my p60 has lost it's modes!!

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my p60 has lost it's modes!!
So, last night I took apart one of my SF hosts to check battery voltage and after putting the battery back in, my 5 mode drop-in now only has 1 mode...which is high...what did I break?? The drop in looks fine, driver looks fine, even tried it in a different host and its still only the 1mode mode! Any advice?
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What was the voltage?

What kind of driver?

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Burnt driver. Now you got probably a direct driven light. Check the current draw.

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Did the same "mode mod" by installing the battery in the wrong direction, last week.  Could you have done that by accident as well.

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The battery is 18650 and it was only around 4 volts. The light worked fine for a few months before last night, only thing I can think is it shorted somewhere when I put the light back together...I can take pics when I get home tonight.
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Was it an L2i? Check your battery to see if the wrapper is damaged on the top shoulder.

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No, it's a regular 2011 L2.  This is the drop-in , 4.2V max, so i know 1 x 18650 didnt give it too much voltage....maybe i put the battery in backwards but i really doubt it...but it's possible i suppose

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Budgeteer wrote:

Burnt driver. Now you got probably a direct driven light. Check the current draw.

 

how do you suppose i burnt the driver out? it's running 2.6A now so i assume you're right about the direct drive!

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maybe the insulator between star and reflector is bad, post photos of the dropin w/o reflector

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dbesselt wrote:

Did the same "mode mod" by installing the battery in the wrong direction, last week.  Could you have done that by accident as well.

My first thought as well.
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08CivicSi wrote:

Budgeteer wrote:

Burnt driver. Now you got probably a direct driven light. Check the current draw.

 

how do you suppose i burnt the driver out? it's running 2.6A now so i assume you're right about the direct drive!

Driver fubar. Working as direct drive at those amps for sure. Get a replacement driver at KD or somewhere else and choose a good one that makes sense. Not really a bad thing since the stock one was probably a low quality and performance unit anyway.

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with two lights very recently. one of them i still don't know what happened. the p60 i think was a result of overtightening. its a brighter one mode now, good for using a pressure switch, so not that bad i guess.

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cabfrank wrote:

with two lights very recently. one of them i still don't know what happened. the p60 i think was a result of overtightening. its a brighter one mode now, good for using a pressure switch, so not that bad i guess.

Funny, after you said something about over-tightening, it rang a bell for me.  I think i recall hearing a pop when i put the light together, and I assumed it was the spring on the p60...maybe i over-tightened and broke the driver?