Question about Blackburn Flea Rear Flasher Bicycle Taillight
It might be stuck in 'display mode' (described on the package). Try holding down the button for twenty seconds until you see the signal. Then try turning it on normally again.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
Having the same problem with my Blackburn Flea front and rear lights after the light hasn't been used for a few months. Talked to Blackburn and was advised these should be charged on a monthly basis. After a few months the battery will be completely discharged, causing damage.
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
Hi all, I have two of these lights and just got them out for winter, one I could not get to charge. After trying for a while and looking for help on here and other sites, I was no nearer an answer but have come across lots of people having the same problem. I was just about to give up and throw it away when I thought I would clean the contacts with a file even though they looked ok. So I get a small file and went to work on the contacts, this is on the light itself. Got them all silver instead of gold after a minute filing away. Just put it back on the charger and, what do you know, its charging. WOOOOOOOOOO
Posted on Oct 04, 2011
When you dont use it the battery goes completely flat. well that s not great for the battery but it should survive it. BUT when you plug it into a USB of a PC or laptop the max current allowed from a USB port is 500mA. But the Blackburn Flea 2.0 light has no charging circuitry. The battery is simply connected to the USB. Very bad design. So when the battery is empty then it it draws quite a high current, up to 1,5A. That causes the USB port protection to shut down the port. Therefore your light isnt charged.
Solution: connect it to a high power phone charger (fast phone charger)
(Other causes: tiny cable inside broke off due to vibrations, battery is really dead... you can order a new one form china)
Posted on Jan 08, 2018
I had the same problem with my Blackburn Flea and resolved it by cleaning contacts on the Flea and charger. I used an emery board, but there are plenty of similar materials that'll do the same.
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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