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13-01-2020, 14:20   #91
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Got a reply to the email and tracking from their side showing that's that it is in Ireland since the 30th December. I'm also waiting for a part from the UK that was due for delivery last Thursday. Also a few more bits from China.

An Post must be really twiddling their thumbs or else they're giving us culchies the run around.
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14-01-2020, 11:19   #92
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I can't speak for the quality of the Lidl batteries, in the past some of the Tronics brand they sold were not well regarded. Like 2400mAh cells would have less than half the advertised capacity when tested. I don't know if their current cells are better; perhaps they are.

The Ladda Whites in IKEA we know are rebadged Eneloops (or something very close - made in FDK Japan) so very much a known quantity, you can't go wrong.

They're a little bit more expensive (AA Ladda Whites are €6.50 for 4) but I would pay the extra personally.
I'm using both Lidl and Ikea batteries and don't notice any difference. The biggest advantage the Lidl ones have is that I've a Lidl in walking distance yet it costs me €5 in tolls to get to Ikea and since I don't really need stuff from Ikea they end up expensive for a few batteries. Most people have a Lidl nearby very few live near Ikea and it costs €10 for delivery.
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My E02 and E03 arrived yesterday, ordered 12th December, very happy with them, similar quality to utorch, cheers OP
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I Ordered on the 13th of December and emailed them on the 3rd of January. Still hasn't arrived. I've opened a case with paypal to try and get my money back
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Ordered on 13th December, arrived yesterday, they had emailed few days ago to say it was in Country and showed tracking.
Wouldn't work with a fully charged Ladda battery, put an alkaline battery in and works fine, great light from the AA.
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17-01-2020, 11:34   #96
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eventually arrived to day and not working , 5 weeks wait and I get a dud... life goes on TG for PP
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eventually arrived to day and not working , 5 weeks wait and I get a dud... life goes on TG for PP
Check it's not on electronic lockout.

1-2-3 click sequence: Click (short pause) double-click (short pause) triple-click
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Check it's not on electronic lockout.

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I put a meter on it and no continuity on the (-v)

it worked by shorting the battery - to the chassis,

I could fix it but why should I bother ? it's faulty
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17-01-2020, 22:09   #99
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I put a meter on it and no continuity on the (-v)

it worked by shorting the battery - to the chassis,

I could fix it but why should I bother ? it's faulty

Ok I was pondering over this during the day and since the case was conductive, why it wasn't working?

This evening I investigated and eventually under strong light noticed there was an o-ring in the cap . this obviously should have been in the external grove of the main case, managed to remove it with a strong needle, .. reassembled and bingo , working perfect.

just maybe a heads up if anybody else receives 1 in similar state
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My one arrived today.
Nice light, thanks OP
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Mine arrived. Happy��
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Me too. Long wait, but worth it I guess
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