Intermittent DX Torch
I’ve got a couple of MTE SF-23 torches that I got through DX a couple of years back that seem to have developed a problem.
When I switch it on its fine for a bit then drops to half power regardless of what setting I have it on. I’ve tried mixing batteries and the parts but nothing seems to have made a difference.
Sometimes it comes back to full power after I cycle through the modes, some times it doesn’t, sometimes it comes back by its self, sometimes it doesn’t.
Anyone had similar or know what might be causing it?
When they work properly they are really good so I’m not to keen to replace them.Posted 5 years agonealyMember
Sounds like a dodgy connection, try striping and cleaning everything and make sure the battery springs are making good contact.
…or find a UK seller UK stock on ebay.Posted 5 years agoDrPMember
I had exactly the same thing on two torches….torches I used on my unlit commute on busy roads.
Cleaned and repointed some connections. Still happened.
Some things are worth more than money, and I just couldn’t be dealing with the poor qc of these lights when lives were at stake!
DrPPosted 5 years agonealyMember
£6.82 for the U2 501B torch from Lightmalls is hardly splashing the cash but I’m sure your torches will be fine with a bit of a fiddle, one of mine didn’t work today when I put the battery back in and it was just the brass pill needing screwing back into the reflector (as KCR has already said)…simples
You really don’t need to spend £200…in fact it’s better to have a few cheap torches so you don’t have one point of failure because everything can break even the swish lights.Posted 5 years agoRAGGATIPMember
Same problem with about three lights so after 2 years of commuting and getting fed up of turning the switch end of the lights I went down the dynamo route earlier this year. Built the wheel myself on a CXP33 32 spoke rim with Shutter Precision hub and a B&M cyo light which I got cheap from an online shop in Germany. Total cost was around £160 give or take but it’s so much less hassle and has been flawless in all this rainPosted 5 years ago
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