Convoy T3? What new goodies does Simon have in store?

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the 12 mode mechanical click driver is superior to Anduril

If you feel like elaborating, I would be interested in hearing why. I got the 4 group driver on my C8+ because I heard there could be a bug on the 12 mode. What makes the 12 mode driver so good?

That bug was fixed many moons ago

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Is the T3 a 16mm mcpcb? Or still a pain in my arse 14.5mm like T2. Figured I would ask here, I’ve bugged Simon way to much

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Deluminator wrote:
Is the T3 a 16mm mcpcb? Or still a pain in my arse 14.5mm like T2. Figured I would ask here, I’ve bugged Simon way to much

I’m pretty sure no one has a T3 yet. It just came out and shipping via slow boat takes a while.

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Funtastic wrote:
Lixivium wrote:

If you feel like elaborating, I would be interested in hearing why. I got the 4 group driver on my C8+ because I heard there could be a bug on the 12 mode. What makes the 12 mode driver so good?

That bug was fixed many moons ago

Could you elaborate please? I have one 12-group driver installed a year ago in a M21B which i don’t use very often and I notice that it sometimes resets to group 1 with mode memory, despite me setting it to group 6 without mode memory. Is this the bug you are talking about, or is it something else?

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Simon updated his T3 photos. Looks to be a T2 body, with newly designed knurling.

I’d be willing to bet battery tube & parts are interchangeable with T2!

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I really hope it does not have bad PWM like the T2.

Also, can a lighted switch be used on it ?

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Deluminator wrote:
Looks to be a T2 body, with newly designed knurling.

I’d be willing to bet battery tube & parts are interchangeable with T2!

Aw man. I was hoping it would be a smaller/slimmer body. The T2 is one of the largest 1xAA lights on the market.

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> 12-mode driver
>Could you elaborate please?

I turned my back for a minute and apparently a lot of progress happened. Is there a summary/review/Wiki available?

I have a surprisingly large collection of outdated drivers I never got round to installing, why not add some more?

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derfyled wrote:
I really hope it does not have bad PWM like the T2.

Also, can a lighted switch be used on it ?

The recent T2 driver does not have any PWM. The original did have bad PWM.

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looks like the 12 mode T3 is now available. Smile

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Couple dollars more for the 12-mode…says $18 and change for me. I wonder if he’ll offer just the driver soon. The multi-angle-pattern knurling on this just isn’t grabbing me but I like the blue and red colors…trying not to click the buy button.

Hank – someone correct me if I’m wrong but the current 12-mode driver is basically like the previous Biscotti versions – he borrowed/adapted that firmware when he moved to a new driver manufacturer not too long ago.

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What are the difference between 4-modes and 12-modes? Thank you in advance.

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The 4 mode only has 4 modes, can’t really do anything more with them.

I see that Simon is calling it a 13 mode driver now… It can be configured with the following mode groups.

——————-sub-option 1.1 (normal-flash 1 time) : tap the switch to select mode group 1 (1%、10%、30%、100%) ——————-sub-option 1.2 (normal-flash 2 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 2 (1% 10%、35%、100%、strobe、biking、batcheck) ——————-sub-option 1.3 (normal-flash 3 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 3 (1%, 10%, 35%, 100% ,this group is the same as the first group, in the next batch this group will be deleted) ——————-sub-option 1.4 (normal-flash 4 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 4 (100%、35%、10%、1%) ——————-sub-option 1.5 (normal-flash 5 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 5 (1%、20%、100%、strobe、biking、batcheck、sos) ——————-sub-option 1.6 (normal-flash 6 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 6 (1%、20%、100%) ——————-sub-option 1.7 (normal-flash 7 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 7 (100%、20%、1%) ——————-sub-option 1.8 (normal-flash 8 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 8(1%、10%、50%、strobe、biking、batcheck、sos) ——————-sub-option 1.9 (normal-flash 9 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 9 (1%、10%、50%) ——————-sub-option 1.10 (normal-flash 10 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 10 (50%、10%、1%) ——————-sub-option 1.11 (normal-flash 11 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 11 (20%、100%) ——————-sub-option 1.12 (normal-flash 12 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 12(100%、20%) ——————-sub-option 1.13 (normal-flash 12 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 13(100%)

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drewski wrote:
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Looks to be a T2 body, with newly designed knurling. I'd be willing to bet battery tube & parts are interchangeable with T2!
Aw man. I was hoping it would be a smaller/slimmer body. The T2 is one of the largest 1xAA lights on the market.

