【convoy】219B R9080 TEST

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amazon 15% fee
aliexpress 8% fee

I would like to know your shopping habits. Are you more willing to spend more money to shop on Amazon, or are you willing to go shopping on AliExpress?

I really want to improve my Amazon store. However, Amazon’s policy is getting stricter and funds are easily frozen.
Currently eBay does not welcome Chinese merchants. My account did not violate any rules and was frozen on the second day.

I purchase my Convoy lights direct from the AliEx Convoy store, and will continue to do so. I avoid Amazon unless I’m looking for a one-off oddball item, or insanely deep discount (a rarity anymore). Same can be said for eBay.

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Ok, I was able to use the 3×21A SFT40 last night…

The light throws! The led tint is not bad as some of the pictures might make you believe, my MAJOR complaint is that if you long press the button and go to “moonlight” it cannot ramp up from there you can click and hold and nothing happens, your only options are to double click and go to turbo then ramp down from there, or turn the light off and do a click to go to saved last brightness level and ramp from there.

WHY??? or better yet, WHY DID YOU NOT USE ANDURIL????? Astrolux uses it in their USB C rechargeable drivers, it can be done!

I like the light design, really do! But the UI could have been perfect if you had used Anduril!

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Simon Mao wrote:
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I would like to know your shopping habits. Are you more willing to spend more money to shop on Amazon, or are you willing to go shopping on AliExpress?
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I go for AliExpress!

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Does Convoy have a U.S. store or vender?


No, other than Richard at MTN but he seems to have bailed or not been able to restock lately.  I’ve never ordered from this outfit but I think people on here have spoken well of them recently:  https://mohrlumens.com/collections/flashlights/convoy

JC Customs and Vinh have some of course, but nothing stock, I think.  There are a few floating around on Amazon if you search for the model (but don’t include “convoy” in the search terms).  I think Simon opened a store on Amazon US with just a few items but still shipping from China and the prices were pretty high (Amazon fees no doubt). 

amazon 15% fee aliexpress 8% fee I would like to know your shopping habits. Are you more willing to spend more money to shop on Amazon, or are you willing to go shopping on AliExpress? I really want to improve my Amazon store. However, Amazon’s policy is getting stricter and funds are easily frozen. Currently eBay does not welcome Chinese merchants. My account did not violate any rules and was frozen on the second day.

 


Amazon is a tough place for small businesses…lots of horror stories and a steep learning curve to be successful there.  I’ve read about frozen funds that couldn’t be recovered and also frozen goods stuck in their distribution centers and unable to be retrieved. 

I shop on both, and sometimes eBay.  For flashlights I have almost always bought on Aliexpress or from Neal.  Just a couple on Amazon when I found them at great prices.  I don’t mind waiting for shipping from China but occasionally if something is on Amazon for just a little more money and I can have it shipped to me in a couple days or a week, I might buy there instead.  I did that recently with a Sofirn light that was on sale for $28 on Amazon, received it the next business day.  From Sofirn on Aliexpress or their website I could have gotten it for $23 and waited. (But then immediately I ordered an accessory for that light from them on Aliexpress because they did not stock it on Amazon US…they also don’t list parts and different LED options as much as they do on Aliexpress). I did notice that Sofirn seems to sell most lights with included battery – probably easiest for the US market where many consumers still aren’t familiar with lithium batteries, and good ones aren’t available on Amazon usually.  Customer reviews can also be a bit harsh and unfair on Amazon, which affects algorithms and selling positions…there is much more freedom there with comments and reviews and people are not always fair, patient, or good natured (or smart….).  


 


Honestly with vendors like yourself, Simon, I would rather that you benefit as much as possible, so except for one light I always buy Convoy from you directly.  Amazon is ok sometimes but their fees and the fierce competition make it a tough place, and sometimes not the best prices at all.  I don’t eBay very often, usually only tools, but if I know a good vendor is on eBay and has good prices (often better than Amazon for same items) then I’ll shop there instead.  I’m surprised to hear eBay isn’t welcoming China!  I see many items that ship directly from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea, or the UK.  Maybe something new with politics…I hope not. 

This Amazon model allows us to only send products with better sales to Amazon warehouses in the United States in advance. We can’t do this for accessories that have less sales and are not popular.
At present, it can only be settled in EBAY in the form of a company.And I heard that there are more restrictions.

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Hi Simon

A little off topic but could you please let us know when the 3×21a SBT90.2 may be ready by?

Thank you!

I like torches Smile

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Has anyone done some testing of the gt-fc40 or still too new?

Wondering how output compares to xhp35. What footprint does it match (so I can look for mpcbs)?

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What footprint does it match (so I can look for mpcbs)?

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Has anyone done some testing of the gt-fc40 or still too new?

Wondering how output compares to xhp35. What footprint does it match (so I can look for mpcbs)?

Member Djozz did
https://budgetlightforum.com/node/68899

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Thank you!

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I’ll definitely buy a few 219Bs when you get them on your store.

Is it possible that you can get the sw45k bins as well?

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Amazon could definitely help bring your product to the mainstream consumer! But in order for it to be beneficial to the mainstream consumers. Your product would most likely need to be fulfilled by Amazon, for great shipping speed.

