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Identify that component - looks like a anorexic capacitor

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This component on the torch is faulty and wiggling it makes the torch work fine for a bit

The solder looks fine it seems to be lose in the component which pushes up against the rear plate my guess is that being dropped and bouncing around on the motorbike has taken its toll

Any idea on what i should be replacing it with?

 

Thanks

 

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Might be an inductor but then you wonder WTF would one be doing on a torch?

 

Is that a little piezo speaker there, like for a signal horn function?

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L2 steered my initial thoughts that way too but board markings don't always match the type of components to get placed there.

 

Assuming it's broken the trick with the new one would be to install with a healthy amount of leg such that you could just fold it over flush with the board.

Or if the leg is broken (hard to tell), you might be able to solder it back together though I'd try bending it to the needed position first.

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The torch uses the buzzer to emit a beep as you shut it off when the battery is low

 

I think that one says SALIPT

you can only see half a T but the other has PT then after a space what looks like S-E or S-5 on the end

 

As i bent it over then the leg snapped of from ~1mm inside

 

That picture matches its shape exactly

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http://en.salipt.com/products_index.html

 

Salipt it would seem is the company that makes the heatshrink surrounding that component.

 

If there's a Jaycar handy http://www.jaycar.com.au/high-frequency-ferrite-chokes-330-h/p/LF1106

Measuring inductance isn't exactly straightforward... but http://www.wikihow.com/Measure-Inductance

 

Actually, the things are sufficiently cheap that you could just buy the 2 or 3 that look like a match then try each in turn.

Edited by Rybags

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cut the heatshrink off and found the end of the copper coil

should be able to solder it back on with any luck

if not i will find a few things to order from jaycar

 

will hopefully have a pic of a working torch to upload soon

thanks

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Its alive!

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Thanks again wouldn't have thought it would be as simple as a wire coil inside it

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The next thing to do, use hot goo gun to hold the thing in place.

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fair idea

its back together now so if it breaks again maybe then :)

its still got one leg holding it in place at the moment

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