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

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Ordered mine from BG on the 10th got it today and it's the new version. But mine fits protected button tops!?

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bikenber73 wrote:

Ordered mine from BG on the 10th got it today and it’s the new version. But mine fits protected button tops!?

That could be a game changer for me. Convoy says they wont. Must be a tight fit?

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Yes a little . I have a Tenergy in it now  and it works fine . I put a 3100 Keeppower and its a tight fit width but length is ok . I would like a little more room.

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BG might be using a different driver hence the extra room.

i ordered an old one from FT tonight because I wanted the old style. I like the new style but not what I really wanted. 

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Does the new version of convoy c8 have a pill that accept 20mm star base plate? Or is it still uses 16mm pill?

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Ordered this today to replace a 502b I sold to my stepson. Smile
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Does the new version of convoy c8 have a pill that accept 20mm star base plate? Or is it still uses 16mm pill?

20mm aluminium pill

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How do these compare to the XinTD offered on mtnelectronics?

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=80&pr...

If for no better reason than USA seller and faster shipping I'm waiting on the xpg2 to be back in stock, unless I break down and buy the xml2 U2 1a too to have it sooner. Pretty curious what the difference is between 3*7135 and 8*7135 (380mA drivers) means in real world application with everything else being equal. 

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Ordered the Design XML2 U2-1A on BG for a whopping $16 and wow, it’s impressive ! The button is a bit sensitive though so I find I’m changing modes by accident sometimes…I didn’t get the SMO version to have a “smoother” beam but I’m finding that it’s very powerful in the center with a pretty large “halo” around that center beam, is that normal ?

Now on the hunt for some better 18650s as my old “2200mAh” only clocks in at 1750mAh now according to the BT-C3100 I got at the same time.

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Don’t know if it has been mentioned here, but the C8 sold by Banggood now has only 1 mode.

The mode to hide SOS and strobe is not available.

And the spring inside is replaced by some other thingy.

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Thanks for the hint, I hadn’t heard of these two modes but following the instructions here http://budgetlightforum.com/node/27531?page=5#comment-570403 I managed to move to “Mode 1” without strobe/SOS, cool !

I still find the button a bit sensitive and it’s easy to change by accident.

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webvan wrote:
Ordered the Design XML2 U2-1A on BG for a whopping $16 and wow, it’s impressive ! The button is a bit sensitive though so I find I’m changing modes by accident sometimes… I didn’t get the SMO version to have a “smoother” beam but I’m finding that it’s very powerful in the center with a pretty large “halo” around that center beam, is that normal ?

That center, brightest part, is generally called the ‘hotspot’. The ring of light around the hotspot is generally referred to as the ‘corona’. The outer most ring is typically ‘spill’.

SMO reflector accentuates these rings while giving slightly more throw. Orange peel reflector makes them blend a bit more and is generally more appealing to the eye (slightly less throw).

The prominence, size, intensity, amount of rings, etc tends to vary quite a bit from flashlight to flashlight. What you described is normal on C8’s.

If you’re feeling up to it you can pretty easily take apart the tailcap with sturdy tweezers. The two holes/indents in the retaining ring allow enough purchase to unscrew it and the contents will slide on out. Place a washer in between the top of the switch and the rubber tailcap boot. Experiment with different thicknesses to get your optimal switch sensitivity.

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webvan wrote:
Thanks for the hint, I hadn’t heard of these two modes but following the instructions here http://budgetlightforum.com/node/27531?page=5#comment-570403 I managed to move to “Mode 1” without strobe/SOS, cool !

I still find the button a bit sensitive and it’s easy to change by accident.

I think you have the previous batch where the driver can switch between Group 1 and Group 2.

The latest batch by Banggood has only [Group 2 (5 modes) Low 5% – Mid 50% – High 100% – Strobe – SOS] available.

I saw the reviews on this page http://forum.banggood.com/forum-topic-45144.html

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Possibly, sorry I wanted to mention yesterday that I had ordered it on January 30th.

@unknown00101 – thanks for the insight, I’m tempted to give an SMO reflector a try, I’ll check BG to see if they sell them separately for a reasonable price.

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Just ordered this from BG. Seems like an amazing deal for $14.xx after coupon code. Can someone please tell me if I can fit my protected 18650B’s in this light? I also have some protected 18650A’s as well. Will they both fit??

Thanks!

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kbreeze wrote:
Just ordered this from BG. Seems like an amazing deal for $14.xx after coupon code. Can someone please tell me if I can fit my protected 18650B’s in this light? I also have some protected 18650A’s as well. Will they both fit??

Thanks!

Well, I will answer my own question. Just received my Convoy C8 today from Banggood, and YES, my 18650A’s fit perfectly fine. Thanks for the help people! lol

But anyhow, the light is great. Very nice build quality, nice beam and very bright.

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fx10a wrote:
I think you have the previous batch where the driver can switch between Group 1 and Group 2.

The latest batch by Banggood has only [Group 2 (5 modes) Low 5% – Mid 50% – High 100% – Strobe – SOS] available.

I recently purchased this Convoy C8 from Banggood http://www.banggood.com/Gray-Convoy-C8-Cree-XML2-71358-35-Modes-LED-Flashlight-p-968305.html
That one does have the possibility to hide the blinkies.

It’s not completely as advertised though, because mine came with an SMO instead of an OP.

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Ordered my first budget flashlight from banggood a few days ago, the convoy C8.

Im in the UK, so if any other members have ordered one, how long did it take to arrive?

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I ordered a Convoy C8 from banggood 2 months ago, and would now change the mode system by bridging the third star.
And….. nothing changed baffled by that I did a under voltage test, and…… nothing could go down to 2.3V.

So i did take a good look at the driver, and noticed there are components missing, and by comparing to the real nanjg 105c there are even traces missing.
The driver chip is unmarked.
It looks like the driver is a look-a-like 105c, with no other function..

I’ve now replaced it with a good one.

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mattyts wrote:
Ordered my first budget flashlight from banggood a few days ago, the convoy C8.

Im in the UK, so if any other members have ordered one, how long did it take to arrive?


I have never ordered from BG but from other shops I’d say that from the day it got shipped it takes 2-4 weeks with China Post and around 2 weeks with both Malaysia Post and NL Post. This is for free shipping to Sweden.

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