AA mini LED Maglite

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WilliamHayes's review of Maglite Mini Maglite LED 2 AA 3 Watt


“AA mini LED Maglite”

Written on: 21/11/2011 by WilliamHayes (1 review written)

This is the obvious case of to many substandard foreign components with the classic "Made in the U.S.A." flag stickers all over it. The Led components and the circuit boards are all flawed brand new, the only thing that may actually be made at old Mr. Mags Ontario factory is probably the aluminum casting. When I was a student of Electronic Engineering we all new the importance of high quality contacts to assure proper operation. Obviously there are no American Electronic Engineers involved in this new double AA flashlight. The contacts all produce a non conductive oxide deposit when the electrical current is flowing. The components affected with the oxide are: Spring,Contacts,Circuit boards, Switch Ring. Most of you don't have a microscope to see this, but I have documented this. Hence all the issues with the light not working and the problems everyone is having with these. All the contacts in this flashlight are made out of this oxidizing metal. No amount of cleaning or shaking or solvent will ever stop the corrosion of the components. The oxide is produced through electrolysis between the reactive contact metals and the aluminum case even when it is sitting on the shelf with no batteries. When electricity is flowing non conductive oxide production is faster on the contacts. The only thing that can help this Maglite is to actually produce some of the electronics components in a factory that is not weaponizing our infrastructure with this flawed stuff. So the new AA LED Maglite is broken brand new and not worth betting your life on for sure. Sincerely, William Hayes

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