue and try to get some resolution. I will let you know the title so you can see it for yourself. I think the tail cap and the body are not seating together well enough to allow enough voltage to pass. I am a novice at this, so I could be way off base. I guess the driver could be messed up some how. Could the driver be kicking into the 2 cell configuration and sensing there isn’t enough current or voltage?

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It’s an issue with contact.

Bad contact = bad connection = badly working light.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
It’s got me stumped again. It’s something to do with the tailcap, just not sure yet. I can jump the body to the negative on the battery and it works fine. When I install the tailcap the button blinks red and turns off. I stretched the spring, took it out and just used magnets which worked better but it still acted like it had low voltage. Seems like a connection issue and the design is so simple but yet I havn’t figured it out fully. I will make a youtube tomorrow so I can show Banggood the issue and try to get some resolution. I will let you know the title so you can see it for yourself. I think the tail cap and the body are not seating together well enough to allow enough voltage to pass. I am a novice at this, so I could be way off base. I guess the driver could be messed up some how. Could the driver be kicking into the 2 cell configuration and sensing there isn’t enough current or voltage?

Do these lights work at both 3v and 6v?

Anyway, I assume you wiped down the ends of the battery tube and where they contact the head and tail cap. Grease or gunk can reduce contact.

Make sure there is at least a tiny gap between the head and cap and the battery tube. Do you know what I mean? Like on the new S43 and S43S, the battery tube ends are very slightly different length. If the battery tube is installed backwards the outer lip of the tailcap will bottom out on a machined groove on the battery tube and prevent it from screwing down all the way and making electrical contact. The fix is to simply flip the battery tube around. Have you tried flipping the battery tube around on your light? Try it and see if that fixes it.

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I’m interested!

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JasonWW wrote:
HONDARIDER wrote:
It’s got me stumped again. It’s something to do with the tailcap, just not sure yet. I can jump the body to the negative on the battery and it works fine. When I install the tailcap the button blinks red and turns off. I stretched the spring, took it out and just used magnets which worked better but it still acted like it had low voltage. Seems like a connection issue and the design is so simple but yet I havn’t figured it out fully. I will make a youtube tomorrow so I can show Banggood the issue and try to get some resolution. I will let you know the title so you can see it for yourself. I think the tail cap and the body are not seating together well enough to allow enough voltage to pass. I am a novice at this, so I could be way off base. I guess the driver could be messed up some how. Could the driver be kicking into the 2 cell configuration and sensing there isn’t enough current or voltage?

Do these lights work at both 3v and 6v?

Anyway, I assume you wiped down the ends of the battery tube and where they contact the head and tail cap. Grease or gunk can reduce contact.

Make sure there is at least a tiny gap between the head and cap and the battery tube. Do you know what I mean? Like on the new S43 and S43S, the battery tube ends are very slightly different length. If the battery tube is installed backwards the outer lip of the tailcap will bottom out on a machined groove on the battery tube and prevent it from screwing down all the way and making electrical contact. The fix is to simply flip the battery tube around. Have you tried flipping the battery tube around on your light? Try it and see if that fixes it.

So I have cleaned everything. Even went as far as to disassemble everything minus desoldering the wires, checked everything visually. Reassembled everything and it still does the same thing. With one cell it will turn on. The switch will be blue then blink red and then the whole light shuts off. Every once and a while it will turn on and ramp about half power before the light turns off in the same manner. (Switch blinks red and then powers off.) With 2 cells it does absolutely nothing. I mean nothing at all. Banggood has agreed to refund my money. May contact Mtn. Electronics and see if they have a new driver that may work. I’m guessing it’s the driver at this point. Not sure what else to try.

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If you have a DMM and can take the reflector out you can measure the voltage going to the led. Put the black probe to the bare body.

One fresh battery should read 4.2v and 2 batteries should read 8.4v, or close.

Almost all lights run the battery positive directly to the led, then the negative side is controlled by the driver before going to the body ground.

If good voltage is going to the led, then the problem must be in the driver or the drivers contact to the body (or the battery contact to the body).

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I noticed once some sparks when I started putting the tailcap on. Does that mean anything?

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