Baglite product is usually delivered with a charge already
stored in its energy store but there are many reasons
why the capacitor could be empty and we recommend that
you charge your Baglite fully in sunlight before you use
it for the first time. Baglite
will normally charge from both artificial light
On the master light unit, which is the light unit on the
left at the front that also has the controls, a
small red LED illuminates when the unit is charging.
a bright sunny Summer’s day in direct sunlight you will
get one hour of light out for one hour of light in to
the Baglite product. Therefore 6 to 7 hours would
fully charge that unit. As the quality of light goes
down then the charge time goes up and if you do not
“fill” the charge cell then the time it will run for
Baglite has 6+ hours flashing light
at full charge and therefore is not usually fully discharged. In
normal operation Baglite will be used for a couple of hours, turned then off and
then it re-charges to full capacity.
Simply push the mode switch once to turn on, push again
to start flash mode and push again to turn off.
It is that simple. It is a push switch so you can
use it when you are wearing gloves or your hands are
cold or hot.
Just set the "Charge-On" switch to "On" and leave it there
for normal operation. It is an intentionally small
switch so that you do not knock it or accidently change
the setting when using Baglite.
The unit will charge with the "Charge-On" in either the
"Charge" or the "On" position.
Please note that when the "Charge-On" switch is in the
"Charge" position the Baglite will not turn on.
No Charging Indicator
If you put the Baglite in direct sunlight and the small
red LED fails to illuminate first check the 'what to do
if a unit is fully discharged' section below and then,
if it still does not come on, please
contact us for further help.
What if the
Baglite is fully discharged ?
There are several ways that
a Baglite can be fully discharged. The most
obvious is just turning it on and leaving it on,
eventually it will become fully discharged.
Physics graduates will be able to describe some other
rare events that can achieve a discharge of the stored
power. One of the most obscure ways that Baglites
can be discharged is that customs will turn some of the
units on, as they enter a country, to check that they
are what they say they are. It is also true that
capacitors lose their power very slowly over time and
we have been told of lightning strikes on containers
when the products are shipped by sea (this is why,
although we always charge the units before delivery we
can never guarantee that they are fully charged when
they are purchased).
Baglite has been fully discharged it is possible
that the charging indicator will not even light up.
If you suspect that a unit is fully discharged then
first switch the on-charge switch to the charge position
(this will disable all functions except the charging
electronics in a Baglite need a tiny amount of power to
manage the storing of power (it is a real challenge that
you need power to collect power). In the
unusual condition of a full discharge a Baglite needs a
BOOST of light energy to get the recharging process
started again. This is the ONLY time when we
recommend that a Baglite HAS to be recharged in natural
sunlight. In the event of a full discharge, please
place the Baglite in direct sunlight (outside not
through a window), don't worry if it is a grey winter
day, you would be amazed how much light filters through
Baglite in the direct sunlight for several hours and
then check that a charge has been accepted by switching
the Charge-On switch back to on and putting the unit
into flash mode. The lights should flash and the unit
should be back to normal. We recommend that from a
full-discharge position you charge your Baglite in
sunlight for at least 12 hours (although it should not
need this long this will definitely bring it back to the
correct charged state).
unlikely event that after completing this recharge from
empty process the unit does not function correctly