[Review] Fitorch P20R & P30R

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[Review] Fitorch P20R & P30R

Both flashlights were sent to me for review from the original manufacturer, but no additional compensation was received.
The flashlights haven’t still made it out on the big flashlight stores but I do believe that they will
make their appearance rather shortly.

It might sound weird, but both flashlights have this kind of feel that you know that they are going to be good from the very first moment you start to use them.
Let’s start with the included accessories.

As you might notice, both lights contain exactly the same accessories.
The sheaths feel very durable and their quality is far superior to the generic ones that most manufacturers use.
Additionally, the extra tailcap rubber button is something I haven’t seen before.
Aside from the above, there is also a lanyard, a keyring, a spare o-ring and a micro USB to USB cable included.

Both flashlights have been type III anodized.
They have a satin black finish which, according to my experience, indicates that the anodization
process has actually been done right.
On another note, the attached pocket clips seems to also be anodized, while I have found that its total
retaining power is just about right.

Here is a closer look at the flashlight’s threads.
As seen, the threads are square and have a decent amount of thickness.
The threads arrived well lubricated and the screw/unscrew of the head/tailcap is super smooth.

Of course, both flashlights can be disassembled to their basic pieces.
I also tried to take apart the head in order to view its internal construction, but it seems that the top
piece is loctited into place and without having a vice, I had to skip ahead.

There’s a closer look at the tail caps.
The wire of the springs is thick and they provide quite powerful retention.
Both tails caps seem very similar, but they aren’t interchangeable as the P30R’s one is a bit longer / deeper.

Both drivers feel quite similar.
There isn’t an actual spring in their LED+ but rather there is an elevated copper piece that
works just as good and possibly lowers the system’s resistance.
I have tested the drivers both with flap top and button top batteries and both types work as intended.

And there’s the head / reflector of the lights.
Both of the them use the Cree XP-L2 and due to the spacer used, their centering is perfect.
Due to the larger head size, the P30R does have a more condensed hotspot and thus throws a bit better.
As a side note, the P20R arrived with a cooler LED tint that the P30R.

Once the lights are turned on, a green circle lights around the side switch.
The power on /off is accomplished by the back switch while the modes are handled by the side one.
The lights have 3 main modes (Low/Mid/High) which can be cycled by a single click.
Constantly pressing the side switch causes the light to jump in a variable frequency strobe mode.
Also, due to the forward clicky rear switch, the flashlights also include momentary on.

Additionally, there is a hidden mode that can show the charge state of the battery.
In order to enable it, the flashlight has to been turned on while holding the side switch.
Once the mode is initiated, the switch will blink in green and red.
Green indicates 1V and red 0.1V (e.g 4 green & 1 red = 4.1V)

Using the integrated microUSB port, the lights can be recharged by a regular 5V USB charger
but can also be used as a powerbank thanks to the included microUSB to USB adapter.

The picture shows the P20R being used as a powerbank while the P30R is charging from them wall.
Even when these special modes are being used, the user has still access to some of the lighting modes (Charging -> Low, Mid , Powerbank -> Low)

I have gone ahead and measured the amp draw on the three main modes.
Both tests were conducted using a Samsung 25R and thich sort DMM leads.

20R
Mode Current(A)
Low 0.02
Mid 0.85
High 2.78

30R
Mode Current(A)
Low 0.05
Mid 0.95
High 2.78

I don’t actually have any equipment to test the OTF lumens, but after looking at the Cree XP-L2 datasheet, it seems that the claimed 1180 lumens are a pretty viable output.

Lastly, here are the links to both flashlights’ product pages:
Fitorch P20R
Fitorch P30R

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Interesting. These are identical to Vollsion MR12-D and MR25-D. Even the USB power bank feature works the same way with the OTG adapter.

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I hadn’t heard about Vollsion before, but after looking at their website it seems that the products are quite similar.

I would assume that they both come out of the same factory.

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Thanks for the review. How long do these lights take to step down? Can momentary be used in any mode including strobe?

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Never heard of either mfr before. These lights sound nice to have!

They both take 18650s even with the wider/narrower looking tubes?

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stephenk wrote:
Thanks for the review. How long do these lights take to step down? Can momentary be used in any mode including strobe?

They both step-down to Mid after 120 seconds.
Momentary can be used with any regular mode but not with strobe – strobe won’t stay in memory.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Never heard of either mfr before. These lights sound nice to have!

They both take 18650s even with the wider/narrower looking tubes?

If you are referring to the width of their 18650 tube, their dimensions are actually completely identical.

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bilakos10 wrote:
stephenk wrote:
Thanks for the review. How long do these lights take to step down? Can momentary be used in any mode including strobe?

They both step-down to Mid after 120 seconds.
Momentary can be used with any regular mode but not with strobe – strobe won’t stay in memory.


Thanks for the info. For my light painting requirements I’d prefer the strobe to be able to be accessed via momentary, which the Thorfire TK15S can do.