ADVERTISEMENT

Author Topic: Nitecore SRT7  (Read 11902 times)

poh6702

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 585
  • Liked: 74
  • Karma: +40/-9
  • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
Re: Nitecore SRT7
« Reply #10 on: 13 Jul 14, 13:43 »
  • Publish
  • Thank you for highlighting your experience. You have reinforced my convictions that the SRT7 was likely never going to be a light which any diver could depend on reliably. It was recommended to me by a divemaster I met on a boat. I must admit I was impressed by its features. It flooded the first dive which was only around 10 odd metres. The shop honored the warranty and I got a replacement. I never did another dive with it though (for now). It's likely relegated to land duty.

    While I dun profess to be a light expert, I have a fair number of torches from varying brands including canister lights. What I can't fathom yet is how will such a torch (SRT7) keep out water. Bearing in mind that this is a torch which has 2 screw threads, each end having only 1 thin o-ring. Adding to the fact that the push button end does nothing to make me more reassured. I have my doubts over the rotating switch as well. My experience with rotating switch dive lights is that dirt and other particles will likely get stuck in them, making the rotating mechanism less smooth over time until such a day when turning them requires a near impossible effort.

    Just my 2 cents to whoever is considering this model. Thanks.

    Frankly, the manufacturer spec for the SRT6/7 is only 2 meters, someone in Singapore (I believe is the local distributor) have tested it to be able to withstand up to 40meters(maybe 60?) and they re-spec them to 40meters. I bought the SRT6 and have done up to 50 dives to max depth of 30 meters and the torch is still going strong. I also bought another SRT7 through Amazon for my son, it is still ok water worthiness, but the torch has intermittent problem with the white light during last dive, the other colours working fine.

    Am looking for Archon V10 as replacement for the SRT7, its spec from manufacturer is 100meter and with button at the side, looks very slim and almost as bright as SRT6 from spec (860 vs 930 luma).

    naiynat

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 27
    • Liked: 0
    • Karma: +1/-1
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #11 on: 15 Jul 14, 14:54 »
  • Publish
  • Is the Singapore distributor allowed to re-spec a product he does not even own?

    Anyway buy already also nothing much I can do.
    Live to dive another day

    poh6702

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 585
    • Liked: 74
    • Karma: +40/-9
    • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #12 on: 15 Jul 14, 18:17 »
  • Publish
  • Is the Singapore distributor allowed to re-spec a product he does not even own?

    Anyway buy already also nothing much I can do.
    As long as he give warranty, i dont thing there is anything wrong. I believe those few forumers who have problem with their SRT7 did not buy from local distributer, and that is the risk one prepare to take when buying direct from oversea. If lucky, one can save money, but if luck is not on the buyers side then can be a total lost. As for me i bought one locally and one from Amazon, then the one from local still going strong and not the one i bought from Amazon, luck was not on my side.

    poh6702

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 585
    • Liked: 74
    • Karma: +40/-9
    • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #13 on: 15 Jul 14, 18:48 »
  • Publish
  • Is the Singapore distributor allowed to re-spec a product he does not even own?

    Anyway buy already also nothing much I can do.
    Did you buy from local distributor? If  yes, you should have peace of mind because they provide 18 month 1 for 1 exchange warranty, but if you buy from oversea, just keep the finger cross, it has nothing to do with the local distributor.

    naiynat

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 27
    • Liked: 0
    • Karma: +1/-1
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #14 on: 15 Jul 14, 20:00 »
  • Publish
  • Did you buy from local distributor? If  yes, you should have peace of mind because they provide 18 month 1 for 1 exchange warranty, but if you buy from oversea, just keep the finger cross, it has nothing to do with the local distributor.

    Yes I bought it locally.

    The features are actually good la. Just that it probably works better on land.
    Live to dive another day

    poh6702

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 585
    • Liked: 74
    • Karma: +40/-9
    • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #15 on: 15 Jul 14, 21:27 »
  • Publish
  • Yes I bought it locally.

    The features are actually good la. Just that it probably works better on land.
    The problem with using on land is that, the torch becomes very  hot, when use under water, the water is cooling the torch and can turn on for long time. What i do when using for diving is that, i will turn the ring to off position and press the back button to on position, in the water, will only operates on the ring.

    devil1158

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 182
    • Liked: 11
    • Karma: +5/-1
    • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #16 on: 16 Jul 14, 09:25 »
  • Publish
  • SRT 7 torch is actually very good to use underwater.
    But the water worthiness of the torch depends on luck.

    I took the SRT7 for 2 dive trips, on my second trip the poor fellow flooded. (no idea how it flooded) :(
    Luckily is under Local distributor warranty so got it exchanged.

    Actually I am abit afraid to use it underwater again.
    Seeing the torch flood underwater heart pain. $$$$ :'(

    Solid_jim

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 948
    • Liked: 36
    • Karma: +31/-5
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #17 on: 16 Jul 14, 09:56 »
  • Publish
  • i got 2 torch from nite core.
    the SRT 5 and SRT 7, both went down water with me, the SRT 5 i give it to my brother for his law enforcment duties.
    eversince i got my Anchor W40R, the SRT 7 i use it as my Spare torch every time i dive, it took alot punishment, whether i drop it, crush it with my weight, bring it out for reservist, it still working fine.
    the only thing i dont like was the hot spot, but it definitely grab alot attention with its powerful beam.
    if you open up the SRT 7, there is actually 2 pc of Oring in it, normally if you buy from outside source, it only have 1 pc of O-ring, i guess that's what keeping the water pressure on hold.

    i believe like all UW electronic equipment require extra preparation and maintenance before entering the water.
    I always open up any lights I have to check on the O ring, ensuring there is no sand or salt deposit in the gap.
    Put on a thin coat of grease before tightening the light.
    Dunno why so many boliao people
    eat too full
    post bo liao things

    naiynat

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 27
    • Liked: 0
    • Karma: +1/-1
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #18 on: 14 Aug 14, 23:57 »
  • Publish
  • I managed to get a new SRT7 as it was still under warranty. However, the new one flooded on me again immediately I jumped into the water.

    I think it's just my luck as the SRT7 my friend bought together with me is still working fine.

    Sad case la...
    Live to dive another day

    mentalist

    • Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 111
    • Liked: 5
    • Karma: +2/-11
    • Singapore Scuba Diving Forum
    Re: Nitecore SRT7
    « Reply #19 on: 15 Aug 14, 01:15 »
  • Publish
  • I'm surprised that nitecore is so popular in sg. Since in china, nitecore is most famous for its batteries and chargers.  For diving light, few diver use it. The most popular brands are xadventurer and archon.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk