ThorFire TA13 (Sofirn SF30?) questions

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ThorFire TA13 (Sofirn SF30?) questions

0K, about noticed this inexpensive and good looking zoomie. Reviews found just this one: Review ThorFire TA13 Zoomlampe @ taschenlampen-forum.de

Of course, I have some unanswered questions:

  • Driver trunk details: diameter and height.
  • How is the emitter held in place? Is there good heatsinking for it?

Looks weird… 

 

I'd appreciate for someone to make a disassembly of it and post some nice, detailed pictures.

Thanks.

 

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Hi) emmiter is held by plastic ring (white on picture) , which is screwed tight over it. Driver diameter 20 or 22mm (if I would have time I would check it for exact size).

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Thanks pro22000.

Looks good driver wise. It can take in 20700s/21700s, doesn't it? 

 

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Barkuti wrote:

Thanks pro22000.


Looks good driver wise. It can take in 20700s/21700s, doesn’t it? 


 


I can tell you that it would take 21mm battery. It would take a 23mm battery, it’s a really thin tube. I have it apart right now, so I can’t give you a length. It has a 22+mm driver, closer to 23mm. 22mm might fit on the shelf. The pocket is deep, I’d say 12mm, and probably a bit more.
Cooling would be in the head, there is no correlation to the body. It’s a fairly loose fit. 2 O rings are in control of the slide. Personally, I prefer a Thorfire BD04, or Convoy, with the smaller head. Much better machining. If you can buy these for $5 or less, they aren’t a bad little light.

Edit: I can take some pictures, but I only have a Cellphone at the moment.

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Dusty wrote:
… Cooling would be in the head, there is no correlation to the body. It's a fairly loose fit. 2 O rings are in control of the slide. Personally, I prefer a Thorfire BD04, or Convoy, with the smaller head. Much better machining. If you can buy these for $5 or less, they aren't a bad little light. Edit: I can take some pictures, but I only have a Cellphone at the moment.

Cooling in the  head? I'm confused, seen some slide zoomies and they all have a pill (with o-rings) which inserts in the head from above and rests in a head shelf, with the pill's threaded tail end and driver boot protruding downwards, where the body tube is screwed. So, emitter and driver heat is mostly transmitted to the body, as the head is o-ring isolated. 

I'm starting to believe the TA13 has poor heatsinking ability. 

 

Had seen the Convoy BD04 already and looks charming to me but, can it take a buck or boost 20+mm driver?

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hi,
Some pictures of flashlight head and driver

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B20f_qzl8fwTQUFhYWF6RVN3bWM

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Thanks for the pictures, pro22000. It's design mostly matches what I described above, excepting the head-pill piece has inner threads and the body tube inserts screwing inside. The head-lens-bezel slips up and down over the o-rings. Should have decent cooling performance, and the driver looks quite good for the price. All in all, looks like a bargain!

I bet this makes an excellent XHP35 host with KD's H2-C boost driver.

SOLD!

 

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Well, I have a couple ThorFire TA13s in the mail right now, together with two H2-Cs and two XHP35 HI C2 30Gs on DTP copper.

How hot does this flashlight gets stock? I need to determine if holding this lightstick in the hand while pumping more than 30W of combined power will be considered acceptable

 

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