Metal tailswitch for convoy s2+

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Metal tailswitch for convoy s2+

I have a metal clicky switch that I ordered from Ali Express, but my tailcap is a rubber switch. Anyone know of an adapter ring for the metal clicky? Do I need to order a special tailcap? Sorry for the noob question and thanks in advance. 

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As far as I know, the metal switch only fits the metal switch versions of the S2. It’s not meant to convert the rubber switch to a metal one. The hole in the tail cap is different.

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I was hoping the inner ring that holds the switch in was threaded on the inside, because the id of the ring and the od of the switch are almost identical. It's totally doable, I actually may try to tap it myself. Thanks for the reply. 

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The metal switch has a thread on it to screw into the tailcap. Unless you have the tailcap with this thread the metal switch is no good to you.

 

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Do you know if you can order the tailcap by itself? 

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PM Simon, he’s sold me a few parts for lights that aren’t listed on his Aliexpress site.

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Here is a tap and drill if you want to tap it.
M13 × 0.75 is the size you want
ebay link

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thanks for sharing all of this, I will attempt to tap my grey S2+

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If you have a local machine shop around—I’m sure they’d tap that tail for hardly anything —I know my friends shop would —-he removed two broke off scope screws for $20

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MRsDNF wrote:
The metal switch has a thread on it to screw into the tailcap. Unless you have the tailcap with this thread the metal switch is no good to you.

Glue is your friend
some decent 2 component glue can fix the missing threads

so basically drill out the hole then use glue carefully

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Isn’t the hole for the rubber boot wider than the one for the metal switch?

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Phlogiston wrote:
Isn’t the hole for the rubber boot wider than the one for the metal switch?

Yes this is correct^. It cannot be tapped as the hole for the rubber switch is wider than the tapped hole for the metal button.

A little while ago I tried to go the other way and convert a metal button tailcap to rubber switch style by drilling out the hole larger to accommodate the rubber boot, but even this didn’t work as there were other differences in the design of the tailcap preventing the rubber switch from fitting correctly.

Best to just stick with factory setup as they cannot be easily converted.