Questions & Answers

Operating Manual

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Operating Manual 3

Does Schweinwerfer 3 really use a genuine LEDLENSER torch?

Yes, it is definitely a genuine LEDLENSER T7.2 red with a Cree XP-E2 in "orange red" which I buy directly from the LEDLENSER GmbH in Solingen, Germany. The reflector remains untouched but the electronics have increased power for extended reach. If you look into the reflector in switched off mode, you will see that it is a genuine lamp.

What is the difference between Schweinwerfer 2 and Schweinwerfer 3?

SW3 has the dimming electronics built into the lamp, SW2 uses an external box that has to be plugged into a separate cable. So SW3 is easier to use and transport. They both use the same lamp with the same illumination power.

Are other colours of light available?

Wild boar recognize red light the least and the hunter´s nightvision stays intact. Green and blue light are the colours where wild boar´s eyes have the highest sensitivity. White light is the most disturbing. That´s why there will never be different colours available. Read more from Mag.  Christopher Böck of OÖLJV: koennen_wildtiere_farbe_sehen

My riflescope has a red aimpoint. Will I be able to see it still?

Yes, that works fine. Maybe you will have to increase the intensity of the dot a little but usually not much.

What is the scope of delivery?

Scheinwerfer, ballhead, clamp.

No battery included!

I´d like to use my own USB powerbank, is that possible?

Yes, if it delivers at least 1A, whis is true for almost all on the market today. If possible, chose one without a powerbutton as you have to switch it on. Also shall the powerbank be able to deliver low currents and not switch off automatically. I can recommend some I have tested and like best: Logilink PA0156 is my favourite, PA0085, PA064 are also well suited as they are all small.

The Schweinwerfer shuts off at very low light settings after half a minute.

Modern powerbank batteries have a discharge protection. If you only drain little current they think something is wrong and shut off. If you dim the Schweinwerfer so low that he just starts then he consumes too little current and the powerbank shuts off.

That does not hurt in reality as the lowest setting is too little to really light up the target area. It only looks so in closed rooms but not in the outdoors. So turn it up more than the minimum and you´ll be fine.

Do you offer other payment options?

No, only prepayments to my bank account, except government agencies and forestry businesses. No PayPal.

What warranty is included?

You buy with two years warranty on all parts.

I broke a part,what shall I do?

Write the problem to me with useful photos and I´ll send you an address where to send the part for repair. In most cases it will be repaired the same day it arrives and returned the next. 

How wide is the clamp gap?

60mm. Should your treestand window parapet be thicker then mount a short thin plank inside or outside of the window to clamp the Schweinwerfer onto. Remember which side your window shall open!

Where is hunting with the Schweinwerfer legal?

Please check your local country´s and region´s laws and comply to them strictly. As of September 2018: Lower Austria,  Saarland, Rheinland Pfalz, Brandenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg, Sachsen, Schleswig-Holstein.

Which USB batteries / powerbanks do you recommend?

Basically every common USB-Powerbank battery can be used. However, most now feature a low-discharge inhibitor that shuts off the power supply if you only consume very low currents. That happens if you turn on the Schweinwerfer only at a very low light intensity, after 10-20sec the powerbanks shut off.

That´s why I recommend a couple of models that are capable to deliver such low currents so that you can shine a continuous low level redlight.

Currently, I recommend the Logilink PA0156 (my favourite!), PA0085, PA0064. All are available at Amazon, all are equally suitable. 

Make sure to check the capacity after receipt. Powerbanks can degenerate while on stock for a longer time. It´s easy and goes like this:

Unwrap the powerbank and charge it fully.

Turn on the Schweinwerfer to its maximum intensity and use the powerbank with it for a full hour - if he still shows full light after an hour then the powerbank is ok. If not then have it replaced by the dealer.

Safety warning

Never ever look into the light beam! It is very bright and you could reduce your vision abilities, hurt your eyesight!

Disposal

Do not dispose of the Schweinwerfer and its battery via your household wastebin but at an official wastesite as electronics waste (WEEE DE 75119380).