PBSF Turbo Problem, Turns Self Off?
just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or has any ideas...
Recently have been using the PBSF Turbo, very bright, moreso than my Radbot 1000; tho the radbot does have a better on/off switch and more secure battery case...
brighter is paramount of course
just recently its developed a strange behaviour
If turned on and left in the turbo flash mode; after about 6 seconds of flash pattern it turns off. At which point I can press the button again and it witll turn back on in flash mode as if it was a normal userinduced shutoff.(batteries haven't lost contact)
The behaviour is 100% repeatable and appears to be consistently 6 seconds; I am assuming that this is the time cycle of the turbo flash pattern and somehow it is unable to loop itself.
If i press the button before 6seconds have passed, it switches to steady mode and behaves as expected, tested for at least 10mins w no probs on steady.
Ruled out vibration, behaviour is idential sitting on desktop.
so, i guess some portion of the circuitry that controls flash mode is damaged? kinda lame to only be able to use it on steady mode....
What you think?
Just tried it again.... this time the flash cycle lasted far longer than 6 seconds, perhaps 15 before shutoff.
Now appears to be consistently 15secs of flash..
wierd, only diff I can think of is that i spent time typing out this message indoors; while the problems only showed up on the ride home..... temperature related? maybe batteries are low and the delay let them 'rest' and 'recover' a little?
Guess I'll report back after charging batteries....
Last edited by xenologer; 06-09-12 at 12:49 AM.