Astrolux M01: a fix for the wobbly head?

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Astrolux M01: a fix for the wobbly head?

Hi all,

I've stopped using my Astrolux M01 because of its very wobbly head (loose threads), pointed out by other owners in several threads dating back to 2016.

I've tried to fix it putting some blue Loctite on the threads: it did work as far as the head is concerned: much harder to twist, no risk to accidentally loose the head. But the Loctite did interfere with the proper operation of the light : I found it sometimes ON in my pocket, and I can't manage to have a stable output in Low mode. So I cleaned the Loctite, hence back to the wobbly head.

Any suggestion to fix this? Very thick conductive grease?

Ultrafire C3 2AA / Nitecore LR10 / Manker E03H / Fenix HL10 / Zebralight H501R + H51W / DQG Hobi / Astrolux M01 / CooYoo Quantum Ti (lost) / BlackWater Kite Al

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I have a Olight AAA twisty that the head would unscrew itself in the pocket. A couple twists of teflon plumbers tape stopped it. Don’t use it flat. Make it into a thick string and add it to a few threads.

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Thanks pennzy, I'll try this.

But won't it prevent or interfere with a good electrical contact between the body and the head of the light, as I found out when trying the Loctite fix?

Ultrafire C3 2AA / Nitecore LR10 / Manker E03H / Fenix HL10 / Zebralight H501R + H51W / DQG Hobi / Astrolux M01 / CooYoo Quantum Ti (lost) / BlackWater Kite Al

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It may but if the threads are anodised already it won’t matter. Mine were not. I don’t have your light so I can’t say. Give it a try anyway. Might still be enough contact to work properly.