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#1 (permalink)      9/13/2013 11:19:54 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Best batteries?
What are the best batteries to get for this light?
#2 (permalink)      9/13/2013 8:40:36 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hello nitrox, these unprotected Sanyo's seem to be popular with most: Sanyo 2600. I have an S6 and there isn't room for a longer or wider battery. I got lucky finding these Sanyos in a malfunctioning laptop battery and they fit well. I plan to buy some additional pieces from FT. The Convoy S6 starts blinking when the voltage drops to <3V so this can help avoid discharging past the point of no return.
#3 (permalink)      9/14/2013 3:00:57 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hi Broodmaster, thanks for the advice. I am planning on using the S6 as a bike light as it seems to have good throw and flood as well as being nice and bright. How long are you getting from a charge with these batteries? I will get the Nitecore charger also.
#4 (permalink)      9/15/2013 10:15:23 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have an M2 with what I believe is the same driver as your S6. I ran the M2 with one of my used Sanyos for about 2 hours at the mid level (~1.47 mA). Here is my review: Convoy M2 I think you could get at least 2.5 hours out of a new battery. The M2 dissipates heat better than the S6 too, so that may affect your results. There are a number of reviews and articles on the Sanyo's, especially compared to Panasonics. I've read the Sanyo's will be replaced by another model... don't know when.
#5 (permalink)      9/16/2013 6:37:08 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Too late, just ordered the S6 :-) Should be fine I only need about 40 mins run time. I think I like the look of the S6 better too. Thanks again!