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sshark

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Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
« on: 23 Jan 16, 20:39 »
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  • I started this similar topic to share my experience with SRT7 to another Nitecore SRT7 topic,

    http://scubasg.com/diving-accessories/nitecore-srt7/

    which was started some time ago.

    I bought this torch for diving because I saw one of the local distributor used this torchlight for diving in their ads. It worked well for a few times dives. However, during my last dive my torch was flooded and rendered useless. I remembered I greased and closed the tail cap tightly before I dived. I learnt that a dive torchlight must have at least have double o-rings at the closing tail cap thread.  I will not use this light for diving again. I wonder if that local distributor has made modification to it.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #1 on: 23 Jan 16, 21:08 »
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  • If you buy from local distributor, you should be able to get warranty covered by them, get 1 to 1 exchange. I remember they mentioned they provide 18 months 1 for 1 exchange and 10 years warranty. such straight forward flooding case, I believe they should not have any excuse not to take responsibility.

    Mine was a bad experience, the mode control ring became free rotating, but they claim this is ware and tear and refused to cover with warranty, I end up throw it away.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #2 on: 23 Jan 16, 21:37 »
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  • I bought it online and I am fortunate enough that the seller allowed me to claim for warranty. He even went a step further. When the torchlight he received from the principal, it was scratched. He sent me a new one instead. Kudos to the seller. Now I have to be careful with it. I don't want to claim another time for warranty. touch wood :)

    Yes, I read about your bad experience in the previous topic. That was lame excuse. I find that it takes enormous effort to actually wear out the rotating ring. Seriously, they should investigate and take in as benefit of doubt. I am going to try armytek predator next because it is mentioned in their specs that it supports up to 50m depth. However, it is not as convenient as SRT7 where i cannot switch the torch to low light when I am not using it. it is also a push button torch.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #3 on: 24 Jan 16, 21:31 »
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  • I bought it online and I am fortunate enough that the seller allowed me to claim for warranty. He even went a step further. When the torchlight he received from the principal, it was scratched. He sent me a new one instead. Kudos to the seller. Now I have to be careful with it. I don't want to claim another time for warranty. touch wood :)

    Yes, I read about your bad experience in the previous topic. That was lame excuse. I find that it takes enormous effort to actually wear out the rotating ring. Seriously, they should investigate and take in as benefit of doubt. I am going to try armytek predator next because it is mentioned in their specs that it supports up to 50m depth. However, it is not as convenient as SRT7 where i cannot switch the torch to low light when I am not using it. it is also a push button torch.
    In fact, I love the torch very much, and have gone through at least 50 dives with it, I believe it is the spring in the ring that lost the spring effect, thus no more clicking action when rotating the ring.  For a working one, when you switch from one positon to another, it goes through a click action and the ring can hold in the position, that torch lose that action entirely. It ended up in the dustbin.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #4 on: 24 Jan 16, 21:47 »
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  • If you put it that way, I think SRT7 serves you pretty well for 50 dives. In the end, it was thrown away before of the "broken spring" as you put it, it was not flooded. Do you use the ring frequently during each dive?

    In fact, I love the torch very much, and have gone through at least 50 dives with it, I believe it is the spring in the ring that lost the spring effect, thus no more clicking action when rotating the ring.  For a working one, when you switch from one positon to another, it goes through a click action and the ring can hold in the position, that torch lose that action entirely. It ended up in the dustbin.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #5 on: 24 Jan 16, 23:31 »
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  • If you put it that way, I think SRT7 serves you pretty well for 50 dives. In the end, it was thrown away before of the "broken spring" as you put it, it was not flooded. Do you use the ring frequently during each dive?
    No, the torch was not flooded at all.

    The torch came with one O-ring, but there is 1 more extra slot to add another O-ring.

    I believe the spring must have either rusted by sea water or clotted by salt.

    But as compare with the Archon V10s, the Archon served me more than 150 dives and still going strong and it is less than half the price of Nitecore.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #6 on: 25 Jan 16, 01:12 »
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  • I suppose less feature is better :) Yes, you could be right because the magnetic ring spring might not able to resist the corrosive the salt water.

    Oh I didn't know there is an extra slot for an additional O-ring. It was not mentioned nor it came with double-O rings. Does it using the same O-ring slot i.e. 2 O-rings in a slot?

    No, the torch was not flooded at all.

    The torch came with one O-ring, but there is 1 more extra slot to add another O-ring.

    I believe the spring must have either rusted by sea water or clotted by salt.

    But as compare with the Archon V10s, the Archon served me more than 150 dives and still going strong and it is less than half the price of Nitecore.

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #7 on: 25 Jan 16, 12:56 »
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  • Actually someone told me before that SRT7 or rather Nitecore is not a dive torch. They just brought SRT7 for a pressure test of up to 40m and no leaking. Thereafter they brought it for a few dives and eventually the video was born. But SRT7 is never a dive torch. It's just the marketing.. Actually Nitecore is for outdoor torch (jungle trekking, river crossing, etc) is ok. How true is this??

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #8 on: 25 Jan 16, 14:21 »
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  • I concur with you. It is kinda misleading when the local distributor starts doing this and people will assume the brand (or rather this model) is suitable for diving. on top of that there was a video to showcase their claim.

    For @poh6702, he improvised and managed to use it for 50 dives until the magnetic ring gave way. I learnt my lesson, I will only use it as an outdoor torch.

    Actually someone told me before that SRT7 or rather Nitecore is not a dive torch. They just brought SRT7 for a pressure test of up to 40m and no leaking. Thereafter they brought it for a few dives and eventually the video was born. But SRT7 is never a dive torch. It's just the marketing.. Actually Nitecore is for outdoor torch (jungle trekking, river crossing, etc) is ok. How true is this??

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    Re: Yet another Nitecore SRT7 experience
    « Reply #9 on: 25 Jan 16, 14:27 »
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  • I suppose less feature is better :) Yes, you could be right because the magnetic ring spring might not able to resist the corrosive the salt water.

    Oh I didn't know there is an extra slot for an additional O-ring. It was not mentioned nor it came with double-O rings. Does it using the same O-ring slot i.e. 2 O-rings in a slot?
    There are actually 2 slots for 2 O-rings, buy they only install 1 O-ring, there is another slot to put 1 more O-ring.

    The spec of SRT6 & 7 is only up to 2 meters form the manufacturer website, I don't think it is designed to go under sea water condition.

    I love the functionality of the torch, if it is designed and tested as dive torch, I don't mind paying the price, but if it is meant only as land torch, then it is too expensive.
    « Last Edit: 25 Jan 16, 14:29 by poh6702 »