battery operated twinkle or fairy lights

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Old 09-18-19, 06:58 PM
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battery operated twinkle or fairy lights

I bought 2 strands of fairy lights that are battery operated. I put batteries in and they worked fine. They came on for 6 hrs and off for 18 hrs or something like that. I did turn them on ahead of the time originally "set" and since then they will only stay lit for 1 minute or so. I'm confused...what am I doing wrong? I would like them to stay lit for more than 1 minute! The batteries are good. Any ideas? ty
 
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Old 09-19-19, 03:58 AM
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Where did you buy them from. IF from China, most likely just junk. Not that they all are. It's a crap shoot. I have a set of 200 string lights from China (solar powered) three years old and never failed in any weather from day one.
 
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I would try removing the batteries, turn it on (which won't work), then put the batteries back in and see if it works. Other than that you didn't tell us what twinkle lights you have or show us a picture of the controller so there isn't much we can help with.
 
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Cannot say without seeing the instruction manual.

Is it possible that they have a day/night sensor so only work properly in the dark?
 
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Old 09-19-19, 09:00 AM
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They don't have a light sensor. They are strictly a one shot repeating timer. That means that removing the batteries like Dane mentioned, turning them on, waiting for 30 seconds and then putting the batteries in should reset the timing sequence.
 
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Thanks for your responses. I did take the batteries out and put them back in after a few minutes and the lights still shut off after 1 minute. The lights are made in China. The controller has 9 choices, Time-combination, time-in waver, time-slow fade, timer-steady on, on-combination, on-in wave, on-slow fade, steady on and off.

I think I threw the directions and packaging away so I do not have that to refer to.

So frustrating. I am open to other ideas.

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Do you control your lights with a remote or a button on the power box?

There are many, many different battery powered twinkle lights and we don't know which one you have so there is only so much we can help. Luckily they are inexpensive. Buying another string might be the best option if you can't figure out how to get your string to do what you want.
 
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