BLF Edition ThruNite Saber 1A Group Buy - $19.99

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I accidentally shorted the circuit on mine when taking tailcap measurements. I asked Thrunite if they could send me a new driver. They said if I sent if back they could replace the whole light for me, but I explained that I had swapped the emitter to Nichia 219 and re-wired the old circuit to direct drive and that I really only wanted a new circuit.

They just sent a whole new replacement and told me to keep the old one. Top service in my opinion.

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Yes I got a shipping number.

I have lubed it up and played a bit.

I have interchanged the parts and compared them, the new one has a slightly cooler tint. The old one with new tail, makes no difference still doesn’t work proper, but it can’t be switched on with pushing the parts together like the old one. So I guess the thread on the tail is a bit different but I can’t see difference with bare eye.
I like the machining of the old one more( new one is rougher perhaps they used a bit worn out cnc drills)but the switch on mechanism on the new one works every time(for a twisty it would even be ok if it sometimes doesn’t work).
It feels like if the old one needs to be screwed further in to light up and that it then often makes no real contact or so…I haven’t unscrewed the old pill yet as it was really tight as I tried it and after that I threw it angry in my parts box…I will try that again as I am really curious what the issue is.

I just took a small walk outside with a TF flame( nitecore is too fat) and wow that little light is way more than useful, it pulls 1.7A!!!. It is almost as bright as my mini01. I am so happy that I ordered one.

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Have you tried swapping the heads over?

Then you could work out if the problem with the 1st one was in the tail (probably the spring) or the head.

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Will pick mine up in the morning from Post Office. Was asleep when it arrived and it came registered.

I’m of the belief that the threads on my old one were so sloppy and loose that they caused contact/ignition problems. Hope the replacement takes care of that.

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Mine arrived today.  I was pleased to find that with a fresh cell installed the modes worked great, the threads seemed smoother, and the tint was much nicer than the first one.  I was thrilled until a little later the whole flickering, skipping modes, turning off or not coming on at all issues started up all over again.

I disassembled the light, cleaned all the threads, lightly sanded the exposed contact edge of the battery tube with super fine grit to ensure it was smooth and perfectly flat, then bent the tail end of the spring base in a little to make sure is was touching the exposed aluminum at the base of the battery tube instead of pressing against the corners of the base.

Now it is working properly again but who knows for how long.  I'm not going to bother with yet another defective claim.  It is what it is and would just be more of the same I'm afraid.  At least the threads and LED tint are good this time.  I do think it will be the last twisty Thrunite light I will buy.  It seems only their larger lights are better engineered.

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I was upset because of the batterytube situation so I decided to grind it a bit wider.
First I removed the anodisation with NaOH+H2O and then I taped a bit of sandpaper on a piece of 9/32” round wood and put this on a drill.
After grinding some time with my selfmade tool it was wide enough to fit a nitecore 14500…
Some of my cheapo nimh still don’t fit but I wanted to use it with liion anyway…


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man i missed an awesome deal…just seeing this

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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Need some help here.. my ti3 stopped working maybe because 2 out of 3 solder points looses contact with the copper ring. Do I need to solder it to the ring to make it work?

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boi2ain wrote:
Need some help here.. my ti3 stopped working maybe because 2 out of 3 solder points looses contact with the copper ring. Do I need to solder it to the ring to make it work?

Hi.  Welcome to forum.  I don't have an immediate solution.  Try putting your question in a thread titled "Need Help with Thrunite Ti3" or something similar.  Readers will be more apt to see it than in this older thread dealing with a group buy.

Need any more help just ask.   Streamer

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Unsure what you mean, do you look in the head from the battery side?
There are 3 contacts, they are soldered but not together. Each point is different.

A picture should help to clarify your question.

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