Another new Anduril 2 issue

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Another new Anduril 2 issue

…. Seems to be a new one each day Silly

While out walking I was forced to perform a tail cap reset. As I’d miss clicked and got the light in an unusable mode that I couldn’t figure out how to get out of. No instructions with me and in the middle of a very dark field.

So having done the reset. On returning home I’ve found that when I do a Battery check. It now only reads the voltage once and then does nothing else.

Previously it would read it out then a bit of a pause and read it out again. I’ve had another Anduril 2 light turn up today. And that currently works as expected by repeating the voltage until I interact with the light again.

I can’t see anything in the Anduril 2 instructions that says you can change this behaviour.

So what is going on?

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When you’re in the Simple UI it only reports the voltage once. Did you happen to reset it to the Simple UI from the Advance UI?

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SIGShooter wrote:
When you’re in the Simple UI it only reports the voltage once. Did you happen to reset it to the Simple UI from the Advance UI?

Maybe. Although once again the UI diagram and instructions don’t seem to tell you this.

What a ball ache this UI is!!!

I recall resetting does land you in the wrong mode. Yet oddly turbo was still working which it shouldn’t in the simple UI.

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
SIGShooter wrote:
When you’re in the Simple UI it only reports the voltage once. Did you happen to reset it to the Simple UI from the Advance UI?

Maybe. Although once again the UI diagram and instructions don’t seem to tell you this.

What a ball ache this UI is!!!

I recall resetting does land you in the wrong mode. Yet oddly turbo was still working which it shouldn’t in the simple UI.

Turbo mode is inherited from Advance mode so if it was available there then it would be available if the UI was reset to Simple.
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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
I recall resetting does land you in the wrong mode. Yet oddly turbo was still working which it shouldn’t in the simple UI.
Simple mode has no Turbo, but some manufacturers set ceiling in simple mode to 150/150, which is the same as Turbo

simple mode battery check is described in the manual:

“Functions available in Simple UI include:

3C: Battery check mode. (displays voltage once, then turns off)”

If you read the manual, a lot of your frustration could be aleviated.

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So what is going on?

Paste from the manual (with a couple of snips):

“If you get lost, or if you want to auto-calibrate the temperature
sensor, do a factory reset….

>>>>>

Simple UI is enabled after each factory reset.”

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Leave it in simple mode. It’s there for a reason.

You can't compare the big flashlight in the sky to the little flashlight in your hand.

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FWIW, I really appreciate Anduril and am very happy to have it on several lights! I think it is an amazing piece of work that is very useful and gives the lights great function and simplicity of use. That said, I have experienced this very same issue and have watched the rapid throttling and had to deal with both issues.

The miss clicking thing has happened to me once or perhaps twice in several years. I may have also messed up configuring things the way I want them once or twice. How wonderful to be able to do a reset and have a fresh start!

The manual is actually quite good. Notice I did not say simple or easy. There is even a youtube out there demonstrating how to use the configuration menus. In daily use, once configured the way I want it, Anduril works great and easy — hard to ask for more. Yes it can be a bit difficult to learn the config setup and execute it for the way you want the light to work. Its truly not all that difficult and once done it works very well for so long that you may need to re-learn it when you have to deal with it again. All in all I just want to say thank you to TK and those who have contributed. Great piece of work!

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All you need to do is change over to Advanced UI and set the thermal sensor correctly, then switch back to Simple UI and leave it there, all of your problems will be solved.

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Am I missing something here? I don’t see any mention of the brand/model of the flashlight. I’m just wondering if there could be a switch issue causing extra clicks…

But yeah, if you’re lazy clicking around you can end up jumping from one Anduril UI group to another. I would either make a point of memorizing some of the basic menu items (including reset and UI group change), or printing out an adhesive label and applying it to the battery, so you can have that as a fallback.

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I like Anduril 2 because of all the options that are available to play with.

That said though, I am a relatively simple guy, but I also have some quirks. How simple?

My EDC light is a first-run FW3A; April 2019 is the invoice date. It still runs an early (June 2019) version of the original Anduril. That version incorporates the 1H, lo-hi, behavior when e-locked and set to ramping mode. I love that lo-hi from lock. However, the emitters are now LH351D, 5000K 90 CRI. I will admit that for me, Anduril 2 needs to be used frequently enough to remember the programming variables. But that is what user manuals are for I guess.

