New Convoy C8 – Clearly better

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Yes I already tried many times but it doesn’t work and there is no firefly only mode configuration so it must be the chip that is faulty. I have the BLF A6 and Astrolux S41 and I can easily access the config mode.

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Shame you’re overseas, I’d fix that driver or set you up with a new one…

Contact Simon at his AliExpress site and he’ll take care of you. You’ll have to be able to solder the wires on the mcpcb at the emitter to make the swap, not difficult really, I mean, I do it so it can’t be all THAT hard. Wink

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I once had a driver that was stuck in single mode after I flashed it with Biscotti. After I flashed it again it was fine and the best thing was that I didn’t have to unsolder the wires to the emitter since there was enough room to get the clip onto the Atiny after removing the retaining ring.

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DB Custom wrote:
Contact Simon at his AliExpress site and he’ll take care of you.

He purchased through Gearbest, so I definitely think he should just buy a new driver right now to get it on the way. Then deal with GB to get his partial refund since it may take a week or so to get the actual money back into his account.

The problem might have been an incomplete or currupted flash of the mcu or maybe a defective component on the circuit board. Maybe something didn’t get soldered correctly. It’s rare, but sometimes happens.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-6 thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

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The manufacturer holds the warranty, not the seller. Some seller’s will replace defective merchandise no questions asked, but the warranty is still through the company that made it. Many warranty cards implicitly say to Not Contact the Distributor.

In the end, whatever works. Simon made it, Simon will stand by it, regardless of where it was actually purchased. (At least, every issue I’ve heard about Simon stood behind his product.)

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Yeah, like Dale said, Simon stands by his work. Omega_17 I would contact Simon through his Ali store even though you purchased it through GB. It will certainly be much less hassle. Just explain the situation and ask if he could send you a replacement driver. I’m sure he will make it right.

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Minor bit of feedback on Biscotti: I’ve had the M1 with it for about a week now, and it works beautifully. Except sometimes, typically if I’ve had it on for a while, I half-press and it goes into the initial config mode without me pressing the required 10 times. No idea why, but no skin off my nose, I just let it roll until it sets back on “regular operation”.

Take it with a grain of salt, aside from setting mode group to 8 (and 2 twice for testing purposes) and mode memory to ON, which I did within 2 minutes of popping in the battery, I haven’t played with it more than I needed to Big Smile Still, it’s a surprisingly intuitive UI once you get used to its “tells”, and mode group details notwithstanding, I felt I wouldn’t need more than half an hour mucking around to know the ins and outs of the firmware. So great job, Selene, Jared and Simon, you guys really took Convoy far above and beyond the “budget light” label with this Thumbs Up

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Except sometimes, typically if I’ve had it on for a while, I half-press and it goes into the initial config mode without me pressing the required 10 times.

Weird. Is that an old driver which runs at double speed, or a new driver?
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I wouldn’t know how to tell, this is my first Biscotti torch. If it helps any, when I’m in mode selection the intervals between the end of a set of blinks and the start of the following one is about a full second.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Minor bit of feedback on Biscotti: I’ve had the M1 with it for about a week now, and it works beautifully. Except sometimes, typically if I’ve had it on for a while, I half-press and it goes into the initial config mode without me pressing the required 10 times.

Jack, my Convoy BD06 with the Biscotti driver does the same thing every once in a while. I wonder what’s going on with it?

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Jack Kellar wrote:
I wouldn’t know how to tell, this is my first Biscotti torch. If it helps any, when I’m in mode selection the intervals between the end of a set of blinks and the start of the following one is about a full second.

Thanks. That looks like it’s probably the old one running at double speed, since the code has two full-second delays between those groups. Another way to tell is in biking mode… it should stutter roughly once per second, but the older ones did it every half-second or so.

It’s probably just acting weird occasionally due to being the first batch. As far as I’m aware, all that weirdness got fixed in the second batch. I don’t have any second-batch units for testing though; just a few first-batch ones.

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Doesn’t really matter, TK. I’m more than fine with this double-speed UI – if you ask me, it could be the standard. (Though I know not everybody has my kind of sense of timing.)

Now take the compliment already! Silly

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The link to buy this nice little light in post 1 does not work at the moment for me.

Does this link need updating or what?

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Far Thrower wrote:
The link to buy this nice little light in post 1 does not work at the moment for me.

Does this link need updating or what?


I just checked it and it’s working fine. I’ve noticed BLF seems to be glitching a bit today. I couldn’t reach the site at all for maybe 5 minutes earlier. The link should work now though. Try it again and let us know.
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Same here, BLF was inaccessible for a few minutes. Sully was probably doing some updates…

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Hi all! I’m new here and long before I got registered here I have been following this thread. Thanks to whoever owns convoy I really liked c8 clear and also I have convoy s2+.

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Welcome aboard! Smile

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Jarder28 wrote:
Hi all! I’m new here and long before I got registered here I have been following this thread. Thanks to whoever owns convoy I really liked c8 clear and also I have convoy s2+.

Here is a little thread about Convoy’s owner.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54224

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-6 thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Doesn’t really matter, TK. I’m more than fine with this double-speed UI – if you ask me, it could be the standard. (Though I know not everybody has my kind of sense of timing.)

Now take the compliment already! Silly



Perfectionist: Noun.
<— Exactly what it says on the tin.


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Technical Perfectionist: Descriptive Noun. Which we are all very grateful for. Smile

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Ahh…the old theme rises to the surface.

Right now I’m getting ready to eat “Deluxe Shells and Cheese” from a local grocery store. It says “Deluxe” right on the box so it must be true right?
Inside the box I have a squeezy packet of “Premium Cheese Sauce” that makes the noodles in the box taste good.

Where am I going with this you ask?

There are those who make wondrous claims…and those who make wonders reality and refuse any claim to these wonders.

I am truly blessed to have one of the latter on my side.

Thank you ToyKeeper for all you do.

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I’m getting ready to eat “Deluxe Shells and Cheese” … “Premium Cheese Sauce” …
Where am I going with this you ask?

Thanks! I shall henceforth be known as “Not Mac-n-Cheese”. Now where’s the button to change a username? Big Smile
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J-Dub74 wrote:
I’m getting ready to eat “Deluxe Shells and Cheese” … “Premium Cheese Sauce” …
Where am I going with this you ask?

Thanks! I shall henceforth be known as “Not Mac-n-Cheese”. Now where’s the button to change a username? Big Smile

Oh my gosh you’re killing me! Big SmileFacepalm

Ask DBCstm about the button… I don’t know myself. Do you think I would have called myself J-Dub if I thought I was going to do more here than ask about getting a better EDC light for under $25? Facepalm

At least you have a cool username!

I’m leaving now…going to find a drive-thru and order me a TK with cheese. Only problem is you need a lightsaber to cut the darn thing. Wink

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One day, when Einstein was asked to explain radio, he said: “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”

And thus, any time there is no cat, or more specifically, a conspicuous vacancy where one would expect a cat, one can say it’s like radio. I’m like that, only instead of no cat, there’s no mac-n-cheese. I even made a new avatar:

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WACK-105 FM

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This conversation is really afFETAing our focus. Back on topic, flashaholics and serial modders! Big Smile

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Like we are so well known at BLF for maintaining topic. lol

Edit: Uh, sorry, photo posted belonged elsewhere… my bad!

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Getting back on topic, I give the new C8 a review rating of 4.5 out of 5 not-cheeses. Much like this thread, it could use some focus adjustments, but otherwise it’s the real deal.

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TK the cat reminds me to the old days of napster !

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