Good to know. Yeah, ZFlasher is great and Emisar flash kit makes it easy for D4v2 & D4Sv2, D4S will be a bit different and I think I’ll leave the D4 for now. Got the flash fever and some bits from AE, including
Programmer Testing Clip SOP8 SOP SOIC 8 SOIC8 DIP8 DIP 8 Pin IC Test Clamp
I received my first Hank lights today from Fedex. The first thing I have to say is that the pictures on the internet are deceiving. These things are much smaller than I thought they would be, and I say that in a good way.
These are little powerhouses. The build quality on these lights are excellent. The 3 lights I bought are:
Noctigon K1 Thrower, Green with OSRAM W1 Green
Emisar DT8, Dark Grey with SST-20 4000k 95CRI
Emisar D4SV2, Dark Grey W2 6000K
The DT8 came with Anduril 2, the other 2 came with Anduril 1. Using the Usbasp adapter and avrdude, I was able to update all 3 to the latest 12/13/21 builds of Anduril 2. The only issue I had was finding the right amount of pressure to apply to the pogo pins, If I pushed just a bit too much, it would lose connection, so I had to just push it enough to seat the pins and no more, and it was able to flash and verify.
A big Thank You to all in this thread for answers to all the questions I didn’t have to ask.
Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately this firmware doesn't work for me. After I flash it, the AUX leds automatically cycle through the colors, but the button light doesn't light up, nor do the main leds light up when pressing the button...
Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions. I tried all the above but I still couldn't get the light to work. I did, however, manage to get it to finally turn on with anduril.2021-12-13.noctigon-k9.3-tintramp-nofet.hex! I'll test the light with this firmware for now... just happy I can use the flashlight again.
I’d be very careful with the K9.3 firmware. I don’t know if the driver physically has the direct-drive FET channel (using the same FET as for the linear regulation), but that would instantly kill your delicate LEDs.
In his first post: “I recently purchased a tint ramping D4V2 Ti Colorful”
I have a D4SV2 that came with noctigon-k9.3-nofet firmware (emitters are SW45 and SW35 combo, single channel). Sometimes (often?) it can be a challenge to know which firmware to flash on a new light. At least to me.
I don’t know if the OP responded to my question as to what firmware the light blinked out when he got it. I haven’t seen a response to that yet.
Edit: BTW, TK made a nice change in the December A2 firmware release where in lockout mode, 3C goes to OFF (vs 4C going to ON).
Removing the driver on an Emisar light is not really fun. Desolder all six or seven (!) tiny wires from the MCPCB (main LED or CH1/CH1 + GND, aux RGB/GND), desolder the switch (if it’s lighted, again several wires), then remove the driver with force because it’s glued in.
The flashing pads are directly connected to the MCU. So if they don’t work, direct access to the MCU won’t help you.
What exactly are the errors? Which command did you execute? Which version of the flashlight do you have?