Thrunite T10T V2 with Neutral White XP-L

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Thrunite T10T V2 with Neutral White XP-L

Thrunite T10T V2 with Neutral White XP-L
Cutlery Lover logo on bezel.

The light has a high polish, except the bezel is slightly less polished.

Output on my light meter, using AA Alkaline

0.4 Lumens
5 Lumens w pwm (visible when waving)
55 Lumens
140 Lumens

The weight with an AA, 68 grams, is almost identical to the weight of the V11r w 16340, 65 grams.

I was happily surprised how small the T10T is. I like that the flat spots around the switch prevent the light from rolling. The light feels good in hand, smooth, with no sharp spots, and the body texture gives excellent grip.

The UI is simple, with shortcut to moonlight, which I like.

The tint is greenish yellow in the hotspot, the spill is slightly purple. Shown next to Cu Tool w 219b 4500k 9080 (sw45k)

thinner than V11r, and just 3 grams heavier

pwm on low mode

Does anyone know of a driver w no PWM that fits?

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Edited by: jon_slider on 03/30/2020 - 19:58
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That's odd. Mine doesn't exhibit the PWM issue on low and high. Just on medium. 

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LumenMax wrote:
…Mine doesn’t exhibit the PWM issue on low

I think I created confusion and we have our terminology wires crossed?
your medium might be what I called my Low

to be clear:

my names for the modes are
moon
low… this is the one with PWM
med
high

the level w PWM on my T10T, matches the one that zeroair reviewed, the factory spec 7 lumen mode has PWM (its the lower one of the two that can be memorized)

He also made an intriguing statement in that review:
The feel of this in hand is very much like a McGizmo Haiku.

so now Im wondering if someone can post a haiku and a T10T side by side.. are they the same proportions?

about switches:

I would much prefer a tailswitch
Im really not a sideswitch kind of guy, I hate not being able to find the button by feel

about drivers:

any thoughts on a driver that works with the sideswitch, without any mode having PWM..
and still be AA and 14500 compatible

or
any driver option with a rampling UI such as anduril that fits the 12mm diameter, even if the light then would only be LiIon, not AA compatible?

the new Synergy 2 AA has ramping (I dont know the source of the driver), but sadly the lowest mode is 5 lumens, I really like the 0.5 lumen mode of the T10T better…

no perfect light.. lol

How to Bypass Memory (aka Lumen Lottery):

Always press and hold from off

hold to turn on (gives 0.4 moon), hold to advance (gives what I call 5 lumen Low), hold to advance (gives 55 lumen medium)

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Modded to 219b 3000k

outputs on Alkaline
0.3
2.6 with PWM
35
70

It was very difficult to get the bezel off.

I finally succeeded after heating, freezing and re-heating the light.

the rest was straight forward:

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Does your ti make a humming noise on low?

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That looks like red Loctite! Thrunite has no faith in us… Sad

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ch1ir wrote:
Does your ti make a humming noise on low?

no
does yours?
and by Low, do you mean the lower of the two modes that have memory, or the mode that is accessed by press and hold from off? (I checked all 4 modes, no hum on any mode)

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Tumbleweed48 wrote:
red Loctite!
hardest light I have opened.
required a special consultation with my guru
he told me to heat freeze heat cycle
after that, Viola, Bobs your Uncle, and glee

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The lower of the two modes, thrunite is taking their time answering me back, I’m ok with the noise, just don’t want it to be dangerous

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ch1ir wrote:
The lower of the two modes, thrunite is taking their time answering me back, I’m ok with the noise, just don’t want it to be dangerous

inductor noise happens, even to some very expensive lights
it is not harmful

but I can live without it.. Smile

I hope you get a replacement that does not hum.. it is not “supposed to” hum.

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the fastest way to get the correct email, is to begin the process of a Paypal dispute.

You do not have to file the dispute, just use the email contact that paypal shows when they suggest you contact the merchant first.

.

Be prepared to post a video on Youtube, even if the hum is not obvious that way, the paper pushers may require it as part of procedure to cover their a, before replacing your light.

