Fitorch P20R short review

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Fitorch P20R short review

You can find a full, more detailed review on my flashlight blog (link is external, with google translator).

First we see the packaging. It comes in a beautiful colored cardboard box.

The Fitorch P20R gets many accessories. Flashlight, belt pouch, wrist strap, spare O-ring, spare button rubber, USB- micro USB charging cable, OTG converter for powerbank operation, english manual.

Switch on and off with the switch on the tailcap. This is a forward clicky switch. The electronic switch on the head is switching lighting mode. Under the button indicates the charge level. Continuous green light – good battery power, green flashing light – battery under 3.4V, red flashing – battery under 3,0V.

3 lighting modes and two flashes are available. Low, Medium, and High, the button is pressed for a long time, the fixed frequency stroboscope is switched on and SOS flashes again briefly. Returns to the lighting mode short click. The driver has a mode memory.

According to the advertisement, it has active thermal protection. This heat production graph is well visible, but I have repeatedly checked that there is a 3 minute time limit on high mode. It then automatically reduces the brightness.

Measured current:
- 0,04A
- 1,05A
- 2A

The Fitorch P20R has built-in charging. Connecting to the power supply starts to light in low light. Then click on the side switch and the light goes out. The charging current was rated at 4.92V voltage and 1.43A current. This is a very good value. I checked the charging function and works flawlessly. Unprotected 18650 battery charged to 4.16V voltage. So it does not damage the cell by overcharging.

I tried Power Bank function. The adapter to be added must be inserted into the charging plug in the head. Then there will be a USB output and you can use the battery power. 1A measured value of the load is 4.91V voltage and 0.93A current. 2A connected to the load, the measured value is 4.20V and 1.55A current. The latter does not like it, but it does not collapse, it did not start again, it did work at that time too!

Main parts:

Everybody is interested in the beamshots. Pictures made at my favorite place. The tall tree on the right is 100m away from me.

With a few more famous flashlights you can compare your light. This is an animated gif image.
I did not see PWM flash in the light.


18650, Convoy S2+, Convoy M1, Fitorch P20R, Convoy C8

I guess it’s a decent light for the price. The functions worked well, its light good and sufficient. There are some shortcomings, for example. does not stand as a candle, but basically ok and they are still a new product on the market. I would like to keep it and the design of the flashlights would be better and better to grow big brands, but pricing remains at the current level.

You can buy these:
Fitorch P20R on GearBest
Fitorch P20R on BangGood

Edited by: WestBam on 04/26/2018 - 06:31
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WestBam,

Thank You for your efforts in reviewing this, and sharing with us.

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And people complain that the F1 is a big light? Big Smile

Looks rather nice, though. I’m not a fan of rubber caps on charging ports, as they always seem to just pop open at random and even get torn off (like on my RJ02). Wish there’d be an alternative to keep them weatherproof…

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Eep! 55bux? Wasn’t expecting that. Shocked

I’m a bit curious… the ad says it’s rated 1180lm, but you measured top current at 2A? I’d expect it’d take over 3A to hit 1000lm, let along almost 1200. Confused…

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Surely I 2A current was measured.
By the way, his light was all right. The fact that 900 or 1200 lumens is irrelevant can be used well in practice.
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I’ve got the Litesam version of this light. I’m wondering if anyone else noticed this about the side e-switch on these lights:

Although I love the wide flat metal switch, unfortunately I hate the feel/feedback of this switch. The switch is a bit sloppy, klunky and rough and has too much travel before it activates, it’s just not “precise” and smooth feeling like other e-switches, and it makes the mode switching seem “slow” or “delayed” too.

Olight, Crelant, Thorfire, On The Road, Thrunite, Nitecore, all my other e-switch lights have much better feeling switches, more smooth and precise. It’s really the only complaint I have so far with this light, but it’s a big one for me. I hate it.

I’m wondering if I got a bad one or it’s just how they are, anyone else with a Fitorch, Litesam, Vollsion or BORUiT notice this too?

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