I don't know if my Sofirn SP10S (V2?) is fatter or not but, it is fatter than any of my other AA lights.

It is also by far my favorite EDC AA light even though it is the 'chunkiest'.  laughing  Fat flashlights need love too!  surprised

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mattlward wrote:
I see that Simon is calling it a 13 mode driver now… It can be configured with the following mode groups. ——————-sub-option 1.3 (normal-flash 3 times) : tap the switch to select mode group 3 (1%, 10%, 35%, 100% ,this group is the same as the first group, in the next batch this group will be deleted)

I was messaging with Simon on ali about an order and I tossed out the suggestion that rather than deleting this duplicate mode, maybe he could make it something like 10% 35% 50% 100% + Batt Check. Mostly so that there would be an option to have the batt check without including strobes. He wasn’t interested at all, just repeated that he’d delete the mode entirely. I haven’t tried this new driver at all yet but should have a couple of them showing up in the next couple days…curious to see how it compares with the standard older 4-mode in the T2.

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I would love a mode like that in the order since it is a small cell light.

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Correllux wrote:
I was messaging with Simon on ali about an order and I tossed out the suggestion that rather than deleting this duplicate mode, maybe he could make it something like 10% 35% 50% 100% + Batt Check. Mostly so that there would be an option to have the batt check without including strobes. He wasn’t interested at all, just repeated that he’d delete the mode entirely. I haven’t tried this new driver at all yet but should have a couple of them showing up in the next couple days…curious to see how it compares with the standard older 4-mode in the T2.

That would be good. Much prefer batt check without the strobes.

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So, received my light. Unfortunately, it’s a little wonky. Purposely bought the light because I could set it to 100% and my wife won’t complain when she grabs it from the cupboard. (She’s not a fan of those “complicated lights.”

Anyway, first it was just that mode 13 didn’t work. Setting it to 13 defaulted to the same as mode 1. So, I decided to try mode 12. It’s only 2 levels, so I figured I could get away with it. Well, now setting it to mode 12 magically introduced biking strobe into the mix. Somehow I have 100, 20, biking. Go figure.

Side note, this light has the duplicate mode 3 & 4, so it’s not the version that Simon alludes to having that issue fixed in the future.

I messaged the aliexpress store. I hope he responds. I’ve had decent luck reaching out before, so I’m hoping we can get this figured out. Heck, I’d even take a (tested & working) driver at this point.

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Sprinkles wrote:
So, received my light. Unfortunately, it’s a little wonky. Purposely bought the light because I could set it to 100% and my wife won’t complain when she grabs it from the cupboard. (She’s not a fan of those “complicated lights.” Anyway, first it was just that mode 13 didn’t work. Setting it to 13 defaulted to the same as mode 1. So, I decided to try mode 12. It’s only 2 levels, so I figured I could get away with it. Well, now setting it to mode 12 magically introduced biking strobe into the mix. Somehow I have 100, 20, biking. Go figure. Side note, this light has the duplicate mode 3 & 4, so it’s not the version that Simon alludes to having that issue fixed in the future. I messaged the aliexpress store. I hope he responds. I’ve had decent luck reaching out before, so I’m hoping we can get this figured out. Heck, I’d even take a (tested & working) driver at this point.

I'm with you.  My T3 arrived Thursday and was DOA.  I haven't given up on it but, but at this point, I have tightened & loosened all the segments, swapped batteries, etc. without success.

In the past, Simon has taken good care of me so, I'm not overly concerned at this point.

I'm thinking at this point in time, my SP10S is a superior flashlight with the Skillhunt coming in a close second.  However, having never seen the beam of this model makes that statement a bit premature.

