Get the Convoy C8 AK47 from Banggood (8*7135)

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Just to confirm

Banggood is indeed XML2 while
Fasttech is XML

correct?
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89 300ce wrote:
Just to confirm

Banggood is indeed XML2 while
Fasttech is XML

correct?
I believe some people have received xml2 when they ordered xml from FT (small amount). My convoy c8 from FT arrived with xml.

But yes, if you choose the xml2 option at BG on the Convoy C8 that’s what everyone (to my knowledge) has received.

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Thanks. Now I’ve hopefully got a XML2 T6-4c coming.
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89 300ce wrote:
Thanks. Now I’ve hopefully got a XML2 T6-4c coming.

That’s what I ordered. It was a nice tint, I bumped mine to 3.5 amps. It stayed like that for a week and now it’s waiting to be modded into an xpg2 light. I’m just too involved in other things to finish it.

You’ll love it though. Very neutral warmish tint.

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Does anyone know Convoy’s website, can’t seem to find them online ! :~

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EdT wrote:
Does anyone know Convoy's website, can't seem to find them online ! :~

AFAIK

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/

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Gj wrote:

EdT wrote:
Does anyone know Convoy’s website, can’t seem to find them online ! :~

AFAIK

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/

I think this is more their website under the BTU label !

BTU Flashlights – Convoy

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EdT wrote:
Does anyone know Convoy’s website, can’t seem to find them online ! :~

I don’t think they even have an official company. I guess they just ordered hosts from factories and then assemble the lights. The important thing is they done it right with their QC.
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Ric seems to be Convoy and CNQG and Shenzhen Great Wall on Aliexpress. You can PM him here and ask.

http://budgetlightforum.com/user/8498

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Sorry, I'm confusing Ric and Simon. Simon is Convoy Flashlights. 

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I just received the Convoy C8 xml-2 4C and it is AWSOME! This is my first flashlight and I’m impressed with the quality for this price. The tint is perfect, neutral for my eyes and the light is very strong. First product I got from China that has perfect finish, I think is underpriced.
I bought it from recomandations on this forum, thank you BLF!!

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drakosss wrote:
I just received the Convoy C8 xml-2 4C and it is AWSOME! This is my first flashlight and I’m impressed with the quality for this price. The tint is perfect, neutral for my eyes and the light is very strong. First product I got from China that has perfect finish, I think is underpriced. I bought it from recomandations on this forum, thank you BLF!!

Now you just need a convoy m1 and a convoy s2 and and and :bigsmile:

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Someone ordered XM-L2 smooth reflector?

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drakosss wrote:
I just received the Convoy C8 xml-2 4C and it is AWSOME! This is my first flashlight and I’m impressed with the quality for this price. The tint is perfect, neutral for my eyes and the light is very strong. First product I got from China that has perfect finish, I think is underpriced.
I bought it from recomandations on this forum, thank you BLF!!

Oh yeah the 4C tint is great…many people find that tint to be their favorite…colors are brilliant and vibrant and not washed out, not too much yellow and not too much white

XM-L2 is a very good emitter, a bit more efficient than the XM-L

Just be careful of getting spoiled, Convoys are always top notch but there are many manufacturers that will send you crappy builds with the same “model name” like fandyfire C8, or Ultrafire C8…so be careful…with Convoy…and dealing with Simon you usually can’t go wrong Smile

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Gave in and took the L2 4C OP, thanks for recommendations.
Hope I’m happy with the light AND with the delivery time Smile

EDIT: Got it, not a long wait I guess. Is 2A@tail sensible? I think some of you got more…
Oh, the pill was loose out of the box. Strange.

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anduril wrote:
Gave in and took the L2 4C OP, thanks for recommendations.
Hope I’m happy with the light AND with the delivery time Smile

EDIT: Got it, not a long wait I guess. Is 2A@tail sensible? I think some of you got more…
Oh, the pill was loose out of the box. Strange.


