Appreciate the advice, but I’m acutely aware that overcurrent has heated and ruined the springs; good to know they work as a crude protective device though, just need to source suitable replacements now.
Think I found the source of the short after disassembling the entire light in order that to reassemble, testing at every stage of disassembly and reassembly for shorts, I spotted a large split in the wire to the LED, right at the point where it bends through the pill:
Sleeved the split wire, reassembled everything (actually used some thermal paste as opposed to the sniff of the barmaids apron that was used originally), Kapton tape on the top of everything and it works again, to a fashion. Not sure if brainbox might’ve fried as it doesn’t seem to respond quite as it should, though the springs definitely need replacing before I can look into it further
Aha, the holes in the pill for the wires have sharp edges too…
So basically this light has to be disassembled completely and all parts have to be checked and taken care of, and then you can reassemble the light.
Yeah, sounds like my hobby.
I think the loose head can be fixed too by using fatter O-rings.
Looking forward to receiving this light.
No, I would not bother BG with issues with this one. We knew that this is the Cometa with known issues and we are getting them cheap because of that. See it as a wonderful host and that you have to look over every part to get it right.
Received mine this morning, but no free gift (the 2x18650) only the 26650 in a bag. I’ll see how it stacks up against my modded Warsun X50, X65 and UF-1504 later. On first impressions, size wise, its a little more pocket friendly.
Thank for the links Barkuti, looks like a good option I will order now.
Tested my working one for the first time last night and it’s pretty impressive in terms of throw compared to my D1S and GT Mini, though I realise they are both much smaller and I’m not comparing apples with apples.
Please make sure first the Cometa can fit the driver. My reasoning is only a guess because it is a Jaxman Z1 based flashlight with the driver pocket reduced somehow to ∅17mm for the whatever driver it uses, and this is what caused cell shortcircuits when coupled with big headed 26650 cells, is this sort of right? This means you'll additionally fix this potential issue with a proper ∅22mm driver.
All in all, while more expensive the build should be nice. If you opt to drive the XHP35 hard it will be pulling more than 10A at the tail, hope the torch uses a good switch.