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well a different 445 in the same host will do you no good, its the tail cap thats causing the problems.
It's not the tailcap, has good contact, also what dot I do get is now different, and also some extra artifacts in the dot. It's not clean anymore.


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my arctic had the same problem and it was the tail cap try bridging it with a wire.
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take the tail cap off then put the wire from the battery (+) to the silver threads
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take the tail cap off then put the wire from the battery (+) to the silver threads
No made no difference. My laser accually turns on with full battery indication, but the beam has less power then a 1 watt laser.
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Not the battery, I have 4 18650 batteries and the same on all batteries, and made sure they where fully charged.
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Why would that suddenly be a problem when one minute my Arctic was going great, then all of a sudden not going properly and on all of my 18650 batteries which are all pretty new. They all work on my other laser, no problems and last a long time.
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This is hilarious, we should have a list of broken/faulty arctis.

I am sorry for you though.
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My arctic works just fine, thank you very much.
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Why would that suddenly be a problem when one minute my Arctic was going great, then all of a sudden not going properly and on all of my 18650 batteries which are all pretty new. They all work on my other laser, no problems and last a long time.
Measuring the current draw at the battery (without the tail switch) will tell you if the diode, the driver, or the switch went bad.

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Low current + no light = bad driver
normal current + bright light = bad switch

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Soooooo glad I canceled my arctic. These things are looking awful and I don't wanna think about how screwed up the complicated g2's will be.
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Had an email back from WL and are going to replace it with a G2, pity it's the G2, button combos are a hassle. A least they are going to replace it, got an RMA number, so Friday will send it back.
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