Romisen RC-I3 goes into strobe mode when battery is low

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Romisen RC-I3 goes into strobe mode when battery is low

Hello all,

Wanted to mention some rather strange behavior with my new Romisen RC-I3, I wonder if anyone has an explanation.  In a runtime test I did, as the alkaline battery starts to drain, it seems to maintain a fairly linear light output on low mode.  But when the battery becomes quite depleted, it switches into the strobe mode and blinks brightly.  I can not switch it out of the strobe mode with a dead battery.  Yet, the strobe is surprisingly very bright for running on a dead battery.  What would be the explanation for this?

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At a guess, some sort of capacitor sucking out enough charge, discharging and then starting again. This is just a guess though. Certainly lets you know it wants feeding.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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Hmm, could be that it's not actually the strobe mode, but rather a capacitor charging and discharging.

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I know when the cells are low in my RC-N3 that it will slowly strobe.....but it is not as bright as you say.  I took it as an indication that the light wants and need fresh cells.

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