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A quick google search shows the FX-30 driver does have reverse polarity protection. Maybe his diode burnt up? IDK. I’ve never done that.

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Wish the notches in the side switch existed on the L6 to easily change drivers

There a a lot of L6 threads, people usually file notches in it to be able to get it out easily.

I did it as well, but doing it symmetrical you have more material to file

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1281143#comment-1281143

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I have a newer model Convoy L6 70.2 that I got in January. It has the notches already so it is easy to remove the side switch. The twin Wainlight I got in March did not though.

Also I have an SP70 driver, it does fit the convoy but the wires to the side switch are too short for use in the L6/clones, so you will need to replace them with longer wires if you chose to go that route. Since you have the SP70 driver you know it has 4 cables to the side switch. Mine were all black so you need to keep track of what positions the new wires need to be. I know it fits, cause I tried it before getting a Lexel driver.

Its not a bad driver for basic ramping mode and memory (similar to C8F triple 21700), plus double click for turbo. The side switch PCB isn’t round like the Convoys, more like octagon shape, and tiny bit smaller so should fit through even without the notch. Mine was in the Convoy so already had the notch.

I have the Wainlight cousin as well (Brown), but that one has a Lexel driver with Anduril and lit side button (blue LED), with bypassed springs running around 6800lm start up (Texas Ace Lumen Tube). I haven’t changed the LED wires to 18ga yet. I think that will help bring it up past 7000lm. Using Golisi S43 gold cells.



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YogibearAl wrote:
I have a newer model Convoy L6 70.2 that I got in January. It has the notches already so it is easy to remove the side switch. The twin Wainlight I got in March did not though.

Also I have an SP70 driver, it does fit the convoy but the wires to the side switch are too short for use in the L6/clones, so you will need to replace them with longer wires if you chose to go that route. Since you have the SP70 driver you know it has 4 cables to the side switch. Mine were all black so you need to keep track of what positions the new wires need to be. I know it fits, cause I tried it before getting a Lexel driver.

Its not a bad driver for basic ramping mode and memory (similar to C8F triple 21700), plus double click for turbo. The side switch PCB isn’t round like the Convoys, more like octagon shape, and tiny bit smaller so should fit through even without the notch. Mine was in the Convoy so already had the notch.

I have the Wainlight cousin as well (Brown), but that one has a Lexel driver with Anduril and lit side button (blue LED), with bypassed springs running around 6800lm start up (Texas Ace Lumen Tube). I haven’t changed the LED wires to 18ga yet. I think that will help bring it up past 7000lm. Using Golisi S43 gold cells.

Thank you

I’ve already switched it over to the Sofirn Sp70 driver and it’s getting 3600 lumens instead of the previous 2850 so that’s nice. I ended up just re soldering the wires as it was less hassle than filing in notches.

The Sofirn TK70 gets 7200 lumens with bypassed springs using button top PLB 26650’s, the same ones Sofirn sells but my supplier added a button for me.

The L6 had some great potential. That’s the issue I have with Convoy is Simon isn’t into using drivers/firmware of the competition e.g., Anduril & NarsilM.

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Funtastic wrote:

I’ve already switched it over to the Sofirn Sp70 driver and it’s getting 3600 lumens instead of the previous 2850 so that’s nice.

Why the low 3600? It should be higher than that.

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Cool – Yeah didn’t see this until now. Didn’t know if you had already done it. Glad it worked out. With the XHP 70.2 it should provide more output.

I have no idea what the bin is for the Convoy vs Wainlight, both are 5000K temp. My Convoy is now back to stock driver with sense resistor mod, and lit side switch running just a tad over 4500lm on Texas Ace lumen tube at start up. Pretty satisfied with that. Especially with stock LED wires, and spring bypass.

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JasonWW wrote:
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I’ve already switched it over to the Sofirn Sp70 driver and it’s getting 3600 lumens instead of the previous 2850 so that’s nice.

Why the low 3600? It should be higher than that.

This is the XHP70 in NW, not the XHP70.2.

It could be the dual high resistance springs on the Sofirn driver if it’s low

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I think his was using the XHP 70 not the newer XHP 70.2 so output is a bit lower. Even with resistor mod it would go up only to about 3800lumen based on Vestureofblood’s posted output.

Not too familiar with the XHP 70 output vs 70.2 but could be the reason.

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Funtastic wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Funtastic wrote:
I’ve already switched it over to the Sofirn Sp70 driver and it’s getting 3600 lumens instead of the previous 2850 so that’s nice.

Why the low 3600? It should be higher than that.

This is the XHP70 in NW, not the XHP70.2.


Okay, that makes sense. My CW xhp70 seems to max out at around 12 amps and the NW is usually a lower bin than CW. I thought you had a 70.2 in there.

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