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Important 238-TGL Battery Installation Warning – Overheating

April 23rd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

It has come to our attention, thanks to a customer, that the instructions supplied by Sig Sauer for the P238 Trigger Guard Laser (238-TGL) could be incorrect. Some models have shipped with instructions that will advise you to install the battery incorrectly. The instructions have been revised but many shipped with the incorrect ones.

If you are having problems with your 238-TGL laser where it is not turning on and the battery is getting very hot, it is entirely possible that you followed the instructions leading to improper battery installation.

The first illustration (click to enlarge) below shows the incorrect installation method which will likely cause the battery to discharge very quickly and heat up or potentially overheat.

The following illustrations shows the correct way to install the battery:

Note that the illustrations both show the battery in the correct position but the polarities are incorrect on the first illustration.

Below are two photos showing the inside of the laser with the battery installed correctly and the indicators inside the laser which show the correct method of installation.

Many people might not use the instructions and will end up installing the battery correctly, just as I did the first time I set one up but there are many others out there that prefer to follow the instructions. If you’d like to download a copy of the instruction manual without the problem, you can do so by clicking: 238-TGL Corrected Installation Manual.

Have you had any problems with your 238-TGL? If so, feel free to post a comment. We want to do our best to inform our subscribers.

See some related posts on the 238-TGL or buy Sig’s newest 238 Laser in our store.

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