Review: Astrolux S43 2600 Lumen Flashlight

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The Christmas versions are aluminium.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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S41 gets HOT real quick on 6 up, of the 7 ranges.

Running on 4 to 5 it a nice walkabout light.
Copper head. or the Stainless, makes a nice fistful to “dissuade” anybody.
The short battery tube hasn’t much time running. the 18650 is much better.

I prefer ‘em both to the S42-43.
It’s a niice light.

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I decided to program the thermal controls to “off” on the S43. This means that you have to be very careful when running the light on high outputs, but it’s worth it IMO. I just don’t like how the built-in thermal controls ramp down so far, and well past the point where the light is no longer hot.

I’m okay with running the light hot when I do 500 lumens steady. It seems to be fine.

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as i know,turbo is recommended max.to 45 sec or so…..then is it really hot…but i want to reflow nichias with xpl hi,so who knows.maybe it will survive:)

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OK – dumb question of the day time…

How hard is it to get the driver out?
Is said driver flashable to Anduril?

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Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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Not too hard.

Yes.

There are no dumb questions. Only dumb answers.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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I know this is an old review, but I thought I’d add what happens if you insert a cell the wrong-way around. I tried this, today.

Well, it’s not good. There is no reverse polarity protection, and the light will really heat up fast. You won’t notice this unless you’re holding it, because the light remains off. I only noticed it because it very quickly got very hot right after I inserted the battery the wrong way.

The good news is it didn’t appear to damage the electronics. The light still works, at least for now. I’m not sure what’s going on internally, but be aware to make sure you insert a battery with the negative end at the tail. While it doesn’t short the battery (and cause an explosion), it does drain it at a significant current to generate that much heat. It’s similar to operating the light on turbo, but without getting any light out of it.

Or, maybe you can use it as a hand-warmer feature during cold winter days.

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