Thrunite TN 42 ,a new record in Throw

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
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Has anybody observed their NW TN42 to appear pretty warm? Is that sure evidence that the LED is being overdriven? Does that mean the CW will look NW instead?

I have the cool white. I doubt the NW is over driven. My CW does not look anything like NW…….I wish it did!

Also, Mine is NOT stock, it is modded.

Do you know what bin the stock LED has and its CRI? Maybe that explains the tint of my TN42

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I did the Pre-Order through Thrunite and ended up with serial number 2. I can’t believe I let it go, seriously liked that light and being somewhat of a numbers freak the number 2 on it should have guaranteed it a spot on my shelves forever. Used it pretty often spotting coyotes, must’ve really brainfahrted on that one…

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The TN42 is an amazing thrower. I just finished watching a Utube video testing it in the farmlands of Michigan.

The light was easily visible (and they took a photo) at 5 miles. That's very impressive for a stock light.

That said, I do not need one. I do not need one. Remember that. I do not need one.

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This new member[FlashMax] from Argentina needs help solving the mystery of his TN42. The review thread was not getting much traffic!

Here is the thread:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49972?page=2#comment-1121722

The picture below is with his TN42 OFF!! Any ideas?! 3 of the 4 dies are lit up with very little illumination!

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richbuff wrote:
Also, because the beam is narrow, there is very little self-glare; the target appears crisp, clear and sharp.

Okay, I wondered about that. Most lights I’ve seen, especially the cooler tint ones, scatter a lot of light on humid nights. But I’ve never used one with such a thin beam.

Does it really penetrate far on humid nights? I swear on some nights that there’s a wall 100 yards away where light just stops.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
This new member[FlashMax] from Argentina needs help solving the mystery of his TN42. The review thread was not getting much traffic!

Here is the thread:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49972?page=2#comment-1121722

The picture below is with his TN42 OFF!! Any ideas?! 3 of the 4 dies are lit up with very little illumination!

!{width:80%}https://s19.postimg.org/rli70tqo3/TN42_LED_Mystery.jpg!

One of two things, defective emitter or the emitter was not flowed onto the MCPCB properly or completely. The responsibility to fix a sick light is on the manufacturer or distributor

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^^^

No, that is not it,,,,,Kawiboy figured it out.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49972?page=3

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I did the Pre-Order through Thrunite and ended up with serial number 2. I can’t believe I let it go, seriously liked that light and being somewhat of a numbers freak the number 2 on it should have guaranteed it a spot on my shelves forever. Used it pretty often spotting coyotes, must’ve really brainfahrted on that one…
Sad …. I can’t believe you did either ….. Facepalm .. Sad … First I heard of it…… Shocked
Especially after our conversation starting 13 November 2016 by the wonder of PM technology. FacepalmCrying

I have however heard it said that time heals all wounds….. hopefully, in time; this wound of not owning this most unique (in many ways) DB Custom TN42 will at least scab over & begin to heal in a few years. Crying

I’ll be off now to lick my wound………. Sad
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wolfdog1226 wrote:
^^^

No, that is not it,,,,,Kawiboy figured it out.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49972?page=3


Missed the while off part. Facepalm
Leakage current. Makes sense, similar in principle to lighted tailcaps
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Also, because the beam is narrow, there is very little self-glare; the target appears crisp, clear and sharp.

Okay, I wondered about that. Most lights I’ve seen, especially the cooler tint ones, scatter a lot of light on humid nights. But I’ve never used one with such a thin beam.

Does it really penetrate far on humid nights? I swear on some nights that there’s a wall 100 yards away where light just stops.

Humid nights: For me, not applicable. I live in central Arizona hilly high country. It is very easy to see that some lights are better throwers than others.

Normal people walk around with big dogs. They look normal. I walk around with big flashlights. My flashlights have bitten less people then Teds' dog.

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There’s a good reason that fog lights on a car have a low horizontal beam profile, helps cut under the wall of fog. In my day a fog light was always orange-yellow to help reduce glare for the driver.

Driving in fog teaches a driver a lot, click the high beams on and get blinded! So trying to use a thrower in a high humidity or saturated air scenario is going to yield pretty equal results. Just the nature of things.

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Okay, that’s what I figured. Where I live, summer nights mean high humidity. I guess scattering would be an issue with an extreme thrower.

