Mini MAG lite

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  1. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    DO you know these torches?
    I bought the AA torch second hand from a donation shop and it's never worked. I've pulled it all to pieces and replaced the globe with brand new version and I found a blob of rust inside the barrel where the 2 AA batteries go which prevented them from entering the barrel.
    so I filed that rust blob out of the inside of the torch. now the batteries go into the torch. but no light turn on.
    is there a switch somewhere, or is it a twist mechanisum to turn on the torch.
    I have the case for it but no manual.

    it's a black metal torch.

    I've taken all parts out of the torch and put it all back together and still no light turns on. I used many batteries and even the ones from the TV remote, so I know they work in some other device. every component in screw in type so I don't think there's a circuit issue but there must be somewhere.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Dreyn + Modern Devices = Epic Fail
     
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    You turn them on by twisting the top end (The part where the lens is) You can also control the brightness that way..Try a new bulb, you can get them at a hardware or sporting goods store. If that don't work, it's probably shot..Those things are built like a tank, but even a tank breaks down eventually.
     
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    tubes Well-Known Member

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    Torches are frustrating.
    The circuit is very simple: battery > switch > light.
    But if it's not working.... it's usually very difficult to find where exactly the problem is.
     
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    Blackie Well-Known Member

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    .. I have one a bought new .. you twist it counter clockwise as in loose to turn it on ..

    .. I would rather just have a switch but it was an impulse buy at check out .. and it was not cheap .. I was getting all maner of other stuff so I did not even look that is cost like $20 .. oh well .. key to maintain these is to not let the batteries corrode ..
     
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    Fenix flashlights is where it's at. I've had a PD32 for 4 or 5 years, and I'm only on my second set of batteries. Super bright and durable. I've sent it through the washer and dryer 2 or 3 times, since I keep it in my pocket, and it's still kicking.

    Fenixlight Limited
     
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    340 lumens? Please! You sir need a streamlight. 720 lumens.
     
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    lucidspoon Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I got my Fenix when the local police department was doing a bulk buy of stuff, and a friend with a connection to them got on the order too, so I got it for like $40.
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I like torches. I have one on my phone. I'm all about the technologies, see.
    Otherwise, I have this:

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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I have an LD22 in my emergency pack...
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Mag-lite lost their customer base when the founder/owner got divorced & the wife took the company.
     
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    Just turn the light on or bump into things!

    :lol::lol::lol:

    :drunk:
     
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    LED Lenser all the way for me. Batteries last ages in my two hand held torches, and the head torch that lives on my hard hat (used during weekend nuclear bunker restoration!) is rechargeable and puts out a massive amount of light.
     
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    catch a cornwell tool truck and pick up a stylus pen light.....I wrench for a living, and it is my most used tool. Bright, tough, fits in my pocket. Perfect for tight spaces, and when you need to its easy to hold in your mouth if you need both hands to work. As for the torch light, sounds like more aggravation then it's worth.
     
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    Lost interest in Mag when they were made too small to use it as a bludgeon .
     
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    They still make the big ones that take 4 D-cell batteries.
    Whack somebody at the base of the skull with one of those and it is a guaranteed nap for an hour or so. I keep one clipped to the headrest in my truck...
     
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    :deadhorse:I just remember seeing a bright light! LMAO! Don't go towards the bright light!!!!
     
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    Sorry to derail the thread further, but that would be a whole lot cooler if that was a unicorn instead of a pink horse.
     
  19. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    Great! thanks for the tips of advice guys! ;)

    It feels like such good quality in your hands but it's never worked.

    Yeah they have dropped in popularity here too, lots of shops don't stock them anymore.

    I have the big cordless drill and the cordless light kit from makita and that torch is awesome! it floods the sky at night too. It even save my life and my dogs life one night. I carried the big torch while walking the dog. never carry anything other than the lead for the dog, but for some reason I had the torch and while crossing the intersection with the light as green, some guy just turned his car and almost ran over both me and the dog but I flashed the torch at the driver and after 10 seconds the guy realised he had to stop and so he did and I could put my hand on the cars bonnet, he was so close.
    It wakes them up when they see a big light in the middle of the road.

    those cave climber, head mount torches are a great thing to have.
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Yeah. The triple D-battery models double as a Billy club. They still make them, but with LED's now instead of the incandescent bulbs with the spare in the base cap.
    I bought the new LED model and compared it side by side to my older bulb model, and I was like, OMG - how did we ever think the old ones were so awesome?!

    The newer LED models are the anteater's proboscis! :yesway:

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