Review TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5-Modes Memory LED Flashlight (3x18650)

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junk250 It's too small

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Benkie,

Hello, thanks.

I guess the lens is designed for the 3x XM-L PCB shown on the same page?

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How2,

Thanks.

Too small as to the arrangement of the LED's, or too short ?

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junk250 wrote:

How2,

Thanks.

Too small as to the arrangement of the LED's, or too short ?

The diameter is too small. The Trustfire head is 55mm and this is only 35mm.

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How2,

It looks like it's made to fit on a 34mm board, I was thinking that the board might be the same size even though the head was bigger.

It appears the PCB is somewhat smaller than the 55mm head diameter, but it doesn't give the PCB size in the description for the TR-3T6.

Thanks

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junk250 wrote:

Benkie,

Hello, thanks.

I guess the lens is designed for the 3x XM-L PCB shown on the same page?

 

yeah, its not wide enough 35mm VS 50mm and its way to deep 16.5mm, there is only 1mm of room under the bezel ring and the top of the screw in, see the first picture in the first post.

the TR-3T6 head is 55mm wide and the screw in is just over 50mm wide (top) and just under 45mm long (deep) the reflectors on the TR-3T6 are 17.30 mm deep and 22.50 mm wide (aprox)

basicly its not wide enough and you would have to chop the top off the screw in that holds the 3 x emitters to make it fit is it was wide enough to start with.

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Hi folks. I am completely new to this forum and this is my first post. I wish that I will learn from all members and share my experience.

Just purchased a 3T6 directly from the manufacturer who is an OME factory for those reputed brands. This 3T6 is HA III coated which may using both 2 and 3 18650s but not in Trustfire name. Driver 8.4A regulated.

It is a very good torch at it price according to so many positive comments, but the run time is very important as well. Of course, one may use 3x18650. For my own taste, it is too long and head/tail is not well-balanced.

I will modify it to accept 2x26650 3.7v(ea 4000mah) to increase the running time, which I already did it for my 5XQ5 torch. It is much better balance and grid.

People interested stay tune.

P.S. Excuse me for not so good English.

 

 

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We'll be interested to hear how it works out.

No need to apologise for your English..there's much worse around here, and we love them allLaughing

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winwintorch wrote:

Just purchased a 3T6 directly from the manufacturer who is an OME factory for those reputed brands. 

winwinyorch how did you pay for it.

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It is working for my 5XQ5 torch, so probably 99% will work for the 3T6. I'll try to upload photo of the modified 5xQ5 first.

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how2 wrote:

winwintorch wrote:

Just purchased a 3T6 directly from the manufacturer who is an OME factory for those reputed brands. 

winwinyorch how did you pay for it.

Well. One merchandiser there is a friend I know who was working same as my field. This factory only product nice quality torch with nothing less than HA III coating and high standard aluminium alloy.

She help me to put it as a sample order and I T/T funds to them. But, I seldom buy from them since I prefer DIY more than ready made even the sampling charge is below market price.

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Many members are interested in this 3T6 flashlight. Keep this thread up for more discussion. cheers.

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Anyone have the run time of 1x18650 on high?

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winwintorch wrote:

Many members are interested in this 3T6 flashlight. Keep this thread up for more discussion. cheers.

i will i want to do some longer run time test if any one is intrested and im waiting on the UCL lens a light meter to do some more test,s 

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Anyone have the run time of 1x18650 on high?

it will not be that bright but i would guess under 20 mins top,s

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asok wrote:

Has anybody tried this with 4xCR123A? The voltage shouldn't be too high once you get some load on the batteries (but don't blame me if it the driver burns)... CR123As would provide a nice backup and be always usable even if you take the flashlight out of the glovebox after two years of no use and in -30C temperature. And you would have a wall of light available to scare away the wolves Wink

I got my light and tried it with 3xCR123A, fits nicely in a very stubby configuration (with the short and 18650 sized extension removed). Didn't check the current yet.

Given the driver is rated up to 12.6V it should be safe to run them with 4xCR123A as the load voltage should be below 3V per cell with 1-2A current. I guess I'll feel safe enough to try it Smile

 

 

 

 

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asok wrote:

I got my light and tried it with 3xCR123A, fits nicely in a very stubby configuration (with the short and 18650 sized extension removed). Didn't check the current yet.

