Anyone's ThruNite Ti2's not work on AAA Eneloops?........

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jon_slider wrote:
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the bottom coil part and using it instead makes more sense than using the narrower top part purely from the fact that it falls right out of the tube everytime ya change the batt. LOL

good point about fallout

I was thinking the cut should be where the bottom wire is crossing under the second coil:

my thinking is that the goal is to prevent spring wires stacking on top of each other, while also maintaining enough girth to stay stuck in the hole..

with due respect
I think the idea that the tail of the battery gets cocked by the F Chip is a non Starter.. I am unable to cause any binding when using the base of a toothbrush to push the battery sideways down into the tube.. its just as easy, or hard, as when I push straight down.

I remain convinced that the F Chip is too close to the button, and any spring machinations are just superstitious oblations. Meanwhile the real fix is that the head of the eneloop creates room for itself, after repeated insertions past the offending F Chip.

Hmmmm. Ok we’ll just havta agree to disagree. Second para we agree. LOL Beer

PS. Pushing a toothbrush flat ‘sideways’ by hand against the batt is not the same as cocking the batt positive anode housed in a rigid threaded head and then chip cornered trapped as well. All yer doing is shifting vertical concentricity pressure sorta evenly over to one side of the tube.

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
Pushing a toothbrush flat ‘sideways’ by hand against the batt is not the same as cocking the batt positive anode housed in a rigid threaded head and then chip cornered trapped as well. All yer doing is shifting vertical concentricity pressure sorta evenly over to one side of the tube.

I agree the toothbrush pushes in a different way than grabbing the positive post in a pair of pliers..

but the way I think about it, the body tube does not have enough lateral clearance to allow any significant deviation of the battery tube alignment.. the moment arm is too long to permit significant displacement

all that to say.. speculation runs rampant.. given the dearth of evidence

Im just happy for you not to need to return your Ti2 lights
the results speak for themselves
even if I dont understand the reason.. it works… so.. enjoy! Beer

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Got mine today, and 9 of 10 had the screwup. To make it easier on others, I want to post the easiest method of modifying them to work. Use a long wood screw of sufficient length and diamater to screw into the top of the spring and pull out the spring. Cut about 3/4 of the bottom round off the spring with diagonal wire cutters. With the screw still in the top of the spring,start it down the battery tube turning backwards until started. Hold the upper rounds of the spring with needle nose pliers to remove the screw. Then use the battery to push in the spring the rest of the way. I have a theory as to what the issue is, but that does not matter. The first 2 took me 30 minutes, the last 7 about a minute each. Figuring out how to remove the spring and reinsert it was what took so long on the first 2. All ten work perfect now. Thanks for alerting me to the fix, and I hope the breakdown in a means of removing, and reinserting the spring helps.

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congrats on your arow55 Spring Fix
glad you figured out ways to get the springs in and out of the tubes with a screw and pliers

I use these:

either one works,
the forceps hold better during extraction


they are inexpensive options from amazon

the tweezers are the essential tool for extracting the pill of a Ti3, for LED swaps. They also work for extracting the pill of the Ti2…

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My forceps and tweezers were too wide to reach the spring through that tiny battery tube, but the long wood screw worked really well. Without the Arow55 and the other posts, I would have had no clue as to what to do to fix them though. Who first came up with that fix is brilliant. I would have likely just filed them in the circular file bin if not for reading this first. It just would not have been worth the hassle to return them. Many who buy them are not on this forum, so I feel for them. That issue might be why these were so inexpensive. I think Thrunite had to be aware of the problem.

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Someone over in ThruNite’s in-house QA is prolly gonna get chewed out here soon. No matter who supplied the driver.

This just shows again how important QA is. That’s why they get paid relative big bucks.

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
Someone over in ThruNite’s in-house QA is prolly gonna get chewed out here soon.
maybe, or

someone is getting to keep their job, after selling off a bunch of problem lights
caused by a chabuduo decision to use the silver springs instead of the gold ones

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sarge12 wrote:
Got mine today, and 9 of 10 had the screwup. To make it easier on others, I want to post the easiest method of modifying them to work. Use a long wood screw of sufficient length and diamater to screw into the top of the spring and pull out the spring. Cut about 3/4 of the bottom round off the spring with diagonal wire cutters. With the screw still in the top of the spring,start it down the battery tube turning backwards until started. Hold the upper rounds of the spring with needle nose pliers to remove the screw. Then use the battery to push in the spring the rest of the way. I have a theory as to what the issue is, but that does not matter. The first 2 took me 30 minutes, the last 7 about a minute each. Figuring out how to remove the spring and reinsert it was what took so long on the first 2. All ten work perfect now. Thanks for alerting me to the fix, and I hope the breakdown in a means of removing, and reinserting the spring helps.

Watta coinkydink. 9 outta 10 of mine were also fubared. LOL Shocked

Btw Sarge, wattya think about that tan version? Sexy ain’t it? Love

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
sarge12 wrote:
Got mine today, and 9 of 10 had the screwup. To make it easier on others, I want to post the easiest method of modifying them to work. Use a long wood screw of sufficient length and diamater to screw into the top of the spring and pull out the spring. Cut about 3/4 of the bottom round off the spring with diagonal wire cutters. With the screw still in the top of the spring,start it down the battery tube turning backwards until started. Hold the upper rounds of the spring with needle nose pliers to remove the screw. Then use the battery to push in the spring the rest of the way. I have a theory as to what the issue is, but that does not matter. The first 2 took me 30 minutes, the last 7 about a minute each. Figuring out how to remove the spring and reinsert it was what took so long on the first 2. All ten work perfect now. Thanks for alerting me to the fix, and I hope the breakdown in a means of removing, and reinserting the spring helps.

Watta coinkydink. 9 outta 10 of mine were also fubared. LOL Shocked

Btw Sarge, wattya think about that tan version? Sexy ain’t it? Love


I don’t know about sexy, but I do like both colors. This was a very good deal, once we repaired them. Now if Acebeam will just put their K75 on half price sale…I will be a happy camper.
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Ok quick update.

ThruNite has refunded the $29.99 purchase amount not including however the $5.95 in shipping. No return of product required. No detailed explanation other than basically stating refund given due to light not turning on when battery inserted.

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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Good service. You should spend that $30 with them.

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arow55 wrote:
Good service. You should spend that $30 with them.

They have too many fine products for me not to do that. LOL Thumbs Up Beer

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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