Forward clicky for metal switch Convoy S2+?

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Forward clicky for metal switch Convoy S2+?

Is there a forward clicky switch available that’s compatible with the metal switch boot S2+ lights?

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Isn’t the original switch just a Omten? Do they not make a forward clicky version? I could be very wrong.

EDIT: just did a quick BLF search and found it isn’t that simple. Forward clicky switches are simply bigger. Also, they aren’t explored much around here, probably because modding from one type of switch to the other isn’t something most members are interested in. Sorry I can’t help.

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Mtnelectronics will mod one for you .Takes some fitting.

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I wish I had a better lead to go on here, but in disassembling the tail of a Wuben I331 recently, I realized that it had a forward-clicky almost the exact same size as the Omten 1288 (like what’s in the S2+, M1, C8, and many others). It’s round and slightly taller, but probably close enough that it would swap into many without much effort or fitment issues.

I looked all over for identifying markings, but couldn’t come up with anything. Perhaps I can reach out to Wuben and see if they’ll share details about it.

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That’s interesting for sure!

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gchart wrote:
I wish I had a better lead to go on here, but in disassembling the tail of a Wuben I331 recently, I realized that it had a forward-clicky almost the exact same size as the Omten 1288 (like what’s in the S2+, M1, C8, and many others). It’s round and slightly taller, but probably close enough that it would swap into many without much effort or fitment issues.

I looked all over for identifying markings, but couldn’t come up with anything. Perhaps I can reach out to Wuben and see if they’ll share details about it.

That would be nice gchart Wink

I’ve been searching for Forward clickies for the S2+ and other lights, but they normally are too big to fit under the metal tailcaps or, in smaller lights, to fit the tail at all!
Some time ago, this thread was initiated, but the swicthes are smaller that the Omten ones… http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60823

If you can manage to get some answers from wuben, let us know please Wink

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Will do. I’ve reached out, let’s see if they respond.

I also sent a message directly to Omten, perhaps they’ll respond. They have a ton of 1288-style switches on their website, but the details are scarce. There’s a download button for each, but it’s protected by a login form for which registration has been disabled. Facepalm

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gchart wrote:
Will do. I’ve reached out, let’s see if they respond.

I also sent a message directly to Omten, perhaps they’ll respond. They have a ton of 1288-style switches on their website, but the details are scarce. There’s a download button for each, but it’s protected by a login form for which registration has been disabled. Facepalm

Yup, I noticed that too awhile ago!! They have lots of switches, but all the FC ones seem bigger (larger) than the RC we normally get on the flashlights.

So, the one you showed was the closest in terms of dimensions, what would be great to get, specially for smaller flashlights. (Yesterday I was trying to fit one on the Sofirn SF14 and Jaxman E3 but they are too tall, so it doesn’t fit correctly and the retaining ring can’t be put back in place using the taller switches…)

Let’s see if Wuben replies to you Thumbs UpBeer

BTW, I suspect Olight will be also using something alike on their new M1T and I3T flashlights…

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They list a “momentary” 1288, but I dunno if that’s their equivalent of “forward clicky” or not:

https://www.omten.net/pbs1288-push-button-switch/pbs1288bf-spdt-momentary-push-button-switch.htm

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gchart wrote:
They list a “momentary” 1288, but I dunno if that’s their equivalent of “forward clicky” or not:

https://www.omten.net/pbs1288-push-button-switch/pbs1288bf-spdt-momentary-push-button-switch.htm

Yup, and with no information to tell us more it will be hard to tell…

I went back to check some threads here and found these:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/38952 , and after seeing some links there I kept this link for ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality-Current-Flashlight-Tailcap-Clicky-...
Can anyone take a look and see if they resemble FC switches? They seem to me due to height, but can’t be sure…

Also, a thread for switch mods: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/38016

I guess I will have to dig deep into these FacepalmGlasses

EDIT: It seems that the measurements found in the ebay link are incorrect. Those switches are probably much bigger than the 1288 Omten. Those switches are similar to some that I bought from Simon some time ago. They are HUGE.

Please ignore the Link i posted.

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Momentary might be for an eswitch with no on latch.

Truthfully I just want a purple host for a UV build, and I never understood the point of a reverse clicky on a singleode light.

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bmengineer wrote:
Momentary might be for an eswitch with no on latch.

Truthfully I just want a purple host for a UV build, and I never understood the point of a reverse clicky on a singleode light.


Yeah, single mode is the one case where I want a forward clicky.

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While we’re at it, anyone have a fwd clicky for the BLF 348?

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bmengineer wrote:
While we’re at it, anyone have a fwd clicky for the BLF 348?

Anybody have a BLF 348 they’d like to sell? Innocent

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bmengineer wrote:
Truthfully I just want a purple host for a UV build, and I never understood the point of a reverse clicky on a singleode light.

Yeah, did that ages ago with my ’501 UV, and just recently with the S2+.

Got blue lighted switches, but it’d kill me to drill out the hole from the metal switch to put in the silicone-boot switch. Probably do it anyway, but I really want (regular)violet LEDs instead of blue.

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While we’re at it, anyone have a fwd clicky for the BLF 348?
Anybody have a BLF 348 they’d like to sell? Innocent

Seriously? I got like 3 still in the box with the 219. I think I took ‘em out just to make sure they worked, but ain’t sure. Might still be unopened.

Was gonna gift ‘em but that didn’t work out. Sick

That was from back when I first heard of a light with 219 that wasn’t obscenely priced. Shocked

I think I can still find ‘em… Big Smile

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While we’re at it, anyone have a fwd clicky for the BLF 348?
Anybody have a BLF 348 they’d like to sell? Innocent

Seriously? I got like 3 still in the box with the 219. I think I took ‘em out just to make sure they worked, but ain’t sure. Might still be unopened.

Was gonna gift ‘em but that didn’t work out. Sick

That was from back when I first heard of a light with 219 that wasn’t obscenely priced. Shocked

I think I can still find ‘em… Big Smile


Which type/style/model/whatever?
  • First, second, third, or fourth group buy?
  • Engraved or clean?
  • Gift box or no?
  • What else? I can’t remember.

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Sent you a PM. Definitely not one of those that were inscribed and/or had a gift-box or anything, just plain vanilla ’348s with the Neech.

Looked up the order (sent the screencap), they’re the “keychain hole edition“s, whatever that might be.

Anything else, just holler. I sent you all the info I have or can remember about them. Big Smile

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Wow, just looked up ’348s on GB, and man did I get raped on the price! They’re like 7bux’n‘change now.

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Reading some of the posts I linked above, despite many possible mistakes in my interpretation, it seems that we should search for “normally open” switches.
While looking at Omten page, this emerges:

https://www.omten.net/product/search?key=normally%20open&p=18

The white one may seen to be “ideal” due to the size, but no further information is available without logging in…

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