A Guy Lend His Fenix TK35 To A Young Lady For Her Vacation

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A Guy Lend His Fenix TK35 To A Young Lady For Her Vacation

When she returned it, she asked that guy why it can’t be switched on anymore. He wondered why then he had a look on it. Now he knows his TK35 was used as diving light. Always ask the borrower what is their planning and usage on flashlight. Luckily this TK35 and Sanyo didn’t explode under the sea.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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wow… what was she thinking???

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Pulsar wrote:
wow... what was she thinking???

The problem is she wasn't thinking

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That guy was not thinking either. Lent a 18650 flashlights to newbie. Somemore the batteries are not protected.

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Well, it doesn’t look waterproof at all. Lol.

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DENGOH wrote:
That guy was not thinking either. Lent a 18650 flashlights to newbie. Somemore the batteries are not protected.

Yeah, that was his first mistake.

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Maybe this guy always boasted his TK35 as waterproof to military standard. This lady was deliberately trying to destroy his ego?

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Bake it in an oven for an hour and it should be fine Smile

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From the salt traces, I am sure water came in through buttons at the back. And could not get out through the lens due to good O-ring shield, else it wouldn’t cause so much damage. Fenix should have a low pressure passage to get water in and out smoothly. And make it rust proof if possible.

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It is difficult to size this situation up without seeing the girl in the outfit she was wearing, while using the light.

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brad wrote:
It is difficult to size this situation up without seeing the girl in the outfit she was wearing, while using the light.

My thoughts exactly Big Smile

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Pulsar wrote:
wow... what was she thinking???

 

That it wasn't her property, so it didn't matter how she treated it.  Yeah, I've learned the hard way many times that to loan something is effectively giving it up.

The low mode should be lower.

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I could just cry from seeing that. Sad

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So she says she just waded with it. Maybe Fenix will replace it…LOL

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Meh, a minor case of alkaline battery leakage…

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That’s why I don’t like lending out stuff.

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I feel sorry for ya bro, I have a TK35 and to see yours like that makes me tear up abit.
Ask Fenix, why it wasn’t ipx8 after all and hope for the best. Always lend the cheapy lights next time

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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I am not that guy. My TK35 just got hand massage and clean clothes polish yesterday.

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DENGOH wrote:
I am not that guy. My TK35 just got hand massage and clean clothes polish yesterday.

Was he a friend of yours?

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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He is one of flashlight friends on internet. But I have never spoken to him.

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The “What do you want it for?” question is one a lot of knife guys have learned to ask as well.

CarpentryHero wrote:
I feel sorry for ya bro, I have a TK35 and to see yours like that makes me tear up abit. Ask Fenix, why it wasn’t ipx8 after all and hope for the best. Always lend the cheapy lights next time

IPX-8 Protected against water submersion – The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer.”

Fenix lists those conditions as 2 meters.

If she used it as a dive light she certainly took it way beyond spec. Heck if she dropped it while wading that’s halfway there…

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IPX8? Man, that’s bad luck but better results than when I lent my young lady-friend to a phoenix… (take my wife for instance… yes, please take her – Henny Youngman)

BTW, I’ve got first dibs on those unprotected Sanyo cells! Wink

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what did she look like?   A flashlight or two donation is worth it otherwise its the EverReady AAA...

 


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I’d say if you guys are asking about the outfit she was in when diving with the light, and you’d be disappointed if she was in a wet suit :bigsmile:

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That’s painful to see. People think I’m a little mad when I get a new flashlight and chuck it in the bath / shower to see if it really is waterproof. If it isn’t I wan’t it replaced immediately!

I’m always on the basis that I’ll lend something out to someone and if they break it, they replace it.

Surely if you are borrowing a light for diving you’d tell them it is for diving as we all know or should know that a diving light has to be built differently from a normal “waterproof” light.

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Was this a original TK35 or a clone, because I don’t see any printings on the body?

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sounds like you cleaned it up.

a soak in this stuff overnight and you’d have thought gnomes did it for you

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EVA0/00001/N2159.oap?ck=Brand+S...

you probably wouldn’t like the shipping fees, if they’d even ship….

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Philipp wrote:
Was this a original TK35 or a clone, because I don’t see any printings on the body?

I was wondering the same thing. Looks like a clone.

I had a TK-35 and I always thought the tail switches felt and sounded loose. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it had leaked at the switch.

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dthrckt wrote:
sounds like you cleaned it up.

a soak in this stuff overnight and you’d have thought gnomes did it for you

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EVA0/00001/N2159.oap?ck=Brand+S...

you probably wouldn’t like the shipping fees, if they’d even ship….

Will that work on the batteries too? Wink

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jonhobart wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
sounds like you cleaned it up.

a soak in this stuff overnight and you’d have thought gnomes did it for you

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EVA0/00001/N2159.oap?ck=Brand+S...

you probably wouldn’t like the shipping fees, if they’d even ship….

Will that work on the batteries too? Wink

Yes, and it will charge them

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Speedsix wrote:
I wouldn’t be surprised to see it had leaked at the switch.

I have read a few reports of waterproof torches (namely P60s, both the original $$-brand and Solarforce alike) leaking water at the tailcap switch rubber boot, especially when submerged for prolongued times and the switch operated, repeatedly even, under water to change modes.

Seems to be a common problem when usage extends the ubiquitous kitchen sink/ bathtub/ shower tests, which they pass just fine.

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