I would venture to guess the leads for your measuring device are inadequate, or the battery is sub-par/low charge. You should be seeing 2.8A on high.
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unknown00101 wrote:
anduril wrote:
Gave in and took the L2 4C OP, thanks for recommendations.
Hope I’m happy with the light AND with the delivery time Smile

EDIT: Got it, not a long wait I guess. Is 2A@tail sensible? I think some of you got more…
Oh, the pill was loose out of the box. Strange.


I would venture to guess the leads for your measuring device are inadequate, or the battery is sub-par/low charge. You should be seeing 2.8A on high.

Thanks. I will try to get a better set to check if mine is not up to the task.
I have those leads BTW: http://www.dx.com/p/multimeter-test-leads-probe-cables-90cm-33451
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oh yeah, those leads are woefully inadequate

I took an 18ga automotive wire, tinned about 3/4-1” of one end, folded it over to make it double thick re-tinned together (this is the end I slip down into the multimeter plugs) other end I put banana clips, leads are about 12-14” long, those will give you MUCH better readings for sure

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Wow, good job with those wires Smile

We have some Flukes at work, I will try to see what one of them shows.

EDIT: Nope, still 2A. What else can I check? Battery? Or just try running it from a DC supply @ 4,2V?

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Stock Fluke leads are no good as well - sorry. Not made for high amps. Quality of the meter has nothing to do with it.

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Seriously? Meter rated 10A produced by an established brand is not able to measure 3A using included equipment?
Sick.

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I bought a budget DMM and the stock leads could never measure things correctly. I soldered 22awg wires on banana plugs and using this I can measure up to 5.8A, maybe higher but don’t have light driven >6A yet. Perhaps I will upgrade it into 18awg next time.

Oh ya, I completely abandoned the stock flukes, everytime I just put my 22awg “leads” directly on the measuring points and that’s it.

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anduril wrote:
Seriously? Meter rated 10A produced by an established brand is not able to measure 3A using included equipment?
Sick.

I’ve seen quite a few people come to this same realization.

Just grab some 10-14 guage wire, pair of banana plugs, and make some leads. I think I spent like $5 on mine and $20 for a DMM and I get very accurate measurements. 2.6A was as close as I could get with the stock leads measuring a 2.8 driver.

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anduril wrote:
Seriously? Meter rated 10A produced by an established brand is not able to measure 3A using included equipment? Sick.

I believe that is not a correct statement.  Any enthusiast person with the basic knowledge in electronics know Ohm's law and can expect that long and thin leads not to display the correct current on low voltages.

You have to understand that flashlights have many weak point, springs, wires, switches, etc which all add resistance on a low voltage power source (4.15V).

Now, try to measure 3A on 110V power supply, you wont say that a meter rated at 10A is not able to measure 3A with the included equipment.  So and establish brand  is able to measure what it says, but not in any condition.

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I’m waiting for this flashlight, but with SMO reflector. I think that will be delivered tomorrow Big Smile

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14 AWG silicone multi-strand wire works great for me. Very flexible, about 12" or so. I simply solder the ends I use to measure. The other ends are heavily soldered into banana plugs. Once in a while clean-up or re-solder the working ends.

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Today i received my convoy c8 xm-l2 u2 1A from banggood. Just one word… wow! With protected cells (both trustfire and panasonic) is brigther than my lightmalls ultrafire c8 xm-l2. Wider hotspot due to the op reflector but also overall more lumes. I think the lightmalls c8 draws no more than 2.5A… bad driver or just bad batch. Much better value than any ultrafire c8 around.

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Fabio123 wrote:
Today i received my convoy c8 xm-l2 u2 1A from banggood. Just one word… wow! With protected cells (both trustfire and panasonic) is brigther than my lightmalls ultrafire c8 xm-l2. Wider hotspot due to the op reflector but also overall more lumes. I think the lightmalls c8 draws no more than 2.5A… bad driver or just bad batch. Much better value than any ultrafire c8 around.

Glad you like. And I concur. My C12 wasn’t as bright as the Convoy. My hat goes off to this meaty little budget brand.

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Thank Fabio123 for the sharing. When did you order your Convoy C8? Looks like you are receiving the older version of it though.

By the way the C8 on the right is the Ultrafire? I thought the new Convoy C8 also has similar centering piece like that. Silly

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