Convoy S2+ torture test with my padded driver, I can’t Destroy it, the anodising is scuffed and the glass lens finally cracked in the corner after a 30-40ft drop onto concrete, it finally shattered on the corner after throwing it full whack into a brick wall but it’s still working! Now to find somewhere higher to see if it will survive…
On the higher drops the light did shake the battery, which made the light flash, but after turned off and back on again it was working again
XML2 U4 1A on copper MCPCB
Qlite 3.04A driver 4 mode
Potted with silicone
I dropped/threw the light onto/into concrete/brick walls approximately 40 times
For a beater light I would not even bother buying premium coated acrylic, just get yourself a piece of perspex from the local DIY-shop, or from your own scrap stash, cut a round piece out of it and it will last a lifetime.
That is really awesome! Darksucks.com ran a torture test on one of his $350 flashlights where they dropped it from 4-12 feet and after 37 drops it finallybroke the McClicky switch. Your S2+ has withstood FAR more abuse and never stopped working. Awesome job, James!
Goes to show that you DON'T have to pay $200-$400 for a so called "indestructible" light when less than $30 will get you one that truly is.
An S2+ has one advantage going for it. Low mass. With the same drop a heavier light will almost always take more damage. Still pretty stunning to see what it’s actually gone through and survived. Doomsday preppers take note!
Yep I was actually surprised! I knew it was tough because I’ve dropped it a few times (stock without potted driver) so I wanted to see how tough it was with a potted driver!
I was physically trying to destroy it but the only think I broke was the glass (eventually) I’m going to keep trying but I’m pretty confident it’s going to hold up, definitely a useful light if your going to be throwing it about!
P.S when I was saying I was trying to break it, my final attempt before the glass cracked was an over arm throw at a brick wall, it hit the wall about 3/4 metres up, then landed on concrete, and it wasn’t a weak throw, it was as hard as I could throw it!
No, this was quite a spur of the moment test, I finished work and had some time to mess about, the control was really just ‘Edc’ing’ the S2+ at work where I’ve dropped it a few times.
I wouldn’t call it an ‘official test’ but it survived being thrown at a brick wall so good enough for me