[Review] Wurkkos TS30 || 3 x SST40, 1 x 21700, USB Rechargeable || A C8-Sized Performance Beast

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[Review] Wurkkos TS30 || 3 x SST40, 1 x 21700, USB Rechargeable || A C8-Sized Performance Beast

The flashlight was sent to me by Wurkkos for review.
Here's the product's link: Wurkkos TS30



The flashlight comes in a large cardboard box.



The following accessories are included:

  • Wrist strap.
  • USB TYPE-C charging cable.
  • Crenelated bezel.
  • Wurkkos 21700 5000mAh battery.
  • 21700 to 18650 battery adapter.
  • 2 x replacement o-rings.
  • User manual.



The TS30 comes with a matte black anodization.
The overall fit and finish is great.



It's operated by an e-switch that's mounted in the lower part of the head.



The e-switch is backlit and is held in place by a blue metal ring.



The charging port is placed opposite to the switch.
It's protected from moisture by a tight-fit rubber flap.



A regular USB type-c port is used as the charging interface of the flashlight.



Once plugged in, the flashlight's e-switch will shine to notify the user for the battery's charge level.



The TS30 comes with a detachable thick metal bezel that's subtly crenulated.



Wurkkos has went with a triple reflector design with a smooth finish.



3 x SST40 emitters are seated in the reflector. Both 6500k and 5000k tins are available.
The centering is perfect.



The front bezel is replaceable and as already seen, the flashlight also comes with a tactical bezel.
Here's a comparison between the two available bezels.

 

The tactical bezel is very aggressive looking.



The driver is press fit and glued in the rear part of the head.
A brass tab is used as the positive terminal to allow for the least resistance possible.



The tail incorporates two protruding flaps.
The flaps are flat, which allows the flashlight to tailstand.



Since this model uses quite a lot of power, the manufacturer has included a dual spring design in the tail.



Both the tail and head threads are square cut and anodized.
The anodization allows the flashlight to get mechanically locked out.

 

The TS30 comes with a Wurkkos branded 5000mAh 21700 battery.



After performing a discharge test @1000mA (3.2V cutoff voltage), I got 4775mAh of real capacity, which seams on par with the manufacturer's rating.



User Interface

The Wurkkos TS30 comes with 2 mode groups.
The only difference between the mode groups is that "Group A" includes stepped modes, while "Group B" implements stepless dimming.

Here's all the actions supported by the flashlight's firmware.
Power on/off: Single press.
Mode cycle (Group A): Long press ( Eco > Low > Mid > High > Eco > ...)
Ramp up/down (Group B): Long press. Releasing and re-pressing the switch within 1.5s will alter the ramp's direction.
Turbo: Double press from anywhere.
Eco: Long press while off.
Strobe: Triple press.
Electronic Lockout: Quadruple press.
Switch Mode Group: Long press for 3s while off.

Additionally the flashlight supports Low Voltage Warning and Low Voltage Protection.
The cut-off voltage is set at 2.7V

Output

Here's my output measurements along with the current draw per each output level.
The measurements were taken using the included 21700 cell.



The TS30 pushes 5846 lumen on Turbo at turn on while drawing almost 16A of current, which is very impressive.
Additionally, I measured the standby drain at 27μΑ

Thermal Regulation

Here's a thermal regulation graph of the stepped modes of the TS30.


What we can see in the graph:

  • Turbo maintains its full output for 1 minute. Past the 1 minute mark, the flashlight will slowly ramp down to medium in order to regulate its temperature.
    The step down is completed after 2.5 minutes.
  • High maintains its full output for 1.25 minutes. Similarly to turbo, past this time mark, the flashlight will slowly ramp down to medium.
  • Medium and Low and fully regulated for the whole span of the test.
  • During the whole test, the flashlight never got too hot to operate with bare hands. Turbo got it quite warm, but it was definitely still tolerable.

Beamshots

And here's a few outdoor beamshots.

   

Bottom Line

Wurkkos has produced a great flashlight.
Its performance is excellent, the UI is on point and its fit and finish is solid.

Edited by: bilakos10 on 06/29/2021 - 15:40
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Great review. Looks like a nice light, especially at $32. Too bad the side switch ruins it for me. A tail clicky would take my money.

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So, basically a usb-c built in C8F with better LEDs ?

My gripe with the C8F is the artifacts introduced by the triple reflector.

Oh. I guess they also got rid of the tail switch. Not a loss, imho. I basically never use the tail switch on my C8F.

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Hrmm. Driver looks VERY different.

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prototype3a wrote:
So, basically a usb-c built in C8F with better LEDs ?

My gripe with the C8F is the artifacts introduced by the triple reflector.

Oh. I guess they also got rid of the tail switch. Not a loss, imho. I basically never use the tail switch on my C8F.

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Hrmm. Driver looks VERY different.

Basically. Right now my “power” pocket carry is probably the Convoy C8+ with a LH351D and Simon’s SST40 driver. Much more throw than my Zebralight but still more usable than the C8+/XPLHI pencil beam.

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prototype3a wrote:
So, basically a usb-c built in C8F with better LEDs ?

My gripe with the C8F is the artifacts introduced by the triple reflector.

Oh. I guess they also got rid of the tail switch. Not a loss, imho. I basically never use the tail switch on my C8F.

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Hrmm. Driver looks VERY different.

I’ve also got the C8F and can indeed say that the TS30 is a much greater flashlight overall Smile

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buck91 wrote:
prototype3a wrote:
So, basically a usb-c built in C8F with better LEDs ?

My gripe with the C8F is the artifacts introduced by the triple reflector.

Oh. I guess they also got rid of the tail switch. Not a loss, imho. I basically never use the tail switch on my C8F.

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Hrmm. Driver looks VERY different.

Basically. Right now my “power” pocket carry is probably the Convoy C8+ with a LH351D and Simon’s SST40 driver. Much more throw than my Zebralight but still more usable than the C8+/XPLHI pencil beam.

Almost like Astrolux EC03 then. Maybe a bit more throwish this Wurkkos is.

I love C8F’s dual switch. Makes so convenient to have simple on/off at the back and ramping on the side.

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That spare bezel is extremely tacticool Tired

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MoreLumens wrote:

Almost like Astrolux EC03 then. Maybe a bit more throwish this Wurkkos is.

I love C8F’s dual switch. Makes so convenient to have simple on/off at the back and ramping on the side.

I made the comparison to the Sofirn C8F since Wurkkos is (afaik) the same company and so this can be thought of as a C8F v2 ?

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Bort wrote:
That spare bezel is extremely tacticool :TIRED:


Yeah, I think that the design of the additional bezel is kinda exaggerated cool