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Thorfire S50 / microReview + Budget Mod

Hey my friends!

 

i found a bit time to make a short video for you:

 

i did not wire the driver and tailcap springs to keep the max Amps a bit lower...

Amps Lumen (corrected to Fenix P35)
8,3V from powersupply / stock Light  
0,24 209 (rated 55)
0,76 591 (rated 350)
1,97 1364 (rated 1200)
2,23 1900 (rated 2000)
30Q (8,2V) / modded  
0,245 209
0,85 673
2,25 1536
6,3 3136
   
8,3V from powersupply / modded  
0,24 209
0,85 682
2,25 1627
7,2 3364

 

conclusion:

a very good light - modded even more!

-> of corse i have a code for S50 and S70 Wink

 

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Martin, I think this light will sell out in seconds after your modding hints. Very professional way to introduce a great flashlight btw. Thank you! 8-)

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… its sold out atm at banggood Silly

(maybe because it has a good code also Wink )

 

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Oh it’s already sold out, my bad Big Smile

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Nice review and modding, I might just try that solderblob and skip the dedoming, kind of like the throw/flood as it is.

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Great video, such an easy and effective mod, now I really want a S50. Smile

Do you think one could install a SMD resistor instead of directly bridging it? To lower the amp draw at turbo to 4-5A, since there is very little gain after 5A anyways.

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of course you can use a resistor – but which value us the question…

 

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Very nice review and mod demonstration. Thanks, M4D M4X.

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Very cool!! Excellent presentation.

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Great review! So the solderblob has no effect on the lower mods? Just on high mode? Does it still have the stepdown timer?

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Great video Martin, very easy mode Love

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thanks guys!

i am sorry for the bad quality as i only have my mobile phone for videos…
i have to find another lightsource – the LEDbulbs i used (IKEA) seem to flicker a bit Sad

i will do the S70 in a similar way (hopefully with less silver Fingers…) soon.

 

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Thanks MM. Nice review with bonus mod to boot.

 

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Hey mate nice video thanks.

what tool do you use to open the driver makes it look so much easier?

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You could try an R1 or R050 SMD resistor to lower the amps a little.

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Well done! Looking forward to your S70 review/mod.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Hey mate nice video thanks.

what tool do you use to open the driver makes it look so much easier?

stock was “loose“ and i opened it by turning the driverspring only.
after adding the thermal paste two fingets sre needed:D

 

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Everything was great except for the silver fingers. You should amputate them right now.

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Hey, good review. I like that light, it seems like a solid build.

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Does the solderblob have effect on the lower mods? Or just onthe high mode? Does it still have the stepdown timer?

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just a bit
see the table in the op Wink

did not try that – but i see no reason why it should have changed
(its a timer)

 

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Whoops, I’m a dummy, I did not notice that. I thought it was just manufacturer specs. Thank you!

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Back in stock, or at least it can be ordered. Just had one Smile

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thanks for the info!

you know where to get a code…

 

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Martin,

Does the turbo step-down kick in at 3 minutes or does it step down sooner?

How hot (subjectively) does the modded S50 get when it reaches step-down?

Does the modded S50 continue to heat up, even after downshifting to the high mode? If so, does it step down a second time (from high to medium)?



I wonder how well the turbo step-down works for the modded S50 and whether the flashlight will overheat when left on high.

Great work, BTW! Beer

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Too bad this light is sold out at banggood

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zelee wrote:
Too bad this light is sold out at banggood

The S50 is back in stock, as of today (Friday, March 19).

And the discount code still works! Smile

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i found this video on youtube, and on here… looked like a cool, easy, mod…

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Did you measure the KCD/throw before the mod? Interested in this with the great price of the group buy, but i want to know how much throw it has.

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i will hit the mancave and make that measurement when the baby alloe it Wink

 

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Hi, does the S70 use the same driver, so it is moddable in the same way?

Cheers!

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