Review: Convoy S2+ (the red one!) – Fantastic 18650 EDC

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MountainKing wrote:
What a joke…… I have to go at the Customs to fetch a $9.21 declared flashlight. We have an allowance of about $75 normally. Items as big as sjcam4000, Mlais phones, Fenix BC30 packages have come to my house delivered by the postman this year. I don’t understand why such a small puny item is detained pending I go fetch it..

How very annoying.

Gosh! Must be the awesome red color that caught their eyes! :bigsmile:

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Flashlight cost $12. Fhuel cost to the post office / customs office $10….not counting the lost time traveling.

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Where can i get this for $12 please?

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I just received the red S2+ form Gearbest and I cannot get the memory mode to work. It always turns on at the next mode which is so very annoying. Especially when I switch it off from High, and I turn it on a minute later and it is on Strobe.

I even cancelled the "disco" modes (turn off and on again when at Low and light flashes once). I still cannot get the memory mode to work. I turn it off from High, leave it for a minute and then it turns on at low. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi,

I have one and the memory seems to be based on how long that you leave it “ON” in any given mode.

You need to let it “RUN” for at least 5sec in any given mode to get the mem to work.

Please let us know if this worked for you.

Thanks,
-Chuck

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Thanks Chuck, your help is much appreciated, I would have never thought of that.

Now I leave it to RUN for 5secs in High, I switch it off and when I switch it on again after a few seconds it on is on "High" again. So yes, the memory seems to work as you suggested.

But

If at any time I leave it ON at any given mode for less than 5secs, the light switches on at the next mode.

Example:

-Switch ON in High, stays on for 5 secs, then switch OFF --->

-Switch ON again in High (memory mode works), light stays on for less than 5 secs, then switch OFF --->

-Switch ON in Low (next mode, no memory)

I want the light to always switch On in High, and somehow it always switches On in Low (I know why: because now that I test the S2+ I forget to leave it On for 5secs in any mode).

I think the UI in this light is a little counter-intuitive. You need to think "1-banana, 2-banana, 3-banana, 4-banana, 5-banana" before switching OFF, or you won't have mode memory!

Thanks again for the help!

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You are welcome. – Glad that it worked for you.

Yes – I think that the UI is a bit strange, but then I’m considered a bit strange too.

Hey! – That’s the only reason I was able to figure it out:-)

Have a Great Day, all…

-Chuck

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I have several lights that are a few years old that also use that driver. the light must run for 5 seconds to memorize modes. I just got used to it. lol

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It is a very good light for $13. Fortunately, I had the help of the good folks here to figure out the UI. Thanks again folks Smile

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I was wondering why so many say $12 light when I only see the $13 light. Is there a secret probation price discount here? (I paid $12.99 and am patiently waiting for delivery)

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I paid $12.99, plus shipping with tracking and insurance, for a total of $16.24 (from Gearbest with coupon S2490, delivered to Europe with Post NL)

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That’s exactly what I paid.

Funny how that $12.99 is now up to $16.24.

Thanks,

-Chuck

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I also paid $12.99.

My girlfriend was very happy when she got it, now she’s very careful not to scratch that lovely anodizing Wink
Love that steel switch Big Smile
Wish Convoy has more colors options so I can buy one for myself but I’m sure Simon will come up with something nice..

Thanks Convoy and GB for this lovely light..

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Just went to fetch the S2+ at Customs….

It was held because of the tail cap image in the scanner Smile Appeared as a tazer! hehe

First impressions:
Positives:
- Red is awesome.
- Fantastic build quality.
- Great aluminium switch.
- Got a decent lanyard included.
- Tail stand

So so
- Not squared threaded.
- No spare o ring included.
- Only the tail cap threads of the body is anodized? (coloured red)
- The knurling is not very aggressive. Has some slipperiness to it.

Have no cell to test it out. Plain day light anyways Smile

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Received my red Convoy S2+ in the mail yesterday. Compared to the other two S2+‘s that I have it does tint yellow. But it is noticeably brighter as well since it is *8 and the others are *3/4. As with the other two, I’m very impressed and this will become my on-duty back up light. Actually I can see myself using it far more than my Streamlight Stinger.

Very pleased. Smile

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If my math is correct, I’m figuring ‘on paper’ run times as follows;

Assuming an 18650 with 2600mAh capacity:

High = 2.8 amps = 1 hour 7 minutes

Medium = 1.12 amps = 2 hours 32 minutes

Low = 140mA = 18 hours 57 minutes

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Hi Dave,

Please check your figures for the high level again. – Looks like you did the calc backwards.

Should be 2600/2800, no?

Thanks,

-Chuck

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Hehe spot on Chuckov Smile I am so pleased with the 22 hours runtime on low (about 50 lumens) that I am going to give my quark away and use that instead as night lamp Smile

Works great on a 3200 mah cell!

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chuckhov wrote:
Hi Dave,

Please check your figures for the high level again. – Looks like you did the calc backwards.

Should be 2600/2800, no?

Thanks,

-Chuck

My bad, good catch Smile

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MountainKing wrote:
Hehe spot on Chuckov Smile I am so pleased with the 22 hours runtime on low (about 50 lumens) that I am going to give my quark away and use that instead as night lamp Smile

Works great on a 3200 mah cell!

I agree, it’s pretty substantial and 50 lumens is enough light to do quite a few tasks.

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Ordered on May7, arrived today – a week after my knife order placed on May20!

This is a nice FL, too bad I promised it for SO. Shoulda ordered 2.

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spamman wrote:
Where can i get this for $12 please?

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_154256.html

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WWW wrote:
will possibly make this my first 18650 light. I also like the fact that it comes in a color other than black!!!

You won’t regret it. There is also the blue version announced a few weeks ago…


I wonder where the blue one is. Bought a red one for the wife. I’d like one for myself if there was a blue one.
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YES – I want a BLUE one in 1A, please!

Thanks,
-Chuck

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can you try to cook your red S2?
just for know how color it will turn

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chuckhov wrote:
YES – I want a BLUE one in 1A, please!

Thanks,
-Chuck

+1

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I have an S2+ recently bought from Shenzhen Convoy Electronics Co., Ltd. on AliExpress. It was slightly on when switched off. I took the switch out with considerable effort. It turns out that the ring holding it in has a left hand thread! Very strange and user unfriendly. I didn’t see the problem and didn’t take the switch apart, but the problem went away when I put it back together.
Aside from those two things, it seems perfect for what it is.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Left hand thread for the switch ring or driver ring is not uncommon. Keeps it from being loosened by the body turning against it.

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Well as I mentioned above, my first S2+ was 7135*3. The second was 7135*4. The red one I got was 7135*8. So I had a $2 credit from DX. And they just sent me a CC for another $2 because an order of 14500 batteries from back in Feb/Mar was screwed up. So that gave me $4 to spend. So seeing how I had a *3, *4 and *8….

I ordered a *6 in grey with $4 off so this will be the least expensive one so far. :bigsmile:

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And because of this Dave, you will be the man for all of us to ask in the future Smile

Thanks,
-Chuck

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