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Mark Piezó wrote:
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@Mark Piezo, I wouldn’t risk it.

I would get this driver instead:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/17mm-Driver-for-SST40-4-modes-0...

Same firmware, but lower current.


Thank you! If I understand right there are two version of this driver – 5 and 6 Amper. Yes? You recommend me 5 Amper version for SST-20 HCRI.

How to get this driver WITHOUT memory? I love to start from first mode always!

That’s the problem with Simon’s new drivers. No options like mode groups or memory toggle. After using the Biscotti drivers in his lights, these new drivers are a major step down in UI. The only advantage is the higher current.

If you want no memory and an SST-20 try the 7135×8 biscotti driver. Better UI and still very bright. If you want high current and the ability to disable memory LED4power’s LD-A4 driver has various current options and customizable settings like memory. I haven’t tried the LD-A4 yet but it’s on my list of stuff to try.

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contactcr wrote:
Make batteries to spec and make lights to fit those. The consequences are rattling tubes,

That’s it, discussion is over Smile
Anyway, I could appreciate something which would center the battery within some size range. It would be really nice e.g. to fit a 18650 battery to a 26650 light without adapters, rattling, etc.
How should it work? I don’t know, but I have seen some 3D printed springy marvels already, what I were not able to imagine Cool

One more thing: Is it legal to have so much lumens in a so small light, like in the M3? Big Smile
Mine just has arrived. It has approximately the same brightness as the L6, but in a wider hotspot Shocked Brilliant!

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@Mark, tu peux l’acheter ici:
https://led4power.com/product/ld-a4-2-12amp-17mm-constant-current-led-fl...

You can buy it in the luink above.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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This lens fits almost perfectly to the front ring of the M3. I think, finally, I have the perfect high beam, which has enough power to complement the Busch & Müller Ixon Space? Smile

Actually, it would be nice to have a Convoy bike light, with a bike compatible beam pattern. (something like in the above link)

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SST20’s seem to get hot fairly quickly even with 2.8A drivers, surely 5A would be pushing things too far?

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VaKo wrote:
SST20’s seem to get hot fairly quickly even with 2.8A drivers, surely 5A would be pushing things too far?

Seems like it’d survive if heat sinked properly

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Agreed, my “6A should be fine” was based on a bit of hopeful dreaming. In an M21A, 5A is about the most I’d do.

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Yeah.

You’d need the best host possible, and some great thermal paste.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Simon, are your 5 amp and 6 amp drivers designed for forward clicky or reverse clicky switches? Or can they be used in both?

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They can be used with both. The Convoy S2+ is the proof of that.

However, it is more optimal for the rest of us to use reverse switches.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Caleb wrote:
Simon, are your 5 amp and 6 amp drivers designed for forward clicky or reverse clicky switches? Or can they be used in both?

Keep in mind based on his photos of his new lights his newer higher powered lights using these drivers have the springs bypassed which will be highly recommended in your own builds.

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Ordered the S21A and S11 this morning, the order status said "extended processing time 7-11 days".  However, it then shipped later this afternoon.

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Caleb wrote:
Simon, are your 5 amp and 6 amp drivers designed for forward clicky or reverse clicky switches? Or can they be used in both?

both

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BlueSwordM wrote:
They can be used with both. The Convoy S2+ is the proof of that. However, it is more optimal for the rest of us to use reverse switches.

Je ne suis pas d'accord! Please don't take this as an offence BlueSwordM but there is no high current reverse clicky switch available that can sustain current drain above 8A without causing a significant increase in resistance in your entire current path. Thus, you lose output over the forward clicky switch. Another side effect is the terrible noise these kind of switches will make when applying too much current. Personally, I prefer the forward clicky with momentary turbo and a locked mode when fully pressing the tailcap switch. I have no problems when people ask for a reverse switch version but I do not agree with the phrase that for the rest of us it is more optimal to use reverse switches. Wink

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Simon, What about L21A with XHP50.2 ?

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

but there is no high current reverse clicky switch available that can sustain current drain above 8A without causing a significant increase in resistance in your entire current path. Thus, you lose output over the forward clicky switch. Another side effect is the terrible noise these kind of switches will make when applying too much current. Personally, I prefer the forward clicky with momentary turbo and a locked mode when fully pressing the tailcap switch.


In this case, I would prefer the L6 style. Switch is on-off (that is a forward clicky, if I am correct), and an electronic switch for the UI. If there are enough space in the tailcap, they could be next to each other, or if it is possible, the electronic switch could be a ring around the on-off switch.
I am very used to change mode after I have turned on the flashlight, maybe this is why I hate forward clicky.
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aors10 wrote:
Simon, What about L21A with XHP50.2 ?

xhp50.2 can be installed in L21A

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Simon could I order M3 with xhp50.2 ?

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Hi, what is the difference between the Convoy l21a en m21a?

Fanus

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@Lux-Perpetua, I wasn’t speaking in terms of resistance, but of UI choices.

Most people prefer using reverse switches vs forward switches.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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rooirissie wrote:
Hi, what is the difference between the Convoy l21a en m21a?

Black Convoy L21A host (L2 21700 version)
Forward switch
Length / Diameter : 179mm / 64.5mm
Weight: 540g

Black Convoy M21A (C8+ 21700 version)
Forward switch
Length / Diameter :155.8mm / 44.5mm
Weight 168g

L21A is significantly bigger and heavier. Bigger reflector, so more throw.

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Mark Piezó wrote:
Simon, why don’t you use MCU Attiny 25, 45, 85 and Crescendo firmware on your 5 and 6 Ampere drivers? It’s almost perfect firmware! Talk to TK. Plz! Your new drivers are a step back. Now we cannot even turn off the memory modes. Just like in Fenix light. Are you serious? Buddy, every time you step on the same rake. The hosts are excellent, and the drivers are not.

I agreed Smile

Nico -.-

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Having the ability to turn off memory mode is very important

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Simon Mao wrote:
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Simon,

Is there a remote possibility to order 5A bin for XPL-HI S2+ Desert Tan? Love

ok ,noted

Simon, so many new updates!!!. Thumbs Up

Any chance on the 5A bin for XPL-HI S2+ Desert Tan ? Beer

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Satan@103TFS wrote:
Simon could I order M3 with xhp50.2 ?

only XHP70.2

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rooirissie wrote:
Hi, what is the difference between the Convoy l21a en m21a?

the host is different ,you can distinguish them via photos

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caramba wrote:
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Simon,

Is there a remote possibility to order 5A bin for XPL-HI S2+ Desert Tan? Love

ok ,noted

Simon, so many new updates!!!. Thumbs Up

Any chance on the 5A bin for XPL-HI S2+ Desert Tan ? Beer

sorry ,only got 4C in stock

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Simon, could i order L21A with XHP70.2 ?

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Mark Piezó wrote:
Simon, why don’t you use MCU Attiny 25, 45, 85 and Crescendo firmware on your 5 and 6 Ampere drivers?
It’s almost perfect firmware! Talk to TK. Plz!

ToyKeeper already proposed to help but it seems that it has remained dead letter and zero progress was made with Convoy’s flashlights UI, maybe Simon prefer to do things in his own way or maybe it’s because of people continuing to buy his drivers that he doesn’t see the point to improve UI, while better UI would make them even more popular.
Bistro UI at least for clicky, please !
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20mm with Anduril and potential for e-switch – sign me the hell up.

See: mtnelectronics’ 20mm FET + 7135. I’d be all over that except shipping from the US is a killer, so if Simon had something similar… Wink

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