Clear Convoy S2+

That tail cap looks nice as! Gonna order the light just because the tail cup. Thanks for sharing the pics mate

How bright is the tailcap? Can you read the resistor values?

The resistor is 330Ω

Ah thanks. 2 LEDS? When I use a resistor that small with an H17F it messes up the timing. Good to know what they use. Thanks.

Btw, is it bright?

Yes 2 LEDS. Not really bright. It has only a small gap where the light can come out so at daylight or in a room with the lights on you can’t see it. You can only see at dark places.
Mine came today and also has the tailcap light.

The threads are super smooth and the finish is excellent.

The MCPCB is copper.

Only needs a Biscotti firmware to make it better. Mine came with green Convoy labeled driver with old firmware.
Tomorrow I will change it to biscotti. I hope the tailcap does not mess bisscotti but I think I will need some bleeder resistor as my other Biscotti Convoys with tailcap light.

And the led centering ring maybe can be flatter a little in the reflector. I can see some white around it when I look straight in it.

Wouldn’t 330Ω mean that the leds would receive something like 0.01A thus depleting the battery in less than 2 weeks? or the resistor is not the one that controls current to the tailcap leds?

I measured 0,103mA current for the lighted tailcap in my clear S2+

330 seems too low. The lighted tailcaps on the X5/X6 have 2k resistors, while the lighted tailcaps that BG sells have 16k.


I got a light build with 4.7kOhms bleeder and 20k LED resistors
Get a bit below 0.1mA, but the leds are through a clear cover bright like tritiums, not to be seen when not almost completely dark

With the 330 Ohms in tail the bleeder must be really big

Is this the same light?

It says 490 lm.

When I use the switch with a rubber tailcap, even 20K is plenty bright. I may switch to higher resistance. When using the metal s2+ switch, I find that even 2K is very dim. Less is better, but it messes with my driver timing (Dr Jones H17F).

It’s likely different with a different driver with a different bleeder. The H17F works without an added bleeder resistor so I don’t know if one is in place already.

I think it’s the same but I newer trusted gearbest descriptions and claimed lumens. I think if it is the 2800mA version it need to be higher than 490 lumens.

And about the tailcap light. This Convoy clear doesn’t have bleeder resistor.

the combination of black tailcap and silver host looks ugly to me. I like old one with black host with green tailcap.

I’m disappointed for the first time by a a Convoy flashlight. I got my clear S2+ just today and 2 things came wrong:

It got something going on with the lighted tailcap switch+driver. If I turn on the light I go directly into configuration mode. After both menus pass on, I get into moonlight, and if I press off/on or half click I got back to configuration mode. I’m stuck in this loop.

I figured it’s something to do with the lighted tailcap because I don’t get this problem if I switch the cap from another light with a regular tailcap switch, and if I get the lighted tailcap into another S2+ with the old 3/5 driver, it keeps blinking in low mode (as if I was half pressing every second and the light had only low mode). Oddly enough, the lighted tailcap does not seem to interfere with the nanjg 111 driver on my S2+ UV light or the same biscotti driver on my S6, so I might have gotten lucky as far as not needing to wait a replacement, I’ll just swap the switches.

For the next issue, on the other hand, the damage is done. The clip that came with the light was thicker (and thus less flexible) and had a narrower inner diameter than the convoy clip I had previously purchased. Result? It did a number on the anodizing the first time I set the clip in place…