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New convoy 4x18a

Looks like there in a new convoy light I posted the link

https://m.banggood.com/Convoy-4×18A-XHP70_2-4300LM-40W-Powerful-LED-Flashlight-Type-C-Rechargeable-18650-Flashlight-p-1603507.html?akmClientCountry=America&rmmds=search

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Very attractive light. Name is really confusing though.

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Yokiamy wrote:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=952731078438708&id=433449847...

Yea I seen it on your Facebook page thanks

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That's looking really good! 

Some pics from Neals site: 

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Natewar wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=952731078438708&id=433449847...

Yea I seen it on your Facebook page thanks

Well its not my page

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ChibiM wrote:

That’s looking really good!

Oh yes, i like the design as well!
Nice smooth bezel and a Q8 style design, this light could use Anduril!

Very much interested (however i dont need it…)

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Thought the 4X referred to 4 emitters, it is instead 4× 18650.

Was hoping for a hi-Lumen EDC.

18A =Amps?

Yes, confusing name.

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was hoping for a bigger brother of blf q8.. shame only 1 emitter..

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Specs ? (Range)

Convoy 4×18a Head diameter: 99mm – ???m
Astrolux MF02s Head diameter: 84mm – 1039m
Convoy L6 xhp70.2 (75mm) – my tests (5-600m)
Sofirn SP70 (90mm) – my test (about 700m)

I’d buy this Convoy, but I don’t know how far it goes. Big Smile

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Coman wrote:
Specs ? (Range)

Convoy 4×18a Head diameter: 99mm – ???m
Astrolux MF02s Head diameter: 84mm – 1039m
Convoy L6 xhp70.2 (75mm) – my tests (5-600m)
Sofirn SP70 (90mm) – my test (about 700m)

I’d buy this Convoy, but I don’t know how far it goes. Big Smile

According gearbest 464 m

https://us.gearbest.com/glare-search-flashlights/pp_009365391618.html

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Impossible… head is 99mm …
To banggood Convoy l6 xhp70.2 have range 2-300 m … , and in reallity have 5-600m. Big Smile
I hope is 900-1000m , and I buy this Crazy

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It has a boost driver that only puts out five amps to the led, its just not driven hard enough.

Looks like a great host for a SBT 90.2 with a fet+ driver.

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Coman wrote:
Impossible… head is 99mm … To banggood Convoy l6 xhp70.2 have range 2-300 m … , and in reallity have 5-600m. Big Smile I hope is 900-1000m , and I buy this Crazy

Probably you’re looking at the package size.

Product weight: 0.4580 kg
Package weight: 0.5920 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 6.90 × 5.00 × 15.30 cm / 2.72 × 1.97 × 6.02 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 9.90 × 8.00 × 18.30 cm / 3.9 × 3.15 × 7.2 inches

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Banggood: Facepalm Angry

Size: 183mm x 99mm x 80mm (Length x Head diameter x Body diameter)

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This is disappointing! I was really hoping for 99mm head size. Sad

Maybe on the 4×21A with four 21700 batteries? Wink

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yea so its 50mm, head diameter lol…

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Just went to the Convoy AliExpress Store.
Those dimensions are for the packaging! lol
Head: 69mm
Battery Tube: 50mm
Length: 153mm

I’m intrigued! Would love a host version, minus the USB-C Port and maybe some battery configuration options for parallel and series.

Personally, I would not want a Quad 21700 in a cylinder config, would be too big around for me to have a solid grip on it, maybe in a 2×2.

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KnHawke wrote:
Just went to the Convoy AliExpress Store.
Those dimensions are for the packaging! lol
Head: 69mm
Battery Tube: 50mm
Length: 153mm

I’m intrigued! Would love a host version, minus the USB-C Port and maybe some battery configuration options for parallel and series.

Personally, I would not want a Quad 21700 in a cylinder config, would be too big around for me to have a solid grip on it, maybe in a 2×2.

Its 4*18650 not 4*21700

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Yokiamy wrote:
KnHawke wrote:
Just went to the Convoy AliExpress Store.
Those dimensions are for the packaging! lol
Head: 69mm
Battery Tube: 50mm
Length: 153mm

I’m intrigued! Would love a host version, minus the USB-C Port and maybe some battery configuration options for parallel and series.