But beware Simon, Amazon customers love to abuse the ability to return products.

Aliexpress works just fine for me. I like the ability to easily communicate with you. But bottom line is, go with what feels best for how you want your company to grow!

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AlexGT wrote:
Ok, I was able to use the 3×21A SFT40 last night…

The light throws! The led tint is not bad as some of the pictures might make you believe, my MAJOR complaint is that if you long press the button and go to “moonlight” it cannot ramp up from there you can click and hold and nothing happens, your only options are to double click and go to turbo then ramp down from there, or turn the light off and do a click to go to saved last brightness level and ramp from there.

WHY??? or better yet, WHY DID YOU NOT USE ANDURIL????? Astrolux uses it in their USB C rechargeable drivers, it can be done!

I like the light design, really do! But the UI could have been perfect if you had used Anduril!

This has been discussed countless times before, but a lot of Convoy’s customers are not flashlight enthusiasts. Many non-flashlight enthusiasts find Anduril confusing and frustrating to use.

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Ok, I was able to use the 3X21A SFT40 last night... The light throws! The led tint is not bad as some of the pictures might make you believe, my MAJOR complaint is that if you long press the button and go to "moonlight" it cannot ramp up from there you can click and hold and nothing happens, your only options are to double click and go to turbo then ramp down from there, or turn the light off and do a click to go to saved last brightness level and ramp from there. WHY????? or better yet, *WHY DID YOU NOT USE ANDURIL???????* Astrolux uses it in their USB C rechargeable drivers, it can be done! I like the light design, really do! But the UI could have been perfect if you had used Anduril!

Wait! Mine ramps up from moon fine.

Oops, might be because of this minor Anduril 2 mod:

laughing

Wish I could have saved the charging but there were like 3 I/O pins interconnected between the main driver MCU and the charging circuitry frown, probably partially or fully because of controlling the LED's.

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Link in OP for gt-fc40 doesn’t work (but easy enough to search led name).

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i will get 219B R9080 in one week sw30,sw35 sw45,how about this

I think an S12 with 219b would work very well. With the 6A driver that’d be 2A per emitter. The 219b is great for triples. I built an S2+ triple with the 5A driver and 3 SW45k emitters.

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For the S2+, is it possible to just purchase the tail end of a host?

I’ve dropped and banged my S2+ so many times on its tail end that the magnet no longer fits

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Hi Simon

A little off topic but could you please let us know when the 3×21a SBT90.2 may be ready by?

Thank you!

Suitable copper MCPCB in production

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I’ll definitely buy a few 219Bs when you get them on your store.

Is it possible that you can get the sw45k bins as well?

available now ,i got them today ,i will add links in two days

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Techno wrote:
For the S2+, is it possible to just purchase the tail end of a host?

I’ve dropped and banged my S2+ so many times on its tail end that the magnet no longer fits

no seperate tail , maybe you have to buy a host

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Any news about a link to order S16 with SFT40 and 8A CC driver yet? I would also love to see FC40 3000K in the S16 or M21B. Love

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Any news on 26800 tube l7?

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Simon Mao wrote:
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I’ll definitely buy a few 219Bs when you get them on your store.

Is it possible that you can get the sw45k bins as well?

available now ,i got them today ,i will add links in two days

Great news, thank you Thumbs Up

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Any news about a link to order S16 with SFT40 and 8A CC driver yet? I would also love to see FC40 3000K in the S16 or M21B. Love

S16 SFT40

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Simon Mao wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Any news about a link to order S16 with SFT40 and 8A CC driver yet? I would also love to see FC40 3000K in the S16 or M21B. Love

"S16 SFT40"

Great thank you. Are the new 3X21A flat top adapters (molding not CNC-made) ready for shipping yet? I would like to order two more flat top adapters each for 4X18A and 3X21A along with my next order (S16 with SFT40).

How do you think about FC40 in S16? If it works in S11 I feel confident it would work very nicely in S16, too. Smile

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Any news on 26800 tube l7?

26800 tube

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Thanks Simon they look great

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Any news about a link to order S16 with SFT40 and 8A CC driver yet? I would also love to see FC40 3000K in the S16 or M21B. Love


“S16 SFT40”

Great thank you. Are the new 3×21A flat top adapters (molding not CNC-made) ready for shipping yet? I would like to order two more flat top adapters each for 4×18A and 3×21A along with my next order (S16 with SFT40).


How do you think about FC40 in S16? If it works in S11 I feel confident it would work very nicely in S16, too. Smile

yes ,new adapter now ,
i dont have reflector for S16 FC40 ,
M21B FC40 will available in two days

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Simon Mao wrote:
yes ,new adapter now , i dont have reflector for S16 FC40 , M21B FC40 will available in two days

Great. I will wait for M21B FC40 to become available and then get back to you via PM. 

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You got me, I just ordered 5 of them 26800 extensions. Those 26mm PCB board for series connection, please consider 21mm and 18mm sizes.

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texas shooter wrote:
You got me, I just ordered 5 of them 26800 extensions. Those 26mm PCB board for series connection, please consider 21mm and 18mm sizes.

ok,i will produce some

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