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I liking the beam pattern and tint. Seems to be high(er) cri, so it’s great for me indoors around the house. If it weren’t for the mode issue, I’d really like it. There aren’t that many lights that can take 14500 and AA, so That gives it a huge plus for me.

Fingers crossed this gets resolved soon. I’ll come back with an update.

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Quick update for anyone who is interested. Heard back about the driver issue and found out that the issue was identified a little over a week ago and remaining drivers were sent back to be re-flashed. Looks like I got one with a faulty driver. Sounds like I will be getting a replacement once they are back.

In addition, I had an opportunity to give a little bit of feedback regarding the modes. I suggested moving batt check to “option 3” instead of including in a mode. Also, I recommended programming a single 50% mode to offer a battery saving option instead of only having the full 100% mode 13. I think I said to get rid of the mode with 20%, 100%, strobe.

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I got a couple of them with the 3500k nichia 219b emitters. I wanted to get my wife a better light for her purse than the button keychain light she had. I just wanted one for the 219b. ;0) Both of mine are the 4 mode as that was all they had at the time.

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Sprinkles wrote:
Quick update for anyone who is interested. Heard back about the driver issue and found out that the issue was identified a little over a week ago and remaining drivers were sent back to be re-flashed. Looks like I got one with a faulty driver. Sounds like I will be getting a replacement once they are back.

In addition, I had an opportunity to give a little bit of feedback regarding the modes. I suggested moving batt check to “option 3” instead of including in a mode. Also, I recommended programming a single 50% mode to offer a battery saving option instead of only having the full 100% mode 13. I think I said to get rid of the mode with 20%, 100%, strobe.

The T3 and bare drivers I ordered have the same issue. I wasn’t planning on using those groups anyway. I have three drivers I put in other lights and I wanted to order a couple more of them. I guess I’ll have to wait for the fixed ones.

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Simon took good care of me and my dead T3.  Sounds like he had a bad batch of drivers that slipped through QC.

My L6 with GT-FC40 should ease my suffering with the loss of my Orange T3. smile

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If anyone has specific thoughts or ideas on modes, I can share with Simon as he’s still communicating back/forth on these.

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Sprinkles wrote:
If anyone has specific thoughts or ideas on modes, I can share with Simon as he’s still communicating back/forth on these.

50% should be in a group with 100% to reduce heat. Simon’s mindset is that there’s not much visual difference, but there’s a massive thermal difference.

I’d love 1% and/or 10, 35, 50, 100 and also in reverse for hunting mounted on a rifle. The same firmware is often used on all drivers, so thinking about the C8+ in this case

Also get rid of X flashes for each group, it’s too time consuming. It should be a single flash for each group

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Personally I’m not fond of 50% mode, especially together with 100% mode in one group. 35,50,100% would look like 3 high modes. Usually when I want to use something with lower heat, I use different flashlight with different max current.

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g_damian wrote:
Personally I’m not fond of 50% mode, especially together with 100% mode in one group. 35,50,100% would look like 3 high modes. Usually when I want to use something with lower heat, I use different flashlight with different max current.

That’s why there’s 11 other groups for you Smile

Most are used for my hunting customers who are mounting the C8+ and L21B to their rifles, so 100% lasts between 2-3.5 minutes depending on the LED and driver. They’re also used for handheld searching for animals, so a prolonged burst of 50% is going to be more beneficial, but no one is going to want to go through the whole selection process out in the bush etc to get to 100%

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Have all issues with drivers been fixed? Is it 12 groups now?

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drewski wrote:
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Looks to be a T2 body, with newly designed knurling. I’d be willing to bet battery tube & parts are interchangeable with T2!
Aw man. I was hoping it would be a smaller/slimmer body. The T2 is one of the largest 1xAA lights on the market.

I don’t know if my Sofirn SP10S (V2?) is fatter or not but, it is fatter than any of my other AA lights.


It is also by far my favorite EDC AA light even though it is the ‘chunkiest’.  laughing  Fat flashlights need love too!  surprised


As I said on other thread depth reflector,pill if is present and the diameter of driver take space,you can see checking how much thick is the tube battery.
I want see from these manufactures AA lights with Tir lens and 15mm size bost driver (if the space for components is enought) to made the host smaller and lighter

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