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CM2010 wrote:
Anyone know what other 26650’s fit into this light?

Pretty much all cells 67mm and up will work in the TC20. I would stay with a quality High Drain cell though. Actually some of the shorter cells “work” so to speak , but a good jolt causes a flicker or mode change with the shorter cells.

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I would use shockli imr 26650 when I get my tc20. I feel like light company pushing the limit ( 3800 lumen), so imr would make perfect and substain turbo mode little better.

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Acebeam L16. Need imr for the turbo mode.

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I’ve tried 3 different brands of batteries and they all fit. Power draw are also identical…regulated output. I’m sticking with the battery that came with the light.

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Edness wrote:
I’ve tried 3 different brands of batteries and they all fit. Power draw are also identical…regulated output. I’m sticking with the battery that came with the light.

I agree with you on the one that came with the light as I tested Efest purple , EVVA , King Kong , Basen , AWT and a Voidhawk protected cell and all were pretty much identical as you say , on draw and output.

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Received a NW yesterday, awesome flashlight! It’s a little hand grenade!

I’m happy with the tint, the snow all melted here so I took it out on a walk and the tint is perfect for me, beautiful neutral color rendering. I don’t notice any of the tri-color rainbow that’s visible indoors on white walls, but it’s not going to be used indoors anyhow, and don’t think I’d want the tint any colder.

The switch feels fine to me, I see how its been described as “mushy” it has some extra spring travel before it clicks, but I guess I’d call it a bit “springy”? But hey all switches aren’t created equal, maybe it could be more precise but it doesn’t bother me at all. It might even help for prevention of accidental turn on, seems like you can depress it very lightly without it turning on. Although you can just do a mechanical lockout by a slight twist of the head. (unscrewing)

I really love the aggressive knurling, it rivals the knurling on my HD2010 and DQG 18650 tiny V1, which have best knurling of all my lights. I also love the “single click-on/off” (Olight) UI. Overall I’m very happy with it, @3800lm it’s the brightest rated light I own now, tomorrow night I’ll take it out again with some other lights and compare brightness.

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beam0 wrote:
Received a NW yesterday, awesome flashlight! It’s a little hand grenade!

I’m happy with the tint, the snow all melted here so I took it out on a walk and the tint is perfect for me, beautiful neutral color rendering. I don’t notice any of the tri-color rainbow that’s visible indoors on white walls, but it’s not going to be used indoors anyhow, and don’t think I’d want the tint any colder.

The switch feels fine to me, I see how its been described as “mushy” it has some extra spring travel before it clicks, but I guess I’d call it a bit “springy”? But hey all switches aren’t created equal, maybe it could be more precise but it doesn’t bother me at all. It might even help for prevention of accidental turn on, seems like you can depress it very lightly without it turning on.

I really love the aggressive knurling, it rivals the knurling on my HD2010 and DQG 18650 tiny V1, which have best knurling of all my lights. I also love the “single click-on/off” (Olight) UI. Overall I’m very happy with it, @3800lm it’s the brightest rated light I own now, tomorrow night I’ll take it out again with some other lights and compare brightness.

Ow God, please, stop…. Did I told I’m trying to resist? Crying

MUST RESIST!

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is there any way to lock out the button?… prevent accidental turn-on?

thanks

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kramer5150 wrote:
is there any way to lock out the button?… prevent accidental turn-on?

thanks

Yes, mechanical lockout by a slight twist of the head. (unscrewing)

I also added that info to my previous post about the switch.

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Franz wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Received a NW yesterday, awesome flashlight! It’s a little hand grenade!

I’m happy with the tint, the snow all melted here so I took it out on a walk and the tint is perfect for me, beautiful neutral color rendering. I don’t notice any of the tri-color rainbow that’s visible indoors on white walls, but it’s not going to be used indoors anyhow, and don’t think I’d want the tint any colder.

The switch feels fine to me, I see how its been described as “mushy” it has some extra spring travel before it clicks, but I guess I’d call it a bit “springy”? But hey all switches aren’t created equal, maybe it could be more precise but it doesn’t bother me at all. It might even help for prevention of accidental turn on, seems like you can depress it very lightly without it turning on. Although you can just do a mechanical lockout by a slight twist of the head. (unscrewing)

I really love the aggressive knurling, it rivals the knurling on my HD2010 and DQG 18650 tiny V1, which have best knurling of all my lights. I also love the “single click-on/off” (Olight) UI. Overall I’m very happy with it, @3800lm it’s the brightest rated light I own now, tomorrow night I’ll take it out again with some other lights and compare brightness.

Ow God, please, stop…. Did I told I’m trying to resist? Crying

MUST RESIST!

Sorry!!! Big Smile

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beam0 wrote:
kramer5150 wrote:
is there any way to lock out the button?… prevent accidental turn-on?

thanks

Yes, mechanical lockout by a slight twist of the head. (unscrewing)

I also added that info to my previous post about the switch.

Oops I missed that… cool then thanks!!

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Does Thrunite charge up front for pre orders of this light???

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TC20 battery came fully charged, slightly disconcerting. 4.19 according to lil500. Never had a brand new battery come from factory fully charged. Paranoia big destroyer!

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Has anyone tried unprotected flat top high drain batteries in this light? I want to have spare cells for this light.

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WSB wrote:
Has anyone tried unprotected flat top high drain batteries in this light? I want to have spare cells for this light.

I tried Keeppower IMR 4200 and worked fine.

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WSB wrote:
Has anyone tried unprotected flat top high drain batteries in this light? I want to have spare cells for this light.

