Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Novatron Dynamo Hub
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04-28-09, 02:26 PM
Has anyone heard of this or have any experience with it?
Velo Orange now has it listed for $50, an excellent buy for those wanting a dynamo front hub if it is any good and you can build your own wheel.
This is Novatech EDH-2 and the guys at Velo-Orange have difficulty copying the name right from the package. Could this reflect their appreciation of the product?
Anyway, EDH-1 produced drag at moderate to high speeds even with the lights off, see the tests here (http://www.veloplus.ch/AlleProdukte/Beleuchtung/Dynamos.aspx?page=1).
04-28-09, 08:11 PM
I certainly would think about it for a commuter. Considering the cost of the remainder of the wheel, the price of one of the Shimanos may be worth it.
04-29-09, 07:34 AM
Just found a review of this hub:
Similar in degin to Shimano's NX30 dynamo hub, comes without connector, requires a Shimano connector. NOTE cables need fitting round connector block the wrong way(!) the earth label on the shimano block is then on the wrong wire(!!) This unit easily provides enough power to run a secondary light (like the Schmidt E6-Z). It makes a good unit for a town bike or hack, more resistance than even Shimano, resonance from the poles of the magnets easily noticeable at some speeds but, hey, look at the price! Normal front hub width (100mm OLN) Also greatThey are very cheap over here - £14.99 or about $21
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