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The issues mine had were related to the emitter itself. Strange as it kept the UI from functioning, but when I replaced the emitter it has worked fine ever since. (found the notes)

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Teacher, check the black lead at the emitter, if grounded, the driver won’t see the signal, from either switch? I think I had it happen on other lights? Try it with out the reflector in it?

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Hey all. I just wanted to mention something. I had a talk with Simon about the extras or lack-of that are included with the L6.

Here’s what I’ve worked out. The clear anodized L6 will come with the following but only when purchased through Simon’s store.

L6 Goody Bag:
1 translucent tail switch boot
1 translucent side switch boot
2 spare O-rings
1 quality lanyard

Again, at least for now the units purchased from BG or GB will not have the extras. This isn’t meant as anything negative towards those sellers, Simon just doesn’t have enough quantity of all these extras to supply the big stores with their big orders right now. This of course means whichever switch color you prefer you’ve got it all right there. Cool Thumbs Up
Personally, I like the little added bonus for buying directly from Simon even if was not intended that way.

Cheers!

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Hey all. I just wanted to mention something. I had a talk with Simon about the extras or lack-of that are included with the L6.

Here’s what I’ve worked out. The clear anodized L6 will come with the following but only when purchased through Simon’s store.

L6 Goody Bag:
1 translucent tail switch boot
1 translucent side switch boot
2 spare O-rings
1 quality lanyard

Again, at least for now the units purchased from BG or GB will not have the extras. This isn’t meant as anything negative towards those sellers, Simon just doesn’t have enough quantity of all these extras to supply the big stores with their big orders right now. This of course means whichever switch color you prefer you’ve got it all right there. Cool Thumbs Up
Personally, I like the little added bonus for buying directly from Simon even if was not intended that way.

Cheers!


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So, when does Simon make the shorty L6 a thing?

1S tube, XP-L HI emitter, L6-sized SMO reflector, and dual switches?

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What do you think about my clear L6.

With an R100 resistor mod I get 7,13A in tail, using GB Liitokala batteries.

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Very nice ‘Lfatman’, very nice indeed!!!!! Thumbs Up

How about sharing some details on that color, I love it. Wink

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90 minutes on the top rack of the oven, in gratin function.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bon Appetite!

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DB Custom wrote:
Teacher, similar actions happened on my L6 when I first got it. I took the switch out and checked it, did all kinds of testing of components on the board and nothing showed as being a problem. I got it working and it has been fine ever since but at the moment I can’t tell you what seemed to make the difference. (memory constraints) JDub can pitch in if he remembers, I’ll read back in correspondence and see if I can find out what it was.

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The issues mine had were related to the emitter itself. Strange as it kept the UI from functioning, but when I replaced the emitter it has worked fine ever since. (found the notes)

Hmmmm, did your emitter work when powered with auxiliary power DB??

Mine does, when powered to the emitter itself and when powered to the driver spring with a positive (+) lead and a negative () lead touched to the solder blob where the black wire is soldered to the driver. It appears to be in Turbo mode at this point and the side switch does nothing when clicked.

But it will not work when the negative () lead is moved to the reinstalled driver & ground ring.

Could the emitter be causing this???

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Teacher, check the black lead at the emitter, if grounded, the driver won’t see the signal, from either switch? I think I had it happen on other lights? Try it with out the reflector in it?

Thank you for the reply QB. Thumbs Up
I’ve done that, black lead seems fine. I can find nowhere it is grounded?? It is cleanly soldered to the emitter and cleanly soldered to the driver. Wire is intact with no cuts and it does have continuity from end to end.

I have had the bezel & reflector removed during all this “testing”… no joy. Sad …. Any other thoughts???
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Thanks for the reply’s guys, this is beyond me. But if you have any more ideas of things to check, I’ll surely check them. Smile

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Lfatman wrote:
90 minutes on the top rack of the oven, in gratin function.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bon Appetite!


