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Just got mine and noticed an uneven gap between the body and the bezel. Anyone else notice that? I hope it wasn't cross threaded at the factory. Other than that, this thing is awesome. Can't wait to check it out tonight.

 

 

Glenn, Mine looks just like yours, I had never noticed that before. You really have to look for it to see it.

Rick, I noticed it right away. As long as it's not cross-threaded and watertight, I'll be ok with it. I'm kind of afraid to test it for water tightness though. Does yours have a slight rattle when you shake it?

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Yep, never noticed that either. You really have to shake it to hear it…

 

 

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I wonder if its affected by battery brand?

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Sounds like a non issue if it takes vigorous shaking to hear it.

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Yep, never noticed that either. You really have to shake it to hear it…
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Sounds like a non issue if it takes vigorous shaking to hear it.
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Yep, never noticed that either. You really have to shake it to hear it...

Mine doesn't take much to make it rattle. Not a biggie really. From what I've read it's pretty common, and it varies from sample to sample

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I inspected mine and I don’t see anything like that. There is a slight gap all around the bezel ring, but that’s normal. I shook mine up a bit, and no rattle at all.
It’s a bit like déjà vu though. I’m sure I read in a thread somewhere with members having the same rattle, although I’m not sure it’s the same light. I can’t remember if they had to tighten it down, or loosen it up to get rid of the rattle.
I wonder if its a batch thing. Where did you guys purchase yours from? I got mine from Intl-Outdoor.

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It has a small even gap around the bezel and it rattles a bit even when I shake it with moderate force only.

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I got mine from Illumination Supply. Seems like a few guys on cpf have the rattle with the EA4 as well. As far as the bezel, I'm not sure how many are like mine. I'm not too happy about it to be honest. Such is life I guess..

Edit: I just called Craig from Illumination Supply and left a message on his answering machine explaining my concerns.  Hopefully he'll return my call

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I got mine from Illumination Supply. Seems like a few guys on cpf have the rattle with the EA4 as well. As far as the bezel, I’m not sure how many are like mine. I’m not too happy about it to be honest. Such is life I guess..

Edit: I just called Craig from Illumination Supply and left a message on his answering machine explaining my concerns.  Hopefully he’ll return my call

That’s where I got mine, Illumination Supply.

 

 

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After playing with my EA4 for a while off my balcony, mostly on turbo, I noticed the low voltage indicator doing a constant flash. When switching over to the other modes the indicator stopped flashing, but would begin again when I went to turbo. I tested the eneloops under load with my ZTS and showed 60%. This is good to know. Turbo reminding you that it’s sucking juice, while there is still ample reserve in lower modes.

mine does this as well – i guess its expected when you are pulling high current the voltage will drop

ive had the same thing happen with a p60 and 18650… running on 3.0amps it started flashing indicating 3.0v… i shut it off for 2 minutes and then turned it on low and it ran for another hour @ 60ma before flashing again

even at 1amp discharge on my tenergy hobby charger a fresh 18650 cell will plunge from 4.2v down to 3.8-3.9

but i digress!

im enjoying my ea4 very much… never selling this one!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I guess any design can be improved upon, but I can’t think of anything about the EA4 that doesn’t strike as just about perfect, although I do believe turbo should be used only when needed. I love the CW, but I’ve also got the NW on the way so I can see if it’s as magical for me as it is for others. When this God forsaken blizzard clears, I’ll try to post some comparison shots.

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Try a different brand of batteries, see if the rattle continues. I’m using Imedion right now, with no rattle. I had Eneloop in earlier and didn’t notice anything, but I never tried shaking it.

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I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

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I know most are happy with their New EA4’s..but I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more first runs of any lights in the future. First runs most always have minor glitches and some even worse.

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I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

I never even noticed the rattle until you shake it vigorously and how often do you do that?

This light is awesome plain and simple and you can’t compare this to a walley world light!!

 

 

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Try a different brand of batteries, see if the rattle continues. I'm using Imedion right now, with no rattle. I had Eneloop in earlier and didn't notice anything, but I never tried shaking it.

Sad to say it has nothing to do with the batteries. I removed the batteries and tailcap, it still rattles. When bothers me the most, is the misaligned bezel. I'm still waiting for a response from Craig (Illumination Supply) 

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I know somebody else had the rattle and it was a simple fix, I just can’t remember where I saw it.

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I just shook the living crap out of mine with and without batteries… no rattle

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I just shook the living crap out of mine with and without batteries... no rattle

Like I said, poor quality control. I wont be buying another Nitecore anytime soon. Unless of course, they take care of my problem. I'm not feeling good about this right now.

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I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

I never even noticed the rattle until you shake it vigorously and how often do you do that?

This light is awesome plain and simple and you can’t compare this to a walley world light!!

Now Rick that shake light that they had at WalMart for like $5 was said to be funny. The rest was not. I told you that about NiteCore before you bought this one. Their quality control has been said not to be the best. A lot of guys won’t even buy Nite Core anymore due to the fact that every one they had seem to have quality isssues. And apparently NiteCore was slow to address or fix the issues. Seems that NiteCore is still having issues.

Like I told Glenn on the phone earlier today, I would like to have one, but I would like one without these issues.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS][quote=rikr][quote=ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

Like I told Gleen on the phone earlier today, I would like to have one, but I would like one without these issues.

Who's Gleen?  lol! Just playin' with you Brad! lol!

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

Like I told Gleen on the phone earlier today, I would like to have one, but I would like one without these issues.

Who’s Gleen?  lol! Just playin’ with you Brad! lol!

Hey I fixed it.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS][quote=atbglenn]</p><p>[quote=ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
rikr wrote:
ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

Like I told Gleen on the phone earlier today, I would like to have one, but I would like one without these issues.

Who's Gleen?  lol! Just playin' with you Brad! lol!

Hey I fixed it.

I see said the blind man Smile 

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I just shook the living crap out of mine with and without batteries… no rattle

Like I said, poor quality control. I wont be buying another Nitecore anytime soon. Unless of course, they take care of my problem. I’m not feeling good about this right now.

yeah, i recall the tiny monster had issues, then they revised the driver several times… and something was going around cpf about the tm15 emitters glowing slightly unless the light was locked out

i feel that with a lot of production lights there is a bit of a lottery if you will get slight imperfections and or crap tint etc.

i have had good luck with some, and bad with others

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Hi Brad

My EA4 is as good in the quality department as my L3 K40. For $60 you won’t get hurt to bad even if you get a bad one.

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I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

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Hi Brad

My EA4 is as good in the quality department as my L3 K40. For $60 you won’t get hurt to bad even if you get a bad one.

ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

Care to share a picture of your bezel?

Does yours do the Cha-Cha-Cha like some of the others here? LOL!

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The bezel doesn’t bother me at all. Mine has no rattle in it.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
bh46118 wrote:
Hi Brad

My EA4 is as good in the quality department as my L3 K40. For $60 you won’t get hurt to bad even if you get a bad one.

ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
I’m glad I held off on this EA4. I would like to get one, but not until they address the rattle and bezel issue. If I wanted a shake light, I would have bought one at Walmart. :bigsmile:

Seems guys that have bought several NiteCore in the past had a lot of issues with them. Seems like they still have them.

Care to share a picture of your bezel?

Does yours do the Cha-Cha-Cha like some of the others here? LOL!

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That one looks good.

Thanks.

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You bet

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That one looks good.

Thanks.

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Who did you buy yours from?

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