New Convoy C8 – Clearly better

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Yeah, getting atmel setup can be hard, thats why I just use linux to compile now, no such complaining.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Yeah, getting atmel setup can be hard, thats why I just use linux to compile now, no such complaining.

I may be biased, but it really does seem a lot easier to do this stuff in Linux. Paste in a couple commands to set things up the first time, then a couple more for each build/flash. That’s about it. No need to go menu diving, manually importing files, or finding obscure settings in the GUI.
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ToyKeeper wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Yeah, getting atmel setup can be hard, thats why I just use linux to compile now, no such complaining.

I may be biased, but it really does seem a lot easier to do this stuff in Linux. Paste in a couple commands to set things up the first time, then a couple more for each build/flash. That’s about it. No need to go menu diving, manually importing files, or finding obscure settings in the GUI.

Linux is consistently the better option as long as you have the least bit of experience with a command prompt and programming language. A college freshman or amateur enthusiast can do wonders already.

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I’ll echo the above comments. I solely use Linux and it’s a cinch for firmware programming on.

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I appreciate all that but I don’t know Linux. I wish I did but if wishes were fishes I’d have a SWEEEEEET sushi bar setup… Facepalm

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Sushi Linux is pretty easy these days. I have only played with a few flavours (settled on elementary) and most of them had easy to follow guides on how to make a bootable USB drive if you don’t want to worry about partitioning, from there it should be mostly cutting and pasting. If you run into troubles I am sure some of the cool kids that know linux well could help you out.
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J-Dub74 wrote:
I appreciate all that but I don’t know Linux. I wish I did but if wishes were fishes I’d have a SWEEEEEET sushi bar setup… Facepalm

You can use atmel but good luck getting it to compile, I think Tom posted some ready to compile exports from atmel to make it easier at some point.

As was said if you have a spare USB drive laying around it is really quite simple to install a “live USB” version of linuix on a USB drive and simply boot your computer to that when you want to use it.

I have a USB drive with a half dozen linux installs along with every utility I have come across that can be run from the command prompt. I even have a full windows 8.1 install on a USB drive.

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Any tutorial for Linux which I can read?
Surely I would love learn simple code for my needs.
Not Linux expert, but I can understand both Win and *nix.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
J-Dub74 wrote:
I appreciate all that but I don’t know Linux. I wish I did but if wishes were fishes I’d have a SWEEEEEET sushi bar setup… Facepalm

You can use atmel but good luck getting it to compile, I think Tom posted some ready to compile exports from atmel to make it easier at some point.

As was said if you have a spare USB drive laying around it is really quite simple to install a “live USB” version of linuix on a USB drive and simply boot your computer to that when you want to use it.

I have a USB drive with a half dozen linux installs along with every utility I have come across that can be run from the command prompt. I even have a full windows 8.1 install on a USB drive.


That sounds like a nice alternative option. I used to run a version of Knoppix (old Linux build) off a CD and that was pretty simple to use. I’d ask Tom about that but he doesn’t respond to my PMs anymore. Sad
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+1 for Ubuntu Linux or one if it’s official flavors (Xubuntu, Lubunut, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, etc) loaded onto a USB drive. It’s typically much easier than you’d imagine and it doesn’t make any changes to your hard drive (unless you specifically tell it to).

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New arrival, ohhhhh !!!!

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Is there something wrong with my C8?

My set up is with memory turned off. Every time I switch it on, the light will flicker/strobe before it goes into moonlight mode. Is that normal?

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kaizer wrote:
Is there something wrong with my C8?

My set up is with memory turned off. Every time I switch it on, the light will flicker/strobe before it goes into moonlight mode. Is that normal?

Yes, I have the same problem, waiting for the seller’s (Simon from Convoy store) feedback.

From where have you bought yours?

The problem is that the light enters into group selection mode every time you switch it on. Unfortunately it is something that you can only possibly fix with driver reprogramming.

There is a detailed explanation here: link

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gastonpatagonico wrote:
New arrival, ohhhhh !!!!

Are these working as they should? Isn’t there a few blinks every time you switch them on?

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benoe wrote:
kaizer wrote:
Is there something wrong with my C8?

My set up is with memory turned off. Every time I switch it on, the light will flicker/strobe before it goes into moonlight mode. Is that normal?

