/ Alpkit Gamma head torch

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stevesmith 14 Nov 2018

I want to carry on using my Alpkit Gamma headtorch, but one of the tiny lugs on the battery door has broken off so the door won't shut. Does anyone have a quick fix?

Luke90 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

That's a common problem, I think. Worth contacting Alpkit, they'll probably help you out somehow.

teh_mark 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Electrical tape around the length of the compartment worked on mine. Obviously needs replacing every time you change the batteries though.

The Wild Scallion 14 Nov 2018
Niall_H 14 Nov 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

I used cable ties on mine, when it broke in the same way

 

 

 

stevesmith 14 Nov 2018
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Releasable cable ties! Of course! Thanks!

Munch 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Yep, i had the same issue, tape / cable ties work, but in the end I emailed alpkit and they sent me two new battery compartments. Good customer service, but the fact that they sent two spares suggested they don't  much confidence that it won't happen again. 

richlan 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Have a look for velcro cable ties, I use them loads for this worth of thing.

NorthernGrit 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Cable ties for me. To be honest mine has been relegated to DIY chores only. I like Alpkit but this isn't their best product.

stevesmith 14 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Thanks for the ideas

cousin nick 15 Nov 2018
In reply to stevesmith:

Contact Alpkit for spare parts (parts are free, but you are asked to pay postage).

Follow the instructions in their video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkXF7AYMqU

I did this for two Gammas that we have.

Gamma 3 has been updated to avoid the issue.

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stevesmith 17 Nov 2018
In reply to cousin nick:

Just checked - Alpkit have run out of Gamma v1 battery cases, so it's cable ties!


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