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Offline robo819

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Review ThruNite TC12 V2
« on: December 18, 2016, 01:13:54 AM »
This is the ThruNite TC12 V2 sent to me by Thrunite in return for my review and NO other compensation other than keeping the light.
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ThruNite site ……… http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-chargeable-flashlight-tc12-v2-3400-1/(link is external)

Amazon ……. https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Micro-USB-Interface-Rechargeable-Flashli...(link is external)

This is the upgraded version of the TC12 , with a few added features the older model did not have , such as the battery level indicator on the side switch and the onboard USB charging. The TC12 V2 also comes in both cool and neutral tints.

The TC12 V2 is another very well built light from ThruNite with excellent fit , finish and overall performance. The knurling on this light is very nice and very grippy and I really like it (personal preference) The threads are very smooth and very well cut (although they were overly lubed) that is easily resolved with a quick wipe. Anodizing on the sample I received is also near perfect. The TC12 V2 also has manual lockout with 1/8 to 1/4 turn of the tailcap and direct access to strobe from any mode by pressing and holding the side switch for about one full second.
The TC12 V2 also comes with the Thrunite 3400 mAh cell included.

I forgot when showing the charging in the video , the tail switch needs to be set to the “ON” position before starting the charging in order for the light to charge properly , so it showed the purple flashing indicator in the video , which means “error”. The charging DOES work as it should on my sample when it is done correctly , as I have charged the light a few times with the onboard charging.
The only 2 negatives I found with this light is , the side switch indicator does not come on in the firefly mode and only engages in low or above modes. The second thing is that if you stay in any mode other than firefly for 5 or more seconds , you cannot simply go to the next level (low to medium or medium to high and so on) as the light will go back to the firefly mode after the 5 or more second pause. If you want to go to the next higher mode it must be done in 4 or less seconds to prevent starting over in the mode order and having to scroll through all the modes again.

Comparison chart of the lights used……….


I think I got the rest covered in the video and for those who do not want to watch the whole video the still shots and beamshots start at 8:06 and the outside shining and comparisons with the Nitecore EC20 the Olight S30R III and the TC12 V2 start at 11:51.

Video followed by listed specs and features…………
http://www.youtube.com/v/6XgjCsSgqgk&feature=youtu.be&fs=1




Specifications
•LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
•Runs on: 1×18650 battery (included).
•Working voltage: 2.75V-6.0V.
•Charging current/voltage: 5V, 1A.
•Output & Runtime (Tested with ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):

Strobe(1100 lumens /3.6 hrs),
 Turbo(1100 lumens/2.2 hrs),
 High(472 lumens /3.4 hrs),
 Medium(200 lumens /8.7 hrs),
 Low(21 lumens /2.5 days),
 Firefly (0.5 lumens /49 days).

•Peak beam intensity: 14399cd.
•Max beam distance: 240m.
•Power interface: 1 * micro USB charging port.
•Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (2 meters).
•Impact resistant: 1 meters.
•Working Temperature: -40℃-80℃.
•Dimensions: 140mm (length) x 25.4mm (body diameter).
•Weight: 87g (excluding battery).
•Accessories: Holster x1, Spare O ring x2, Lanyard x1, Pocket Clip x1,
 18650 3400mAh Battery x1, USB Charging Cord x1.

Features
•Micro USB Rechargeable EDC LED flashlight with intelligent overcharge protection.
•Adopt latest CREE XP-L V6 LED to make max output up to 1100 lumens.
•Adopt common micro USB charging port for easy use everywhere.
•Stainless steel side switch makes the operation more sensitive and convenient.
•Six modes for available: Firefly, Low, Medium, High, Turbo and Strobe.
•Silent Momentary-on “forward clicky” tactical tail switch for signaling or brief lighting.
•One key to Strobe for signaling or blinding the bad guys’ eyes, TC12 V2 is more than an EDC.
•ThruNite ITC(intelligent temperature control) technology to prevent possible light damage from overheating.
•Smooth reflector for far beam in search, hunting, law enforcement and military applications.
•Reversed polarity protection system prevents damage to the light.
•Ultra clear tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
•Aircraft grade aluminum body structure with knurling for firm grip.
•Premium type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish.
•Memory function to set any mode (except Strobe) for immediate use.
•More compact than other rechargeable LED flashlights on the market.




Offline JohnnyMac

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Re: Review ThruNite TC12 V2
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 03:25:23 PM »
Nice review, bud!  This looks like another excellent light from Thrunite.

Offline robo819

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Re: Review ThruNite TC12 V2
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 09:24:42 PM »
Thanks JM.

I have been using this one a good bit since the review and it performs flawlessly so far. It is a good all around light and pocketable , especially this time of year with a jacket on.