As soon as i start to walk or move a lot and the battery's inside the tube start to move it starts to flicker ...
Quote from: anditsgone on October 18, 2015, 11:52:14 AMAs soon as i start to walk or move a lot and the battery's inside the tube start to move it starts to flicker ...This is just a generic answer as I don't have any Maglites but is there a clue there which needs to be eliminated And in the same context eliminate any possible battery undersize issues, particularly length.
I know this seems logical but it did not had these problems when it was a couple months old, and i have thoroughly cleaned the contact areas so bad connecting cant be the problem.
Anyone has a fix for this?
Could it be as simple as the spring losing some pressure? Over time and bouncing around it loses its strength?
The spring offers enough pressure to make good contact. it even pressed the + side of the d cell a little bit inwards. I wil buy another set of battery's to see if it makes a difference. Although this set still has 70 to 80 percent of their capacity left.I really like my Maglite but if there is one thing i would absolutly hate about a light is if it goes dim at the worst moments. And unfourtanly it does that
The cheap Aluminum barrel flash lights seem to be unreliable with intermittent connections, so I bought an expensive SOLITAIRE made by Mag lite. Ultimately, it too seem to have problems, and I was nearly ready to trash it. The light would come on full brightness, and then go out. If I fiddled with it, the light would flash on, and then quit. Sometimes it would stay on for a few seconds; other times it quit almost instantaneously. It seemed like a classic bad connection problem. Just to rule it out, I checked the battery and surprisingly found it to be really weak, 1.2 volts. A new battery cured the problem. I didn't suspect bad battery because bulb, when it came on, was at bright full brightness. Bottom line, always check battery.