Given the driver is rated up to 12.6V it should be safe to run them with 4xCR123A as the load voltage should be below 3V per cell with 1-2A current. I guess I'll feel safe enough to try it Smile

Worked fine with 4xCR123A, with the short extension in place, open circuit voltage was about 12.4V, current was 2A on high (1.7A with 3xTF Flame 18650), so it probably wouldn't last for too long... I used 4sevens CR123A batteries, they've been sitting on the shelf for perhaps two years.

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i got the UCL lens today and to fits no problem and to my eye,s it looks much better to look throught then the stock glass, ill test it with a flux meter over the next month or so as i should be placing the order soon.

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Hello all, 

today somebody gives me to repair this flashlight. he can't change between the modes. everytime runs at low modes.could somebody tell me how can i change modes?

i see on flashlight 3600 lumen.....i would like to try it with a SR90 and TM11 let's what is better:)

thank you for help.

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make sure its the same light it should say 3800 TR-3T6

there are a few ways to change modes

1 charge batteries and check voltage with DMM

2 click the on off button half press 

3 quick fast pressing

makes sure the extention tubes are on correct or it will jam on the inside of the switch and will not let you turn on or off and change modes or buy a new driver found here

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Man this thing is awesome, thanks Benckie for starting this thread and selling me on this light.

You sold me on this light (in this review) and it is just about perfect .

I would prefer if it was more of a throw,(my 501b will throw almost as well at distance).

But this thing is a Sunburn at a close distance, and will light up a large area.

Very solid build, excellent deep threading,dual O rings on all threads.

Much like a Mag light as a blunt force tool, good and solid, and seriously blinding bright light within 20 ft or so.

Its much more solid, and blinding bright than I thought it would be.

The Pill head threads into body, but most of the weight of head/heatsink is just floating, and might be improved by seating the pill tighter to the body maybe.

I ran mine with 2 x 18650s and was an instant sunburn/blinding at close distance, and lasted about an hour + on high,with plenty of power left over,got warm after a while.

A really sweet light, very well machined/solid and bright as hell.

Everyone should have a real bright flashlight !

This sucker will burn your retina , and a very solid nut cracker if needed .

Highly recommended !

 

 

 

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I'm glad you like it, I love mine as you say sun burn up close and it will hurt your eyes, some times I forget to knock it to medium or low when walking in to the wood shed the reflection of the tin on the 3 sides burns my eyes Lols any way great flash light that will do looong runs with out cooking it's self and ithas a really solid driver the only thing I don't like is the flashy modes. Thanks for the feed back
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Is the finish on your bezel not as flat as the rest of the flashlight? Other than the disco modes, it's my only complaint..

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Ordered Tr3t6 (3*18650) from Manafont Laughing,donno  when gonna receive the beast ,I have a bad experience with Tr-1200 from Dx cuz the Driver was underpowered(700mAh with 3*18650) & thatsy returned it & got the refund with return shipping fee,this my first purchase from Manafont,so little bit worried,they charged $2 for registered mail.

 

 

 

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Dimitrioptimus wrote:

I know this budgetlightforum but how it will compare against Fenix Tk-70 as they uses same emmiter but uses 4 D cells with 10000mAh and rated of 2200lumens.

This one is more flood, less throw and should give about 1600 lumens.

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Maybe a bit more OTF lumens IMO but I don't think it will match the throw of the TK70 but the TR-3T6 is much cheaper @ atbglenn mines really close
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benckie wrote:
Maybe a bit more OTF lumens IMO

You're right, bit more... 1626 measured lumens in one Finnish flashlight store Big Smile

They also measured 21k lux@1m.

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Lolls well atlest I was right lolls but I honestly I thought the out put with buck boost would be higher on the genuine TR-3T6 with the 3 LEDs driven at 2.5 amps pluss
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My experience w 2 lights is that these are 1300 lumens OTF as compared to tk70 which reads 2150 OTF. 13k cd before correction. (Add 10%). Purchased frm lightmalls & manafont

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 Thanks M3TAL_L0RD,Benkie & 2100 for the update,

So it seems to me that it has same lumens count as Tr-X6,yes I know it is also a  thrower but costs approx $80 more,runtimes perhaps are same imho.

 So guys is there any feasible way to convert temporarily to throw and and back to flood with convenience & DIY  ?

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Hi all,

Could someone please tell me if this looks like a genuine Trustfire 3T6 and if it's worth buying from?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TrustFire-CREE-XM-L-3800l-3-T6-LED-5-Mode-Flashl...

Thanks

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