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MtnDon wrote:
I like Anduril 2 because of all the options that are available to play with. That said though, I am a relatively simple guy, but I also have some quirks. How simple?

My EDC light is a first-run FW3A; April 2019 is the invoice date. It still runs an early (June 2019) version of the original Anduril. That version incorporates the 1H, lo-hi, behavior when e-locked and set to ramping mode. I love that lo-hi from lock. However, the emitters are now LH351D, 5000K 90 CRI. I will admit that for me, Anduril 2 needs to be used frequently enough to remember the programming variables. But that is what user manuals are for I guess.

I have an early run FW3A too, with tail cap that doesn’t have a security ring (hence, you have to change the battery from the front). Anduril v1. But I don’t have the lo-hi output in e-lockout. I also have Anduril 2, but for the most part my UI paths hit the same menu design in Anduril v1 and v2, so I very rarely get tripped up. I use stepped ramping set to 10 levels and it works so well for my needs that I never change it. I rarely flip over to smooth ramping, but 3-clicks while on is easy to remember. Temp limits & calibration was done and I never need to think about it.

I keep meaning to make a custom cheat sheet for Anduril to remember the easy-to-forget menu options, in case I don’t have access to the manual (I do keep a hotlink to the manual page on BLF).

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xevious wrote:

I keep meaning to make a custom cheat sheet for Anduril to remember the easy-to-forget menu options, in case I don’t have access to the manual (I do keep a hotlink to the manual page on BLF).

FWIW, I keep digital copies of the user manuals for everything I own on my NAS which I can reach from anywhere I have an internet connection of some kind. Not just Anduril and flashlights, but the dishwasher, the garage door opener, the router, the furnace, and the wood stove, etc. That has been very handy many times.

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I love pdf versions of user manuals!

I actually prefer them to the paper versions because I usually don't like paper.

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MtnDon wrote:
FWIW, I keep digital copies of the user manuals for everything I own on my NAS which I can reach from anywhere I have an internet connection of some kind. Not just Anduril and flashlights, but the dishwasher, the garage door opener, the router, the furnace, and the wood stove, etc. That has been very handy many times.
Smart idea, Don. I do have a lot of electronic (PDF) copies of manuals for things like Anduril and various devices, but I haven’t set up a drop box folder to store them. How did you set up your NAS, if you don’t mind sharing?
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How did you set up your NAS, if you don't mind sharing?

I know you're not asking me, but one way is to get a router that you can attach a hard drive to.

I've never done it, but as far as I know, that's the easiest way.  :THUMBS-UP:

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I have a Synology DS418 operating with RAID6. That is plugged into an ASUS Ai-mesh router pair.

Our son has an identical hardware setup in a totally different location. The two NAS sync with each other to maintain offsite copies of each other. Originally I did that because I wanted to have redundant copies of the business records and I have kept that going. I also make Macrium disk images which are stored on OneDrive

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MtnDon wrote:
I have a Synology DS418 operating with RAID6. That is plugged into an ASUS Ai-mesh router pair.

Our son has an identical hardware setup in a totally different location. The two NAS sync with each other to maintain offsite copies of each other. Originally I did that because I wanted to have redundant copies of the business records and I have kept that going. I also make Macrium disk images which are stored on OneDrive

Interesting, so you have that Synology DS418 acting as a kind of host off your own home Internet service? Did it involve defining a firewall pass-through for the ASUS Ai-mesh router?
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The router ports are restricted and they are not the default ports. The NAS uses multifactor authentication. The NAS will respond to only one ICMP ping packet per second to hinder DoS hacker brute force attacks. The NAS also has a firewall and its own VPN server service. Passwords are complex and changed on a schedule. No default accounts are used on NAS or router and those use random naming.

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Thanks, Don. Does the router have any kind of automatic alert notification when suspicious pinging occurs? I wonder how often such attacks happen to NAS setups.

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The router, an Asus, has a CLS level 4 protection rating (the best apparently). I do not know all that much about it other than it the the best rating and the tech I know at LANL told me it met their standards and he recommended it to me. And he helped me with all my stuff and setup. I am not a genius but know one or two.

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I have a couple of Asus RT-AX82U routers.

They have an excellent range and work great for my purposes.

They have a CLS level 4 protection rating, but I don't even know what that means.  :BEER:

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