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Hi all, I received a response from Thrunite when I told them about the impossibility of complete turning off the TN42. Despite the fact that the glow turned almost invisible after resolder one of the wires from the switch they send me the following pic to fix the problem. I want to share with all of you to have your opinion. I havent do anything yet.

https://s8.postimg.org/itfxl82d1/TN42-_CUT_OFF_RESISTANCE.jpg

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I would rather de soldier that Smile

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Yes I will wait for some advice and then try to desolder it! Facepalm

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FlashMax wrote:
Hi all, I received a response from Thrunite when I told them about the impossibility of complete turning off the TN42. Despite the fact that the glow turned almost invisible after resolder one of the wires from the switch they send me the following pic to fix the problem. I want to share with all of you to have your opinion. I havent do anything yet.

https://s8.postimg.org/itfxl82d1/TN42-_CUT_OFF_RESISTANCE.jpg


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Interesting….. At least they responded with a solution. (I guess)
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Yes I will wait for some advice and then try to desolder it! Facepalm
Good idea… no point in getting onto a rush.
Thanks for sharing and good luck. Thumbs Up

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Thrunite is telling customers to destroy a component on the driver using pliers to fix a standby drain issue? Did I read this right? I could swear that was just black tea I was drinking, not hard drugs.

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Thrunite is telling customers to destroy a component on the driver using pliers to fix a standby drain issue? Did I read this right? I could swear that was just black tea I was drinking, not hard drugs.

You could solve the standby drain issue even easier by smashing the whole driver with a hammer.

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I feel bad for you. It is NOT your responsibility to fix a defect. I would get very direct and tough w/ them as possible,being polite of course.

Somehow Thrunite or HKE[?] where you got it, is RESPONSIBLE for repair or replacement at their expense.

When my TN32 Emitter fried after just 5 days and I posted pictures on CPF,,,,Guess who was the Second to respond? David,,,the owner of Thrunite!He was concerned about his reputation and being that I bought it from Illumn in the states where I live,there was no problem,I had a new light in 3 days!

here it is:

CPF link below that!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?380063-TN32-quot-I-ho...

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Send it back!

But first I would check the traces around that 125 sense resistor in between those 2 what look to be 7135’s and see if there is any solder or splatter crossing over and touching one of them 7135’s?

Could be a bad resistor too?

I just took 2 brand new out of the box TN42’s and pulled the driver cap off each, and from what I seen with a 10X magnifying glass was a lot of splatter from when they soldered the Driver bypass spring and the Red Jumper wire!

Underneath the Brass contact button you will find a bypassed driver spring. Then just like the Photo’s show a Red 22-20awg jumper wire with a heavy solder connection on one side. Suspect that’s where the splatter came from. I usually shit can the brass button for less resistance/ driver efficiency any way!!

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I have NEVER heard of a Manufacturer giving such explicit instructions in how to deal with a problem. That’s great, if you ask me! They’re LISTENING! Big Smile

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That’s kinda what I was thinking too. Smile

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I’m new to lights and I’ve purchased a bunch of Thrunite lights this year. I just received #6 today.
I had a small issue with an accessory part on one light and they were quick to address it. I’m impressed.

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I have NEVER heard of a Manufacturer giving such explicit instructions in how to deal with a problem. That’s great, if you ask me! They’re LISTENING! Big Smile

So what happens when your an amateur like me and screw it up more? Who is responsible then? I bet you I would be. They would not want it back after that!

Someone like me[no modding skills] I would NOT even touch it,like I said it is the manufacturers responsibility. Plain and simple. Wink

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I totally agree, it is the manufactures responsibility.

But FlashMax is not in the good ole’ USA.

And if I recall correctly” he said somewhere shipping was a long drawn out process for him as well as a somewhat problematic.

IF he thinks he can handle it…. AND wants to give it a shot…… why not.

Otherwise, definitely go another route.

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Hi all, the last answer received states that it si a bug that they will fix in the next mass solution. It seems that they have received more htan one complain about this issue and figured out how to fix it. And yes, as Teacher said, shipping or getting a product from overseas is really problematic and time consuming issue here. I guess that I will desolder it or living with it unscrewing the tube when not in use.

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FlashMax wrote:
Hi all, the last answer received states that it si a bug that they will fix in the next mass solution. It seems that they have received more htan one complain about this issue and figured out how to fix it. And yes, as Teacher said, shipping or getting a product from overseas is really problematic and time consuming issue here. I guess that I will desolder it or living with it unscrewing the tube when not in use.
Thank you for the update FlashMax. Thumbs Up .. Interesting.
Sorry for your trouble, but at least you got to the bottom of it. Smile

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I hope that all this topic can help other eople with the same issue Glasses

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I hope that all this topic can help other eople with the same issue Glasses
I hope so too Max. Thanks for pushing through and getting to the bottom of it. Thumbs Up

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