Thanks…….. Thumbs Up

Did it start out Black?? What temperature did you have the oven on??

Any and all info appreciated………. Wink

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Lfatman wrote:

What do you think about my clear L6.

With an R100 resistor mod I get 7,13A in tail, using GB Liitokala batteries.


That’s awesome! Nicely done. I’ve never had the nerve to try the oven baking thing but the results can be really cool. The colors are all very even aside from the ring of course which I imagine was intentional. If you don’t mind sharing we’d all like to hear about how it was done. Thumbs Up
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Since black is still the only color L6 in anybody’s hands, with the clear ano version just now shipping, yep it started out black. It takes around 500º in the oven, or the baste setting, to get the orange/gold/brown color. On a well done ano like Convoy uses it takes longer than a lesser ano. My Convoy C8 took some 55 minutes as high as the oven would go.

Of course, you MUST remove everything from the light, o-rings everywhere and all that (somebody might would forget, like me) and even then it’s a bit tough to get the different thickness pieces to come out the same. I make a coathanger stand so the light is suspended in the oven and in a “standing” position, for whatever that’s worth.

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While it looks uniform and even in the pictures, a close-up view shows tiny fractures or cracks, like a glazing. The ano is weakened and the light is no longer as tough as it was before.

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That’s awesome! ~~~~ The colors are all very even aside from the ring of course which I imagine was intentional. If you don’t mind sharing we’d all like to hear about how it was done. Thumbs Up

Yes please, I would love to know the step by step details of how this was / is done. I would love to try it but do not want to screw anything up. Wink

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Hmmmm, I wonder…

Could I cut a piece of aluminum stock such that one end is narrow enough to fit through the boot hole in the tail cap and the other end threads in to the switch retaining ring threads, this to enable mounting an assembled light in my lathe. (all parts removed of course) then with it spinning up, hit it with a map torch being careful to distribute the flame evenly. Would probably be quicker and stinkify the house less as I’d be out in the shop. lol

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The Miller wrote:
Oh I would so LOVE to have Narsil on the L6 and S70!

Narsil would definitely be awesome in the L6. I want to see that. Thumbs Up
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pilotdog68 wrote:
So, when does Simon make the shorty L6 a thing?

1S tube, XP-L HI emitter, L6-sized SMO reflector, and dual switches?

Jared?


Well there’s no active plan to produce a built L6 shorty but I did just talk to Simon about the single cell short tubes with the block style knurling. Simon is going to have the factory make some. These will be available as a stand-alone item in the Convoy store. The single cell short tube will work with both the L2 and the L6 for anyone that want’s to build a short L2 or L6. I’ll add an update and a link the OP and a note in the L2 and L6 threads when it becomes available.
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Well there’s no active plan to produce a built L6 shorty but I did just talk to Simon about the single cell short tubes with the block style knurling. Simon is going to have the factory make some. These will be available as a stand-alone item in the Convoy store. The single cell short tube will work with both the L2 and the L6 for anyone that want’s to build a short L2 or L6. I’ll add an update and a link the OP and a note in the L2 and L6 threads when it becomes available.

You could use these with 26350’s to make a shorty L6 with the stock driver/LED as well. It makes for a fun little light.

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I used the highest power of the oven. Complete disassembly is required. Do not forget any o-ring or you will get some smoke. Before baking I wash all parts thoroughly with soap and water.

I used the same time in all pieces, ring included.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
That’s awesome! ~~~~ The colors are all very even aside from the ring of course which I imagine was intentional. If you don’t mind sharing we’d all like to hear about how it was done. Thumbs Up
Yes please, I would love to know the step by step details of how this was / is done. I would love to try it but do not want to screw anything up. Wink

I regret not having taken pictures of the whole process. You can see more info here:

http://www.forolinternas.com/viewtopic.php?p=180641#p180641

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Teacher, remove batteries, remove reflector, unbolt mcpcb and pull up and off head, so no contact with host, install batteries and try it. Do it fast not to overheat emitter.