I tried Keeppower IMR 4200 and worked fine.

Great thanks!

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I will also be running a shockli 26650 imr flat top.. a light like that should deserve imr in my book.

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Works fine with an Efest IMR 26650 4200mah 40amp battery (purple)

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WSB wrote:
Has anyone tried unprotected flat top high drain batteries in this light? I want to have spare cells for this light.

LiitoKala Lii-50A 5000mAh unprotected Flat Top IMR also works fine.

What batteries do you have?

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I have some 18A IMR efest 5000 mah on the way.

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Every once in a while the switch doesn’t respond. It’s only happened a few times. Has anyone of you experienced this?

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atbglenn wrote:
Every once in a while the switch doesn’t respond. It’s only happened a few times. Has anyone of you experienced this?
No, I’ve been using it a fair amount and I’ve not had that issue at all with mine.

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Every once in a while the switch doesn’t respond. It’s only happened a few times. Has anyone of you experienced this?
No, I’ve been using it a fair amount and I’ve not had that issue at all with mine.

It hasn’t happened since my post. Maybe the switch contact was bit oxidized?

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Well hopefully it doesn’t keep acting up.

Personally I really like the action of the switch on this. I think there were some complaints it was “mushy” or “sloppy” or something, I think I said this before but to me it seems like a just a longer “throw” than other side e-switches that feel more “precise”

I think why I like it is that it takes less effort to use. But interestingly it seems more effort for accidental turn on.

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beam0 wrote:
Gebe wrote:
I’m really glad you are satisfied with yours.

It’s amazing that a light like my D1 at almost half the price of the TC20 and has a perfect switch with no mushiness, and a perfect CW tint, (to me!).

It’s also plenty bright enough for almost any of my needs and if it wasn’t, I’d just buy a D4 with it’s amazing turbo mode and get two lights for almost the price of one TC20!

Besides, for the most part, the TC20’s turbo mode with the 3800lm it produces, doesn’t impress me that much over what the D4 and D1 turbo modes put out. As a plus, the D1 and D4 are so much smaller.

Believe me, I’m not slamming the TC20 and if you like it, that’s all that matters. Go for it!

The D1 only puts out 1300lm on turbo, or am I missing something?

You really can’t compare this to Emisar …

The D4 can only run in turbo for what… maybe 20-30 seconds? And how many 20 second turbo blasts are you going to get before the battery needs recharged? And I’ve read it gets burning hot within seconds on turbo:

Quote from the maker of D4 (Hank @ Int’l Outdoor):

“The D4 will produce tremendous heat on turbo mode, and heat up very fast (10~20 seconds for the thermal protection to kick in depends on the cell)”

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The TC20 will run in Turbo for several minutes before step down begins, that’s a huge difference, plus with the 5000mAh 26650 you have a much greater battery capacity, not to mention the TC20 boasts a rated 320m beam distance. Yes both the D1 & D1S will out throw it, but neither are “lumen monsters” And the D4 is pretty much a close range flooder.

I’m not slamming the Emisar either – I’ll be ordering a D4 soon, the TC20 and D4 are both great flashlights but they definitely have their different uses.


Owned a D4 XP-G2 model and now own the XP-L HI model…I’d be surprised if I could hold either of them more than 15 seconds on FULL brightness without gloves (which I rarely wear). Their highest levels are definitely for “show” or for quick scans of an area far away. If I were interested in sustained brightness to a larger area at some distance, I always picked up the Acebeam EC 50 Gen II that was mentioned here earlier (excellent light I sold recently to fund something else). This Thrunite definitely looks like a nice blend of features and power to me.

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beam0 wrote:
Well hopefully it doesn’t keep acting up.

Personally I really like the action of the switch on this. I think there were some complaints it was “mushy” or “sloppy” or something, I think I said this before but to me it seems like a just a longer “throw” than other side e-switches that feel more “precise”

I think why I like it is that it takes less effort to use. But interestingly it seems more effort for accidental turn on.

I’ve been using mine every day, and so far the switch has not acted up like it did a few times in the beginning. As far as a mushy feel, I’m not experiencing that. I love the switch action. Overall, I’m very happy with the TC20.

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atbglenn wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Well hopefully it doesn’t keep acting up.

Personally I really like the action of the switch on this. I think there were some complaints it was “mushy” or “sloppy” or something, I think I said this before but to me it seems like a just a longer “throw” than other side e-switches that feel more “precise”

I think why I like it is that it takes less effort to use. But interestingly it seems more effort for accidental turn on.

I’ve been using mine every day, and so far the switch has not acted up like it did a few times in the beginning. As far as a mushy feel, I’m not experiencing that. I love the switch action. Overall, I’m very happy with the TC20.

I just realized something else after reading cdjaney’s post above, the switch on this light is great for using when wearing gloves!

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I preordered the tc20 and estimate shipping date was feb 23. Thrunite has shipped my tc20 2 days ago.. i will get it on thursday. My shockli imr is charged and ready.

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Mine arrived today, charged the battery using the internal charger to make sure it worked (it did, measured the battery after charging stopped and it was at 4.19V). Took it out after dark and gave it a test, very nice. Good tint, definitely lit up the back yard. Very happy with this one!

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Mike Fitz wrote:

Mine arrived today, charged the battery using the internal charger to make sure it worked (it did, measured the battery after charging stopped and it was at 4.19V). Took it out after dark and gave it a test, very nice. Good tint, definitely lit up the back yard. Very happy with this one!

Did you order a Nw or cw version?

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NW, didn't do any wall hunting with it but it looked great outside, very pleasing tint.

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