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    Question newbie needs help w/EL

    I got the 2300b Thanks to you'all but how do I check the EL functionality? Whats the trigger? BTW did a cursory search first.

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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    Quote Originally Posted by jbaca View Post
    I got the 2300b Thanks to you'all but how do I check the EL functionality? Whats the trigger? BTW did a cursory search first.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean? The EL backlight activates by pressing the middle button, located just below the display.

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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    If you mean the auto EL, you press and hold the bottom-right button until it beeps, and 'auto' appears on the display. It's then triggered by angling the watch toward your face.
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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    "If you mean the auto EL, you press and hold the bottom-right button until it beeps, and 'auto' appears on the display. It's then triggered by angling the watch toward your face."

    Only in the dark. If it's dim light the EL might stay off.

    As for manually activating the EL, press the G button.
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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    Quote Originally Posted by cdude View Post
    Only in the dark. If it's dim light the EL might stay off.
    I hadn't noticed that, as I only have auto on in poor light. Mine works in a lit room, but I notice it's hit and miss. This must be why.
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    Hi Lexx,

    That's why it's called Full Auto-Illuminator It will only work under a certain light level. I think it's a pretty smart feature, already introduced with the Raysman, the first Tough Solar model. Inside a house it can be much darker than your eyes tell you. I think in my house the Auto-EL probably will work during a cloudy day.

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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    After a little playing around, I've noticed it's working when starting from a position facing away from the light source. Well, there's a nice (extra) feature I didn't realise I had. Do any auto ELs work regardless of lighting, or are they all like this?
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    Re: newbie needs help w/EL

    "After a little playing around, I've noticed it's working when starting from a position facing away from the light source. Well, there's a nice (extra) feature I didn't realise I had. Do any auto ELs work regardless of lighting, or are they all like this?"

    The only auto ELs I've seen that do this are solars. Regular battery models with auto EL have no way of knowing if it's bright or dark out so they always come on.
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