Sofirn SC31 PRO, New Anduril Flashlight

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Are any of those as small, and SMO? I just compared to one I had around - an old Eagle Eye X5, and roughly the same. From my collection, I'd say the OP in this size is more popular, but then you sacrifice some throw - classic tradeoff though between better looking beam on a white wall vs. better throw.

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I added some DC fix for a while on mine. Smoothed out the beam but it does restrict the throw. Took it off eventually. Outside the sc31 pro looks ok.

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99% of fenix are smooth, my ld 22 is almost identical in size, with 0 halo. when the light is on turbo outside, that outer ring is impressively bright. the fenix’s tend to have a deeper reflector though, this is more shallow, but i just checked a couple headlamps, and there is a dim halo, just not that bright outer edge.

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Deeper reflectors will tend to tighten up the hot spot, make it more distinct, doesn't effect the actual distance much though. All my small Convoy's single LED's seem to have OP. I have a Sofirn SP32A V2.0 w/SMO, deeper reflector and it looks awful, but that's because of the XP-L2 LED with it's yellow halo. The 5000K SST-40 is so much better.

That LD22 shows here an XP-G2 - different entirely, much smaller LED surface, different profile, and of course much lower output.

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Has anyone noticed high parasitic drain on a recent batch of SC31 Pro’s?

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/qe9ern/sofirn_sc31_pro_drai...

Sofirn kindly sent me an SC31 Pro for free that someone had returned as faulty to Amazon Australia.

I factory reset it. The Sofirn 18650 cell was 0.6V (measured with DMM).

I inserted a Samsung 30Q 4.17V and the torch works.

But I measured 250mA parasitic drain while the switch LED was off.

It has a burnt electronics smell near the head.

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TimMc wrote:
Has anyone noticed high parasitic drain on a recent batch of SC31 Pro’s?

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/qe9ern/sofirn_sc31_pro_drai...

Sofirn kindly sent me an SC31 Pro for free that someone had returned as faulty to Amazon Australia.

I factory reset it. The Sofirn 18650 cell was 0.6V (measured with DMM).

I inserted a Samsung 30Q 4.17V and the torch works.

But I measured 250mA parasitic drain while the switch LED was off.

It has a burnt electronics smell near the head.

ordered one in november, from ali. seems to work fine, no smell, i leave the light on, its been on a week.

mine was ordered in november. 45 micro amps (not mA, that showed around . 04) with switch light off

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Here are some photos of the driver:




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you realized its burned right? im not sure since you didn’t say anything but that black stuff is a failed component.

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LightTheWay wrote:
you realized its burned right? im not sure since you didn’t say anything but that black stuff is a failed component.

Inductor exploded? Worth getting a cheap hot air station and finding a replacement part? Grad

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TimMc wrote:
LightTheWay wrote:
you realized its burned right? im not sure since you didn’t say anything but that black stuff is a failed component.

Inductor exploded? Worth getting a cheap hot air station and finding a replacement part? Grad

looks burned, badly. at 22 dollars, I honestly would say no, But I have a hot air station, so its up to you, does great heat shrinking as well Smile

They may sell the driver boards separately on ali.

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TimMc wrote:
But I measured 250mA parasitic drain while the switch LED was off.

It has a burnt electronics smell near the head.

Yeeeeeah, something tells me that’s not normal.

Unseat, jiggle, reseat all rings, drivers, etc.? Maybe something’s pushing on something that’s at least partly shorting out.

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