Yes, I have the same problem, waiting for the seller’s (Simon from Convoy store) feedback.

From where have you bought yours?

The problem is that the light enters into group selection mode every time you switch it on. Unfortunately it is something that you can only possibly fix with driver reprogramming.

There is a detailed explanation here: “link”:http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1074659#comment-1074659

Hi Benoe, got it from Convoy store in Aliexpress as well.

In my case, that doesn’t seems to be group selection mode. Seems to me it’s in normal operating mode. Just that the light flickers some kinda code (doesn’t look like a random blink) before it goes to the default moonlight mode.

Will check out the link, thanks.

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Mine doesn’t do that. I have mine programmed to group #3 with memory

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kaizer wrote:
In my case, that doesn’t seems to be group selection mode. Seems to me it’s in normal operating mode. Just that the light flickers some kinda code (doesn’t look like a random blink) before it goes to the default moonlight mode.

Yes, it should be the config mode, and what you see is the two “buzzes” (first for group selection, second for mode memory on/off). Normally you should get here after tapping the button 10 times.

You can also find a video about it here

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Hello, it works correctly to buy in the store of simon, only that it is a little quick the blinks, it hinders a little the programming requires some attempts, one is programmed in mode 10 the other stock.
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Just got mine today. Can’t really beat it for the price.

I’m a n00b when it comes to programming a light but was able to get memory turned on which was most important. Planning on trying a different setting (4) but 1 is good for now.

I’m really impressed

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10 clicks fast less than 3 seconds, with flashlight turned on, if after this flashes 2 times and then 3 enter as a programming, not really, repeat 10 clicks fast not deep, flash 2 times tighten before doing 3 Blinks, re-start, starts 1 blinking, pause 2 blinking pause …….. 12 blinking, not counting blinking counting pause between blinks, if you want 4 press in pause 4 in depth to turn off / on, on And verify that it is the way to your taste, it seems difficult but it is not after 2 or 3 try , and excuse my bad english use translator, greetings !!!
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gastonpatagonico wrote:
10 clicks fast less than 3 seconds, with flashlight turned on, if after this flashes 2 times and then 3 enter as a programming, not really, repeat 10 clicks fast not deep, flash 2 times tighten before doing 3 Blinks, re-start, starts 1 blinking, pause 2 blinking pause …….. 12 blinking, not counting blinking counting pause between blinks, if you want 4 press in pause 4 in depth to turn off / on, on And verify that it is the way to your taste, it seems difficult but it is not after 2 or 3 try , and excuse my bad english use translator, greetings !!!

I enjoyed reading this. LOL

I take it that you figured out the programming. Awesome!

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Not really, pepinfaxera of FOROLINTERNAS. Here the link, greetings and do not stop trying !!!

http://forolinternas.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13032

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I did order the new driver from Banggood
The programm fuses were set right so no problems with timing

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When will these be back in stock?

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jigsaw wrote:
When will these be back in stock?

From what store do you mean?
The Convoy store should open back up on Feb 15.
Other stores I have no idea.
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JasonWW wrote:
jigsaw wrote:
When will these be back in stock?
From what store do you mean? The Convoy store should open back up on Feb 15. Other stores I have no idea.

That’s what I meant. Thanks

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Just want to update.

Although Simon mentioned he’ll be back online on 15FEB on his store, I drop him a message on the 13FEB regarding my C8 flickering issue. Received a reply from him yesterday and by today it’s concluded. He will send me a replacement driver. While I still have to find someone to solder it for me, that’s the best customer service I’ve had from any China retailer.

Frankly with a festival as big as Chinese New Year celebration in China, I wouldn’t thought of getting any reply from him before 15FEB.

He came out top and I’m sold.

He gained a loyal customer. Awesome guy.

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Yes, I can confirm Simon is back, and he offered a replacement driver for me as well. I just hope that it will work correctly.

In the meantime, I also ordered an usb programmer+clip to try to reflash the non-working driver.

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Does this light better if you compare against S2+ ?

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fuzun wrote:
Does this light better if you compare against S2+ ?

The big difference is the C8 has a very focused beam for long distance use. The S2+ has a wider beam for close use and general purposes. They are both high quality.

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