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    problems with dinotte draining battereis when off?

    I know atleast one person had a problem leaving their light plugged into the battery and having it drain. but it should not happen and I wonder if anyone else has had the issue. it would be a hassle to unplug it each day.

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    Well, it's going to draw a teensy amount of power when plugged in. The controller is monitoring that button non-stop as long as it has power.

    Point in case: turn the light on, note what mode it's in, and turn it off. Now push the button one time while the light is off. Now double-tap the button to switch the light ON again. It's not in the mode you left it in, is it? That single-tap told the controller to change modes, even when it was turned off.

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    most likely then using it every day is not a big deal but left for weeks it may be.

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    It's really normal behavior; i've seen the same thing. Just get into the habit of either recharging before a ride or disconnect after every ride, or both

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    if you use it every day think it is an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveknight View Post
    if you use it every day think it is an issue?
    Oh sure, sorry, that's definitely an issue. They'll replace it, just contact them. Their cust. service is great.

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    It could also be that the person has a weak AA cell in the set. Has he/she tried a completely different set of AAs yet?

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    I just got it friday and only used it once and I am waiting on some new cells. so till then I can't experiment on run times. but I will check it out.

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    got this right from dinotte tonight (hows that for service)
    It does.. the switch is a non latching switch, so it's waiting to turn on
    which is why you want to unplug the light when it's not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveknight View Post
    got this right from dinotte tonight (hows that for service)
    It does.. the switch is a non latching switch, so it's waiting to turn on
    which is why you want to unplug the light when it's not in use.
    righto


    if you leave the batteries in the dinotte they will drain slowly as the dinotte is always probing
    for on or off, and also battery level

    when the batteries drain really low from sitting around, the dinotte might actually switch ON, into fail-safe
    and really drain them, until it shuts off again. at that point your batteries will be pretty flat
    I like fat bikes
    and I cannot lie.

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    I was surprised when I went for a ride and my Li-Ion 140 tail light didn't last 10 minutes. It had been sitting for only a week unused. I unplug now. I wish the instructions made that clear (or maybe more clear).

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdog View Post
    I was surprised when I went for a ride and my Li-Ion 140 tail light didn't last 10 minutes. It had been sitting for only a week unused. I unplug now. I wish the instructions made that clear (or maybe more clear).
    I don't think they say it all all. they do say disconnect but not why.

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