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That’s a very cool mod, Flashy Mike Thumbs Up Beer Beer

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Nicely done Mike, I was about to post up something but you made my little tinkering project look like a popsicle stick cabin job, Silly Way to think outside the box, very sweet!

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Thanks, everybody! Blushing

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Oh man, I have to follow that wild mod?! I trimmed and shimmed a reverse click switch so my SingFire-75B would tailstand, put a piece of diffuser material between the reflector and the lens and pencil modded the NMM cap… It is my new go-to indoor light for after dark toilet trips.

My first published mod, go easy guys…

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WARvault wrote:
pencil modded the NMM cap

What does it mean?

And how have you manage to trim switch boot?

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pencil modded the NMM cap

What does it mean?

And how have you manage to trim switch boot?

The “firmware” for this flashlight has Next Mode Memory. Every time you turn it OFF it remembers what mode it was in, next time you turn it on it skips to the next mode, very annoying. It can be forced to quickly forget by tracing a pencil lead over the capacitor that holds charge to the IC.

I didn’t mod the switch boot, but the switch itself. I just cut enough off to clear the barrel(?). When that wasn’t enough to clear the switch boot, I put a ring of Venician Blind cord between the boot and the lip it sits on. Hope that helps!

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Nice mod as a first published one WARvault. Smile
I like that flashlight, I have one from when it was still Ultrafire branded.

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WARvault, thanks. Nice mod Smile

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Hi and welcome WARvault. You come from a nice area. I went to a school camp there around 1975. I guess things would have changed a little since then. Nice mod. Beer

 

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BLF A6 driver into a Convoy C8. This simple mod took me about 15 minutes.

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BLF A6 driver into a Convoy C8. This simple mod took me about 15 minutes.

..and you got instant improvement in user interface and output Smile
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..and you got instant improvement in user interface and output Smile

The C8 is a better light with the A6 driver.

I did the mod for the user interface. FET was a bonus.

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That’s why I prefer Biscotti driver… 3A regulated output and customizable interface.
Simon’s drivers became my first choice some months ago for any simple light (S2+, C8, any tail-click li-ion only light…)

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That’s why I prefer Biscotti driver… 3A regulated output and customizable interface.
Simon’s drivers became my first choice some months ago for any simple light (S2+, C8, any tail-click li-ion only light…)

Maybe you know then if the biscotti drivers that Simon sells at this moment have the corrected firmware? I have been waiting for a year now for confirmation of that.
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My C8 came from Gearbest with the old 3/5 mode firmware.

I saw that Simon is selling drivers with Biscotti. — shrug — I made a choice.

I’m pretty happy with the C8 with A6 driver. Don’t see any reason to change it.

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Jos, do you have any info on what should be corrected?
I bought one driver with Biscotti from bg last year for an S2+, the UI is much better then the 3/5 mode and still regulated Wink

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djozz wrote:
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That’s why I prefer Biscotti driver… 3A regulated output and customizable interface.
Simon’s drivers became my first choice some months ago for any simple light (S2+, C8, any tail-click li-ion only light…)

Maybe you know then if the biscotti drivers that Simon sells at this moment have the corrected firmware? I have been waiting for a year now for confirmation of that.

What should be corrected ? I don’t recall of any problem ?

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The first batch of biscotti drivers had something wrong in the firmware (a ‘fuse setting’), making the PWM frequency twice too high, and also the timings of any events in the UI. Getting into program mode was difficult, and maybe the modes were affected too, can’t remember. Annoyingly, because superficially there seems nothing wrong, Simon kept selling those drivers and putting them in his lights. Even the desert tan S2+ that came out half a year later have (sometimes?) drivers with wrong firmware. He may even never corrected the firmware? I don’t know because it can’t be found on Simon’s site and no one ever took notice again. I just know that I really want a stash of biscotti drivers but only if it has the corrected firmware (I can not re-flash drivers).

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The ones I bought were easy to use, all of them were 8*7135 if that changes anything.
No problem getting in config mode, nor setting the correct group.
I didn’t see any complain about them, so I would guess that it’s gone now ?

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The ones I bought were easy to use, all of them were 8*7135 if that changes anything.
No problem getting in config mode, nor setting the correct group.
I didn’t see any complain about them, so I would guess that it’s gone now ?

But Simon sells biscotti drivers with less chips too, there may be some left of those with wrong firmware. I can get answers in the form of ‘probably’ and ‘mine seems fine, bought then and then’, but a year ago i bought 12 drivers, all with wrong firmware, and I would really like to be certain if I buy 10+ drivers again.
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djozz wrote:
X3 wrote:
The ones I bought were easy to use, all of them were 8*7135 if that changes anything.
No problem getting in config mode, nor setting the correct group.
I didn’t see any complain about them, so I would guess that it’s gone now ?

But Simon sells biscotti drivers with less chips too, there may be some left of those with wrong firmware. I can get answers in the form of ‘probably’ and ‘mine seems fine, bought then and then’, but a year ago i bought 12 drivers, all with wrong firmware, and I would really like to be certain if I buy 10+ drivers again.

I totally understand that…
Sorry, I can’t help you more than saying “mine are fine…”

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I just looked on Simon’s site,and there is a 7135×3,4,6 or 8 driver with ‘new firmware’.It has the ui map,so i presume it is Biscotti.Convoy .Hope it’s the right one.

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Billy X wrote:
I just looked on Simon’s site,and there is a 7135×3,4,6 or 8 driver with ‘new firmware’.It has the ui map,so i presume it is Biscotti.Convoy .Hope it’s the right one.

It is ‘new firmware’ as in: now biscotti firmware vs formerly the 3/5 mode firmware. But it does not mention the fixed vs non-fixed biscotti (because that would imply that there was a non-fixed biscotti for sale before which does not look good as a seller). I think that Simon decided that the firmware with wrong fuse-settings was good enough, and at that point it is essential not to mention anything wrong.
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I bought them from BG (8× 7135) and had to wait several times when they were out of stock.
How do i figure out if i have one with the wrong software fuse?

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Got it,sorry.I was going to suggest ordering 1 to see,but there is a minimum order qty of 2!

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I don’t think it’s just a simple matter of wrong fuses in the firmware. It think it’s a hardware issue. As a result, TK’s original Biscotti and its derivatives no longer work correctly with the driver. It’s a mess. Even if you order the “new firmware” or red Biscotti drivers straight from Convoy Store, there’s no guarantee the driver will work correctly, unless maybe it’s the clear C8 from old stocks.

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I ‘Foybezeled’ my Q8s and added some vinyl to tell them apart. Party

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Goshdogit! That’s really nice work! Beautiful with the colors on em. Wink

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I ‘Foybezeled’ my Q8s and added some vinyl to tell them apart. Party

Really nice looking! Thumbs Up
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Very nice Goshdogit!

Looking sharp!

I see Jos inspired some people by sharing the ‘foybezel’

Also the vinyl touch is wonderful!

Hopefully i’ll be able to foybezel some of my lights soon.

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