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hopefully Thrunite will just mail you a replacement (and let you keep the bad one)
or they might refund you, if you prefer, and let you keep the bad one.

their customer service script might require them to suggest you mail the bad one back, you should politely decline that expense, and offer them the opportunity to send you a prepaid label (they wont).

their scripted negotiation steps may also include lowballing you with a 25% credit, which after you decline, they raise to 50%.. decline again, they get to full refund or replace

hopefully you wont need to get the full monte, and you will end up with a nice quiet light, plus a backup that hums

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Good Ole Red Loctite. Good stuff, if you never want to ever take it apart again. Silly
Makes your face turn red too, from straining your guts out trying to get it to break free.
Wonder if that’s why they made it red.
Good job on cracking and modding the light jon_slider. Thumbs Up

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Thank You Sir!

The High CRI LED mod, with nice orange incandescent tint for mellow evening light, made all the difference, for me.

Now the light makes me smile, and the Reds really Pop!

Great small lightweight AA.. I ordered some Eneloops for guilt free lumens..,

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You are a terrible influence on my wallet

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shirnask wrote:
You are a terrible influence on my wallet

LOL

I have a couple of good friends like that… Smile

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jon_slider wrote:
ch1ir wrote:
The lower of the two modes, thrunite is taking their time answering me back, I’m ok with the noise, just don’t want it to be dangerous

inductor noise happens, even to some very expensive lights
it is not harmful

but I can live without it.. Smile

I hope you get a replacement that does not hum.. it is not “supposed to” hum.

.

the fastest way to get the correct email, is to begin the process of a Paypal dispute.

You do not have to file the dispute, just use the email contact that paypal shows when they suggest you contact the merchant first.

.

Be prepared to post a video on Youtube, even if the hum is not obvious that way, the paper pushers may require it as part of procedure to cover their a, before replacing your light.

.

hopefully Thrunite will just mail you a replacement (and let you keep the bad one)
or they might refund you, if you prefer, and let you keep the bad one.

their customer service script might require them to suggest you mail the bad one back, you should politely decline that expense, and offer them the opportunity to send you a prepaid label (they wont).

their scripted negotiation steps may also include lowballing you with a 25% credit, which after you decline, they raise to 50%.. decline again, they get to full refund or replace

hopefully you wont need to get the full monte, and you will end up with a nice quiet light, plus a backup that hums

Thrunite wants me to return it to Amazon and wait a month for a replacement, I told them I can’t do that because the state that I am in is in lockdown currently. We will go from there and see what they say, thanks for the advice

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Nice mod. Did you reflow the LED on the stock mcpcb or find one that fits?

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@ ch1ir I only have AA batteries. I do not know if my light would hum with 14500. Which battery type are you getting Hum with?

output differences, pic is a link to an excellent review:

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ch1ir wrote:
Thrunite wants me to return it to Amazon and wait a month for a replacement, I told them I can’t do that…

So as not to be without a light during resolution process:
my strategy in response to that offer would be:

1. Buy another light as a separate transaction

2. Once I have a working light in hand, I would return the defective light for refund.

3. Or return both if both hum. I think the hum is unusual, and your next one should be fine. Im an optimist Smile

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wolfstyle wrote:
Nice mod. Did you reflow the LED on the stock mcpcb or find one that fits?
I used the stock mcpcb

because the LED I installed and the one that comes stock, are both xp style LEDs

this allowed me to use the stock centering ring, which worked perfectly. Centering is perfect and the beam is really really clean in transition from hotspot to spill.

super happy with the quality of the beam using the stock mcpcb

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ch1ir wrote:
Does your ti make a humming noise on low?

Yes. I have several T10T v2 and all of them emit a high-pitched “hum” when on Low mode (not moonlight). Tested with 14500 and NiMH AA as well. Other modes (ML, M, H) on my units do not have the “hum”.

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Nice Thumbs Up

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Awesome feedback and thanks for the tips on the disassembly! Just purchased one but not expecting it until early May Sad Will be swapping to either a 218B/SST-20/LH351D depending on how I feel at the time. I’ll try the boiling water trick first, that has usually worked very well for me.