Does YLP Panda3 have thermal protection

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Does YLP Panda3 have thermal protection

Few days ago I forgot to unscrew the battery cover before putting my Panda 3 in my pocket. Some time later I felt it burning in my pocket. it was so hot I was not able to touch it for few minuets after turn it off and it melt the rubber band.
I could not find any info on thermal protection but based on the results I would say it does not have protection. am I right?  

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Panda 3 has thermal protection only in Hi mode. And lowest flux is 30% of Hi. With good thermal isolation 30% is enough to heat up to melting of TIR optics. [Actually a lot of flashlight with thermal control have this problem.)

BTW.It was fixed in panda 4.

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AEDe wrote:
Panda 3 has thermal protection only in Hi mode. And lowest flux is 30% of Hi. With good thermal isolation 30% is enough to heat up to melting of TIR optics. [Actually a lot of flashlight with thermal control have this problem.) BTW.It was fixed in panda 4.

Thanks, maybe they release FW for the panda 3 Smile

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FW and driver design of P3 is likely Chinese. Now Inferion(author of M43 driver) makes drivers and FWs for new YLP flashlight.(Gekko 1.0, Panda 4.0)

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P 4.0 is sold out already. May be in few months it would be restocked.