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Pidro
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Clear Convoy S2+

I guess fasttech got the first dibs of the clear s2+..

clear s2+

Pictures from their site.
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looks slick.

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Looks like the button is metal but black..

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No new firmware?

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That does not look like the greatest quality control…

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What is wrong with this pill?

Convoy had always a good quality.

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Black button looks like plastic…

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S2+ fan here, but still fairly noobish. Since it appears XP-L HI is a feature of the new clear Convoys, I’m curious as to the reasoning in the S2+. I can see in a C8 (DO WANT), but is it really going to turn an S2+ into a thrower with that small reflector? Or are there other advantages of tiny domeless emitters that I’m not aware of?

Beam shots, anyone?

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More throw, but nowhere near a dedicated thrower with 42mm reflector
Less tint shift for domeless between hotspot and spill

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nice looking light but the black tail switch looks like crap!

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gungoat wrote:
nice looking light but the black tail switch looks like crap!

Agreed

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If you remove the anodizing, then any Convoy becomes clear. cool

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Dave G wrote:

That does not look like the greatest quality control…

Facepalm

Looks good to me. Nice solder joints, copper mcpcb. Why do you say that?

Simon has them
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Clear-S2-flashlight-with-XPL-HI-led-inside-and-ar-coated-glass/330416_32810301658.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.zucLfV

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I think Dave G was referring to the LED board hanging loose by its wires.

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Jerommel wrote:
I think Dave G was referring to the LED board hanging loose by its wires.

That’s what I was thinking. The top side of the board wasn’t sitting as flat like the bottom side without the head fully assembled, wouldn’t the reflector push the LED board fully flush with the shelf?

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Yes, the LED board is clamped between the pill and the reflector (or TIR if you prefer that)

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Apparently theres a new groove for reverse clip.

Does that mean longer reflector?
Hmmmmmmm

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power911 wrote:
Apparently theres a new groove for reverse clip.

Does that mean longer reflector?
Hmmmmmmm


No. The whole flashlight length doesn’t changed. Same as older S2+ (118mm)
So I think the reflector is the same but smooth.
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I think Dave G was referring to the LED board hanging loose by its wires.

Yes, that board hanging loose from the pill just doesn’t look right.

Although depending on how well clamped it would be to the pill, once its inside the head, it might not be an issue. Thanks to Texas_Ace’s test here As long as its pushed down tightly and both surfaces are smooth all should be well.

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I received mine today, it was ordered from fasttech and i must say i got a nice surprise, first is that the tail cap is lighted with blue leds and the second is the included pocket clip. Those things are not mentioned anywhere, not even at the convoy store at aliexpress. Good stuff i must say.

I guess my plan for a fet driven S2+ will wait since i don’t know if the BLF A6 driver will work properly with the leds in the tail.

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That tail cap looks nice as! Gonna order the light just because the tail cup. Thanks for sharing the pics mate

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How bright is the tailcap? Can you read the resistor values?

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Gunga wrote:
How bright is the tailcap? Can you read the resistor values?

The resistor is 330Ω

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Ah thanks. 2 LEDS? When I use a resistor that small with an H17F it messes up the timing. Good to know what they use. Thanks.

Btw, is it bright?

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Gunga wrote:
Ah thanks. 2 LEDS? When I use a resistor that small with an H17F it messes up the timing. Good to know what they use. Thanks.

Btw, is it bright?


Yes 2 LEDS. Not really bright. It has only a small gap where the light can come out so at daylight or in a room with the lights on you can’t see it. You can only see at dark places.
Mine came today and also has the tailcap light.

The threads are super smooth and the finish is excellent.

The MCPCB is copper.

Only needs a Biscotti firmware to make it better. Mine came with green Convoy labeled driver with old firmware.
Tomorrow I will change it to biscotti. I hope the tailcap does not mess bisscotti but I think I will need some bleeder resistor as my other Biscotti Convoys with tailcap light.

And the led centering ring maybe can be flatter a little in the reflector. I can see some white around it when I look straight in it.
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BobbyMK wrote:
Gunga wrote:
How bright is the tailcap? Can you read the resistor values?

The resistor is 330Ω

Wouldn’t 330Ω mean that the leds would receive something like 0.01A thus depleting the battery in less than 2 weeks? or the resistor is not the one that controls current to the tailcap leds?

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I measured 0,103mA current for the lighted tailcap in my clear S2+

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ggf31416 wrote:
BobbyMK wrote:
Gunga wrote:
How bright is the tailcap? Can you read the resistor values?

The resistor is 330Ω

Wouldn’t 330Ω mean that the leds would receive something like 0.01A thus depleting the battery in less than 2 weeks? or the resistor is not the one that controls current to the tailcap leds?

330 seems too low. The lighted tailcaps on the X5/X6 have 2k resistors, while the lighted tailcaps that BG sells have 16k.

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I got a light build with 4.7kOhms bleeder and 20k LED resistors
Get a bit below 0.1mA, but the leds are through a clear cover bright like tritiums, not to be seen when not almost completely dark

With the 330 Ohms in tail the bleeder must be really big

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When I use the switch with a rubber tailcap, even 20K is plenty bright. I may switch to higher resistance. When using the metal s2+ switch, I find that even 2K is very dim. Less is better, but it messes with my driver timing (Dr Jones H17F).

It’s likely different with a different driver with a different bleeder. The H17F works without an added bleeder resistor so I don’t know if one is in place already.

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