Personally, I would not want a Quad 21700 in a cylinder config, would be too big around for me to have a solid grip on it, maybe in a 2×2.

Its 4*18650 not 4*21700

I know that it is a Quad 18. Was referring to earlier, when someone mentioned that they want a quad 21700. Smile

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I know that it is a Quad 18. Was referring to earlier, when someone mentioned that they want a quad 21700. Smile

Agree, quad 21700 might be a big powerpack, but too large to handle.

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Just thought that with 4 21700 it would need to have a bigger head. I’m looking for flashlights with head diameter bigger than 70 or 75mm.

With three 21700 it would maybe have just the same diameter as with four 18650.

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I know that it is a Quad 18. Was referring to earlier, when someone mentioned that they want a quad 21700. Smile

Agree, quad 21700 might be a big powerpack, but too large to handle.

Yep. Half tempted to get one of these, just to see as to what I could do to mod the power pack to 4S1P, instead of 1S4P and use a FET driver on the XHP70.2-12V Wink

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464m distance

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The confusing name had me expecting it to be a BLF Q8 style light, but that took AA batteries. Pity, I think that would be a good idea for those that might want to gift a powerful soda-can light, but without the dangerous of lithium-ion. I know you’d need a lot of AA batteries to make the output impressive, but I think it would be do-able. 16xAA should be enough to give you a light similar in output and runtime to the BLF Q8,

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I’m going for it
Convoy 4×18A
I’ll let you know Wink

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
The confusing name had me expecting it to be a BLF Q8 style light, but that took AA batteries. Pity, I think that would be a good idea for those that might want to gift a powerful soda-can light, but without the dangerous of lithium-ion. I know you’d need a lot of AA batteries to make the output impressive, but I think it would be do-able. 16xAA should be enough to give you a light similar in output and runtime to the BLF Q8,

Did you just smoke grass?

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Yokiamy wrote:
WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
The confusing name had me expecting it to be a BLF Q8 style light, but that took AA batteries. Pity, I think that would be a good idea for those that might want to gift a powerful soda-can light, but without the dangerous of lithium-ion. I know you’d need a lot of AA batteries to make the output impressive, but I think it would be do-able. 16xAA should be enough to give you a light similar in output and runtime to the BLF Q8,

Did you just smoke grass?

Well, it is legal here, but no. Yeah, it would make for a big light, but about the same as the old 4D incan maglites of the past. And 5000 lumens from AA batteries… cool!

Not everyone is comfortable with lithium-ion batteries and charging. And, I’m certainly not comfortable giving lithium-ion lights like a BLF Q8 to newbies.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:
WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
The confusing name had me expecting it to be a BLF Q8 style light, but that took AA batteries. Pity, I think that would be a good idea for those that might want to gift a powerful soda-can light, but without the dangerous of lithium-ion. I know you’d need a lot of AA batteries to make the output impressive, but I think it would be do-able. 16xAA should be enough to give you a light similar in output and runtime to the BLF Q8,

Did you just smoke grass?

Well, it is legal here, but no. Yeah, it would make for a big light, but about the same as the old 4D incan maglites of the past. And 5000 lumens from AA batteries… cool!

Not everyone is comfortable with lithium-ion batteries and charging. And, I’m certainly not comfortable giving lithium-ion lights like a BLF Q8 to newbies.

Times are changing, D size cells are outdated (reliable though)
Tell them to be careful, show them videos when gone wrong, buy quality cells, that’s step #1

Everyone has lithium in their pockets nowadays, everyone uses cell phones, laptops, powerbanks, cordless power tools, etc, etc.

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D sized cells are still quite viable… I use a 32650 in my scratch built 95mm thrower to power an Luminus CFT-90 to 5000 lumens and over a mile in throw.

We still have 2D and 3D Maglites in the house running on D sized Alkalines and Maglite still sells a lot of lights.

I really do like this light from Simon, the styling and size are very nice, but for me personally the output is not sufficient and the 70.2 beam profile is not to my liking with the dome on, I just don’t care for the discoloration in the aura. I have to agree that if this light were to come with the Luminus 90.2 and triple the power level it currently boasts, I’d be all over it….

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Hows the throw? Generally, I do not like pop can lights, though if they have a handle like the Thorfire S1/TD34 then that does improve the ergonomics for me.

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