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on 13 April 2012
I think there must have been a bad batch of these torches. Mine has given up after only 3 weeks.
I must tell all of you who have purchased one of these that the Battery inside is a cheap nasty "Shundi SD640 6V 4AH"
I purchased mine rather cheap and when I received this item it did not work at all. I unscrewed the top to check the bulb was ok but I found there was a broken (unsoldered) red wire.
I then noticed there was a screw missing holding in the Battery (only 3 screws, should have been 4) so I decided to take this to pieces to check the battery.
I took out the battery and it was damp with acid as I could smell that sulphuric distinctive pong. I checked the battery for power and it was totally dead.
I decided to charge the battery and re-solder the broken red wire to the switch.
After leaving the battery on charge overnight I re-assembled the whole thing and to my amazement it worked. BUT! very short lived, only stayed on for 15 seconds and dimmed to nothing in another 15 seconds. "ALL IS NOT LOST" I searched on Amazon (good old Amazon) for a replacement Battery. I found 2 types. 1: a "NP4-6 Yuasa 4Ah 6v Lead acid battery for £9.99" and the other was a "PS640 Powersonic 6v 4.5Ah Rechargeable Lead-Acid Battery for £8.77, both of which are free postage. There are also various other makes on the market but in my opinion these 2 are the best and Yuasa of course is my choice.
If you decide to order one and replace the battery you will then have a darn good torch and will last a very long time on one charge.
It is relatively easy to fit too. All you have to do is to unscrew the little charging plug and the switch from inside. remove all 4 of the battery retaining screws and carefully take out the cheap nasty awful good for nothing "Shundi" unheard of Battery and reverse the procedure with the new Battery.
JOB DONE AND YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD LONG LASTING TORCH.