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Lfatman wrote:
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J-Dub74 wrote:
That’s awesome! ~~~~ The colors are all very even aside from the ring of course which I imagine was intentional. If you don’t mind sharing we’d all like to hear about how it was done. Thumbs Up
Yes please, I would love to know the step by step details of how this was / is done. I would love to try it but do not want to screw anything up. Wink

I regret not having taken pictures of the whole process. You can see more info here:

http://www.forolinternas.com/viewtopic.php?p=180641#p180641


Thank you ‘Lfatman’… for the info and the link!! Smile

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Hey all. I just wanted to mention something. I had a talk with Simon about the extras or lack-of that are included with the L6.

Here’s what I’ve worked out. The clear anodized L6 will come with the following but only when purchased through Simon’s store.

L6 Goody Bag:
1 translucent tail switch boot
1 translucent side switch boot
2 spare O-rings
1 quality lanyard

Again, at least for now the units purchased from BG or GB will not have the extras. This isn’t meant as anything negative towards those sellers, Simon just doesn’t have enough quantity of all these extras to supply the big stores with their big orders right now. This of course means whichever switch color you prefer you’ve got it all right there. Cool Thumbs Up
Personally, I like the little added bonus for buying directly from Simon even if was not intended that way.

Cheers!

Glad I bought it from Simon’s store!

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pilotdog68 wrote:
Yep, i say send Simon a message on aliexpress. You could buy a driver, but he’d probably send you one for free. Sounds like it’s just a bad board or chip.
That’s the best advice. I would guess a driver issue too. If you want the driver quickly you could just go on there right now and order it and probably go for at least epacket shipping. You could do that then just add a note with your order that the driver in your L6 is defective and this is needed to fix it. Tell him you discussed it with a group on BLF and most here think it’s a bad driver. That may save you some time. Once he understands the issue he will almost certainly send you the driver at no cost.

You guys were right, I contacted Simon regarding the problem with driver in Convoy L6 and he immediately jumped in to help and sent me a new driver for free.
I can not brag enough Simon will for assistance and support in everything related to his products.

So, Simon thanks once again. Thumbs Up

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YW.

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J-Dub, I will buy mine from Simon. The 15% discount is still valid?

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Teacher, remove batteries, remove reflector, unbolt mcpcb and pull up and off head, so no contact with host, install batteries and try it. Do it fast not to overheat emitter.

OK…. KB1428, I did exactly as instructed… still no joy. Sad …. Nothing ??? Facepalm

Any more things to try… send them on. I’ll do them in a heartbeat. I appreciate the effort of you & DB trying to help. Thumbs UpSmile

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teacher wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Teacher, remove batteries, remove reflector, unbolt mcpcb and pull up and off head, so no contact with host, install batteries and try it. Do it fast not to overheat emitter.

OK…. KB1428, I did exactly as instructed… still no joy. Sad …. Nothing ??? Facepalm

Any more things to try… send them on. I’ll do them in a heartbeat. I appreciate the effort of you & DB trying to help. Thumbs UpSmile

I say order a new driver for less than five dollars from Simon. I’ll bet that fixes it.

Edit: maybe he’ll give you one for free?

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Right about here is where I’d be stripping all the components off the driver that’s acting up and piggybacking an Zener modified FET driver on top of it for a tail-clicky-only monster XHP-70 build. Big Smile (actually, I have a ramping firmware from TK that does the side switch… tail would lock it out and the side e-switch would ramp it up and down. Lovely firmware for a monster light!)

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I say order a new driver for less than five dollars from Simon. I’ll bet that fixes it.

Edit: maybe he’ll give you one for free?


Thanks Glenn, I’ll put a new driver in it if I we can’t sort it out. It is just kinda the principle of the thing right now. I want to know why it isn’t working. Wink

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