• Lost hearing aid in Swildons Hole

    Lost 29/09/2022 very near the entrance, probably the first climb down.

    Please keep an eye out!

    More details here

Mistral - Stenlight

Sweeny

New member
Non-working Stenlight without battery. Consigned to srt bag but subsequently awol somewhere between Mistral entrance, Red/Black Wall Chambers, crawl into into Ratbag, Cigalere, Mud Hall. Crap lamp, 3rd time it's failed, but nevertheless would like back as batteries & charger lonely. Cheers. Sweeny
 

Sweeny

New member
Hi, Cable from headpiece failed internally on two separate occasions, original charger unit failed. Trip to Mistral: worked perfectly at car but completely dead on arrival at entrance. Mate has one & he has similar charger issues albeit new style charger seems better. Good lamp when working but reliability issues make it impossible to recommend
 

Blakethwaite

New member
I've used mine at the very least once a week for the last six years as have a few others I cave with. Couldn't recommend them highly enough! :)
 

Leclused

Active member
Hi,

This is a known problem of the Sten, were the cable goes into the lamphouse the cable can move over the edge of the backplate causing to break  and causing a shortcut. You can solve this by making an extra small plate to support the cable at that spot.

You screw that plate with a small lip to support the cable between the connecter of the cable and the backplate. This avoids the rubbing of the cable against the plate.

Btw  a clip of how to replace the cable : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaLxS_k6bI&app=desktop
At around 00:50 you see how the backplate is replaced. You insert your support plate just before that, the plate is fixed by the 2 screws and the lip at the right side will support the cable.

I'll see if I can find a photo of that fix.

 

Sweeny

New member
Thanks Leclused, much appreciated. if Stenlight turns up then will look at this fix.

Re: Blakethwaite post: even if I owned a perfectly working piece of kit  suspect I might still hesitate to give it such a wholehearted recommendation if aware others not in same fortunate position? Anyway this is Lost & Found & so I'll resist continuing debate on merits of Stenlights & providing a constructive recommendation.Cheers.
 

Leclused

Active member
Sweeny said:
Thanks Leclused, much appreciated. if Stenlight turns up then will look at this fix.

Re: Blakethwaite post: even if I owned a perfectly working piece of kit  suspect I might still hesitate to give it such a wholehearted recommendation if aware others not in same fortunate position? Anyway this is Lost & Found & so I'll resist continuing debate on merits of Stenlights & providing a constructive recommendation.Cheers.
Two photo's of the fix. The plate is not between the backplate and the connector but above the backplate :)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzunlzdj9z1byv9/foto%201.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/087gvuy9xdpsckr/foto%202.JPG?dl=0

Sorry for the poor quality, took them in my basement with my phone. But I think you will understand what the fix is :)

BR
 
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