Is there a way to remove settings from some of these torches?
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#1 (permalink)      10/28/2021 3:43:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Is there a way to remove settings from some of these torches?
Is there a way to remove settings from some of these torches so it just has on and off and no flashing sos or dim ,e.t.c. or is it baked into torches like this?

Just switch on ,switch off.

I've bought a few torches recently ,trying find one or two to give to my mum.
She just wants a normal torch with a simple on or off and not having to run through multiple settings to get to the off switch.

Strangly ,it's all the cheaper ones i've bought that do this .
You'd think the cheaper ones woould have a plain on/off switch.

Edited on 10/28/2021 at 3:44 PM. Reason:
#2 (permalink)      10/28/2021 4:01:09 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Perhaps a link to the item you're talking about is in order.

Without knowing what you're talking about I do think it's a microcontroller that handles modes and on and off as well as power delivery to the light. So the answer would be No, not without serious modification.
#3 (permalink)      10/28/2021 7:09:43 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yeh ,i thought that would be the case , just wishful thinking :)

I have a few different ones ,big ,mediun and tiny.

I'll have to keep a look out for torches with a simple on/off switch next time.

So many of them these days make you go through a list of settings before you get to the off switch ,oh well ,cheers !
#4 (permalink)      10/29/2021 10:51:56 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I don't own many flashlights but the few I do own (all cheap) don't make you go through all modes just to turn the flashlight off. That would be ridiculous. The off "mode" is between all the other modes. So in other words, the modes are all accessed through one button (the "on/off" button), and the sequence for a 4-mode light would be...

Click button: on/mode 1
Click button: off
Click button: on/mode 2
Click button: off
Click button: on/mode 3
Click button: off
Click button: on/mode 4
Click button: off
Click button: on/mode 1 again, and so on.

Of course, I can go through the modes by not depressing the on/off button fully. By only partially depressing the "on/off" button, I can run through the modes instead of turning it off before entering each mode, and then to turn off the light would require a full depression of the button.

If you have flashlights that make you go through modes just to turn it off, just throw them out lol.

If you want to find single mode lights to buy, look/ask around on flashlight forums. However, I did some searching myself last year and came up with only a few that are single mode and were way too expensive. I guess most people just prefer multi-mode flashlights to the point where single-mode lights have become a niche product and therefore expensive since there are fewer produced. That's my guess as to why they are harder to find anymore.

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#5 (permalink)      10/30/2021 4:33:22 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yeh i think it's a saving money thing :)
They probably knock out a few like this that are cheaper to produce.
Looks like a lot of new torches are like this ,always looking for new ways to part you from your cash when most people would be happy with just a on/off switch.

Probably have to pay a few pennies more to have more control.
I have a few like this that make you go through all the modes to get to the off switch.
It's the flashing one that bugs me the most :)
Anyway ,thanks for the useful info.
I'll be a bit more discerning with any future purchases.
Anyway ,i think i need to question why i'm buying so many torches :P

Edited on 10/30/2021 at 4:37 PM. Reason:
#6 (permalink)      10/31/2021 7:20:12 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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normaly you can solder on another pad ( little holes in this picture )

ak47


you can see others soldering points , 5 fonctions , try to search the ref of your board . or try to soldering on an other pad , make test with a voltmeter before :)

Edited on 10/31/2021 at 7:23 AM. Reason:
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I hate the "strobe" effect they tend to add, in addition to the normal "high" and "low" settings...IF I need a strobe effect, I'll hit the club! It is annoying to have to cycle through unwanted modes...like a one button regulated mod, it is unnecessarily clumsy.

Still, there are tons of simple on/off lights as well, you just have to search for them.
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