Darwin blue led, 3-way position arm... i have a question

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  1. vdrum4250

    vdrum4250 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just received a used in warranty darwin.

    the 3-way position arm thing has so much play in it. kinda like a manual car shifter..

    Is this normal? since i didn't buy new i am not sure if this is normal.

    can this be fixed or is this how they are?
     
  2. Killjoy1

    Killjoy1 Ω Destroyer Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There will always be some play in the arm. The arm is attached to the board on the inside, but itsn't attached to the case, so a little wobble is normal.
     
  3. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    totally normal for this to be like that, enjoy.
     
  4. vdrum4250

    vdrum4250 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    very cool.. thanks guys/gals


    a few more questions if i may.

    scroll works all the time right.. light only goes on when i hit fire button right.


    am i suppose to see anything lit up unless i push button.

    i can kinda see the emblem and the watts? does that draw from my battery?

    how long does it take to charge from empty to full...
     
  5. Killjoy1

    Killjoy1 Ω Destroyer Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The screen will be on, but not backlit, any time the arm is open. The backlight only comes on when the button is pressed. The drain on the battery for leaving it on is so infinitesimal that you don't even need to think about it, you could probably leave it sitting with the arm open for a couple weeks without killing it :)

    Charging from empty to full? I just plug it in overnight, the Darwin will stop drawing current from the charger once it's done. I think 4-6 hours from empty sounds about right, though
     
  6. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    vdrum4250, I have never seen the inside of (my) Darwin. I think that the detents are for convenience, the arm is always electrically connected and working in any position. The brass connector that you see on the outside is shaped like one half of a barbell. The other half is inside, and it is completely strong and sturdy. Some have said "I would break that off in a minute, because I WORK IN ALASKA". I believe they are mistaken, but that is just me.

    The 510 atty/carto is easily broken like any device, but the brass connector will be the last thing that breaks. I have Darwins with and without the detents, and I prefer the smooth range of motion one, only because I prefer it's screen display.
     
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