Thrunite TN32 (XM-L2, 3x18650) "Thrower" Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO+

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Well I turned it on but when I do it flickers then turns on, is this normal? If not then its going back and no more Thrunite for me.
No, there should not be any "flickering" when turning on. May be a contact issue - have you tried cleaning all the contact surfaces? Also, can you describe the type and state of the batteries you are using?
 

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No, there should not be any "flickering" when turning on. May be a contact issue - have you tried cleaning all the contact surfaces? Also, can you describe the type and state of the batteries you are using?
What should i clean? The 2 springs? And with what?, also im using the Olight 3400MaH 18650's that are fully charged.
 

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Send it back.. It is defective by the looks of it.

Don't discount the brand because of it though, it happens from time to time. Probably less often with Thrunite than a lot of brands.
 

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There is nothing like that with my TN32, neither TN35. I wonder if it may be a contact problem in the switch, if some part in the switch isn't compleletely tightened?
 

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Send it back.. It is defective by the looks of it.

Don't discount the brand because of it though, it happens from time to time. Probably less often with Thrunite than a lot of brands.
This is my second problem with them in 2 weeks, i g9t the TN12 2014 and there was black dust speck were the LED was, ther QC sucks bad, but i might have to ssend it back, when i went outside last night with it i couldnt tell that it flickered, but i know it shouldnt flicker now and its a $179 flashlight so it should be perfect.
 

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There is nothing like that with my TN32, neither TN35. I wonder if it may be a contact problem in the switch, if some part in the switch isn't compleletely tightened?
well i guess i have realy bad luck, thats nothing new though, i wiĺl check if everything is tightend in the tail cap switch.
 

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well i guess i have realy bad luck, thats nothing new though, i wiĺl check if everything is tightend in the tail cap switch.
Just watched your video - yes, it would seem that the problem is with the switch. Assuming the tailcap is well-tightened, I am afraid you are likely going to need to send that back. I haven't heard other reports of this problem (and Thrunite uses this switch assembly on a number of models), so it may just be that you got a dud.
 

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Just watched your video - yes, it would seem that the problem is with the switch. Assuming the tailcap is well-tightened, I am afraid you are likely going to need to send that back. I haven't heard other reports of this problem (and Thrunite uses this switch assembly on a number of models), so it may just be that you got a dud.
Thanks for your feedback guys, im going to send it back, i will not get another one yet, as they need to smooth out ther QC, untill then i will enjoy my Olight SR52 when i get it on Monday. TY
 

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Funny, I got a TN12 2014, then recommended one to someone else, and they just got it, and it is also perfect. Luck of draw I guess.
 

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I'm so pleased I purchaced this light when out scouting grounds for the hunting season coming up in November this light is perfect for my needs.The tn 32 gave me aprox 45 min of run time on high.
 

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If I'm shining a TN 31 and TN 32 at the same target 400 yards away, will I be blown away at how much more light is delivered by the TN 32 ?
 

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If I'm shining a TN 31 and TN 32 at the same target 400 yards away, will I be blown away at how much more light is delivered by the TN 32 ?
Well, doing the math - 400 yards is about 366 meters. At that distance, my TN31 would give you 0.84 lux on target, compared to 1.43 lux for my TN32.

Assuming you were to able to clearly see that distance, you should be able to notice the ~70% increase in beam intensity on the TN32. Although I doubt anyone could ever be "blown away" by the absolute difference between 0.84 and 1.43 lux. :whistle:
 

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I'm so pleased I purchaced this light when out scouting grounds for the hunting season coming up in November this light is perfect for my needs.The tn 32 gave me aprox 45 min of run time on high.

What kind of batteries are you using? 2200mAh? 2600mAh? I have a feeling you using lower mAh cells. What was your voltage after 45 minutes?

I am using genuine Panasonic cells 3400mAh and I am getting One Hour[60 minutes] on High[level 6]. My voltage was 3.54V after an hour.
 

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I have a K40 and a first gen Stanley HID. Will the TN 32 out throw Stanley by any significant amount, or should I wait a while longer for a more advanced factory LED thrower.

Well, doing the math - 400 yards is about 366 meters. At that distance, my TN31 would give you 0.84 lux on target, compared to 1.43 lux for my TN32.

Assuming you were to able to clearly see that distance, you should be able to notice the ~70% increase in beam intensity on the TN32. Although I doubt anyone could ever be "blown away" by the absolute difference between 0.84 and 1.43 lux. :whistle:
 

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I have a K40 and a first gen Stanley HID. Will the TN 32 out throw Stanley by any significant amount, or should I wait a while longer for a more advanced factory LED thrower.
The TN32 will out-throw your K40 (it's pretty similar to the K50, to give you a comparison). Harder to compare to an HID, given their irregular hotspots. I suspect the TN32 would have a slight throw advantage to the entry level Stanley 35W (certainly be a lot cleaner beam).

But if you want something to significantly out-shine those lights, you may want to consider a custom mod with a dedomed emitter. Something the TK61vn or K50vn from Vinh Nguyen (V54) here at cpf. You can check the review list in my sig for direct links.
 

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Thanks, that TK61vn is unbelievable.

The TN32 will out-throw your K40 (it's pretty similar to the K50, to give you a comparison). Harder to compare to an HID, given their irregular hotspots. I suspect the TN32 would have a slight throw advantage to the entry level Stanley 35W (certainly be a lot cleaner beam).

But if you want something to significantly out-shine those lights, you may want to consider a custom mod with a dedomed emitter. Something the TK61vn or K50vn from Vinh Nguyen (V54) here at cpf. You can check the review list in my sig for direct links.
 

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I've ordered one of these. I had a V3 Catapult on order then they decided they didn't have any and offered a refund. I decided to get myself a thrower, the TN32 to complement my Eagletac MX25L3 with the MT-G2 emitter. I love my Eagletac and it is perfect for night walks but looking forward to the laser like TN32.

I like the ThruNite stuff. I have tried out the V3 and loved it but it is a Christmas present for my nephew (for putting on .243) so aside from testing it to make sure it all works, it is now packed away. I have the TN12 which is a great light and I also gave one as a present to my brother and he gets a lot of use out of it.

An interesting age we live in. It is unbelievable that not many years ago we thought a Maglite with D-cells was something special.
 

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Hi All!
I made some runtime graph for this light, one for TN32 normal, and another one with dedome.
1. Factory say 240.000 cd, Mr. Selfbuilt measured 190.000cd, my measure is 147700 cd.... where is the difference? Here is the graph:

2. Dedome version looks like this:

232630 cd with single XM-L2 U2-1C led, it's not bad... but i expected more...

And here is both flashlight in one runtime graph:


The test was made with 3200 IMR batteries from Keeppower.
 

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Hi All!
I made some runtime graph for this light, one for TN32 normal, and another one with dedome.
1. Factory say 240.000 cd, Mr. Selfbuilt measured 190.000cd, my measure is 147700 cd.... where is the difference? Here is the graph:

2. Dedome version looks like this:

232630 cd with single XM-L2 U2-1C led, it's not bad... but i expected more...

And here is both flashlight in one runtime graph:


The test was made with 3200 IMR batteries from Keeppower.

At what distance did you measure the lux?

If too close, the beam has not formed yet, and you'll get a false low for example.
 

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i measured it from two meters. i measured in ft-cd, i convert it in candela after and that was the results.
 
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