Repair charger in Astrolux Ft02s

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Repair charger in Astrolux Ft02s

I got a flashlight with a non-working charger port. What to check to fix charging. Voltage detection is working properly. The switch is red below 4V. Green above 4V.

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Contact banggood to make them send you a new driver

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Remember, the light won’t charge a battery if it’s over 4.17 or 4.18 volts. That’s intentional, so check that before doing an RMA.

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I know the FT03 won’t start charging if the battery voltage reads 4 or higher. It will charge past 4 if it starts below 4 only.

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Banggood returned the money.
I have several anduril flashlight and I know how to charge the batteries. As I wrote, it recognize the voltage correctly.

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Hi all, been a lurker for a long time and decided to join this great forum today! And sorry for my bad english (grammar correction might be needed).

So I had this similar problem with my unit too. I tried to charge the flashlight with the same (phone) chargers that works in my EC01, EC03, and FT03. But none of them worked in my FT02S.

So, I decided to ask a (still new) friend of mine, a great local modder in my area. He figured out that the Type-C cable was the only problem (for my unit, at least).

He said not all Type-C cables might be work in this flashlight. It’s all about the length of “inside connector” from the male & female port that I can remember (I came to his house btw).

He notice this problem since he sold his EA01 units (with Type-C cable as a bonus), and one of his customers tell him that the only way to charge the battery inside the flashlight was using that bonus. None of his customer Type-C cable works, like mine.

So I bought my friend’s Type-C cable (fortunately he had a bunch of them) for less than a buck and it works!

This only can be a reference as I’m not sure that this similar problem appear in all FT02S/EA01 or not.
Thanks!

Limited English, still working on it.

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Wait, no…
Now my other Type-C cables are working too. I don’t know what happen right now.
Will follow up after the real problem found.
Thanks!

Limited English, still working on it.

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what part of UNIVERSAL are these non standard cable mfrs missing?
or nonstandard devices?
need to print the specs on a 2×4 and hit em upside the head till they “get it”
raspberry pi now flashlights.

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a common cause of no charging is an improperly restrained connector breaking loose from the board.
common on cheap stuff.

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Inferior or complete lack of service is a cost we all pay when we order lights from China. We have all experienced this.