Convoy C8+ SST40 Firmware Question

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That would be nice for general use. Most of my customers will be using this on a rifle so the current UI is perfect. Harder to switch to the wrong brightness using a pressure switch. If you release the pressure switch and quickly press again it’ll still remain in the 1st level

For the people in New Zealand that purchase from me they don’t usually know what Ramping is. This is the reason I worded the instructions that way. Tried to make it sound as simple as possible. I’ll give additional instructions after they’ve made the purchase.

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Man false advertising. How can they sell this as ramping modes? I think people understand ramping modes as being in the field with your light and you can increase or decrease the intensity to a very granular level. This is not like that at all. The “ramping mode” is configuration area where you can select the brightness of a second mode (of two regular light modes!) in a configuration area that uses an automatic ramping feature you click at the brightness you want to accompany the second mode. So from this “ramping mode” you get two modes, the first one at 100%, the second mode you select from a ramping configuration area, and blinkies. Got to be my worst UI flashlight and I have Haikelites and Jinhengs. I have a Utorch H09 also no mode memory and starts at 100% and you have to cycle through all the blinkies to get back to high. But at least that has like 5 regular light modes giving plenty of flexibility. This one is worse. That being said the light is very bright and has great build quality and heat management. I switched out the reflector for OP which fits my use cases better – better walking light still with great throw. I should have bought the regular mode version, this is not a ramping light by any stretch.

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Man false advertising. How can they sell this as ramping modes? I think people understand ramping modes as being in the field with your light and you can increase or decrease the intensity to a very granular level. This is not like that at all. The “ramping mode” is configuration area where you can select the brightness of a second mode (of two regular light modes!) in a configuration area that uses an automatic ramping feature you click at the brightness you want to accompany the second mode. So from this “ramping mode” you get two modes, the first one at 100%, the second mode you select from a ramping configuration area, and blinkies. Got to be my worst UI flashlight and I have Haikelites and Jinhengs. I have a Utorch H09 also no mode memory and starts at 100% and you have to cycle through all the blinkies to get back to high. But at least that has like 5 regular light modes giving plenty of flexibility. This one is worse. That being said the light is very bright and has great build quality and heat management. I switched out the reflector for OP which fits my use cases better – better walking light still with great throw. I should have bought the regular mode version, this is not a ramping light by any stretch.

Use paragraphs, that’s painful to read

It’s still classed as ramping, just not the usual. You can’t get a ramping ui with a reverse tail clicky, it has to be an e-switch.

Where did you buy it?

The Convoy store on AliExpress advertise this light with a diagram to show how it functions. Might pay to purchase there or maybe you didn’t read the diagram correctly and it’s all on you buddy.

Purchase another driver and solder it in

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You can configure both the first and second mode to whatever lumens you want from 25 up to 1600. Then the 3rd mode you select 100%, 1% and blinkies

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Look at comment #29 for my clear instructions on how to use this light

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thanks Fun I used your commentary to help, very helpful. Of course a lot of instruction is needed for that UI. Never the hallmark of a good product. I did see the diagram but like most on this string it left me scratching my head a bit. If you’re a distributor I can understand not wanting to criticize Convoy I guess but…I don’t know how someone can call this a ramping light.

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almax wrote:
thanks Fun I used your commentary to help, very helpful. Of course a lot of instruction is needed for that UI. Never the hallmark of a good product. I did see the diagram but like most on this string it left me scratching my head a bit. If you’re a distributor I can understand not wanting to criticize Convoy I guess but…I don’t know how someone can call this a ramping light.

It’s like a ramping configurable adjustment setting but I do agree that it shouldn’t of been named that. I too was super confused until I read instructions on this thread.

For the lights I sell with that driver I just advertise as adjustable brightness firmware.

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I think it is a cool feature for customization though. If I could set 5 levels that would be sweet.

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Can this be modified for 2s applications? Like a zener mod on 7135 linear drivers? I want to use the 22mm version to drive a XHP70.2 with 2×26650 in a convoy l2 host. Thanks

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Almax,

I agree this doesn’t seem like a ramping driver at all. When I think of ramping flashlight I think like the Astrolux FT03 and that style UI (Narsil). Not basically 2 custom brightnesses and a third that you can choose a brightness or strobe. The UI is what has held me back from getting another convoy, I’m not interested in the 4 mode or 3/5. I really like the biscotti but it is only on the C8+, I think one of the M series, and a gray S2+.

Edited : The M1, and M2, models with the XPL-HI led have biscotti firmware. What I have noticed is the newer models with the sst-40 led’s have the 4 mode driver.

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sharkman8810 wrote:
Almax,

I agree this doesn’t seem like a ramping driver at all. When I think of ramping flashlight I think like the Astrolux FT03 and that style UI (Narsil). Not basically 2 custom brightnesses and a third that you can choose a brightness or strobe. The UI is what has held me back from getting another convoy, I’m not interested in the 4 mode or 3/5. I really like the biscotti but it is only on the C8+, I think one of the M series, and a gray S2+.

Edited : The M1, and M2, models with the XPL-HI led have biscotti firmware. What I have noticed is the newer models with the sst-40 led’s have the 4 mode driver.

Buy on AliExpress and ask Simon to install the driver you prefer.

The brightness still ramps up when in config mode. Just understand that it’s not possible to get proper ramping like NarsilM on a rear clicky.

I’ve had Simon add my instructions to the product description for the driver.

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