Bike light interfering with cyclocomputer?
I do apologize if this has been covered recently - but it is something that has me at an impass and I just don't know what to do. I have a specialized turbo wireless computer on my bike and a nite rider light. Not sure what model but it's a pretty good intensity with a blue'ish beam as I tend to right at night about 85% of my time.
My computer works completely during the day without any issues - though when I go out at night with the light on - nothing registers..no mph, distance, or anything. The clock works and that is about it. I know it's not a spacing issue with the magnet and sensor because I can turn off the light and spin the wheel and I get readings. Is this something that has happened with anyone else - and is there a way for me to have both things working when I go riding at night? Thanks so much!
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Yes it is the light. It's very common with wireless computers and HID lights. (The blue/white beams). You can try moving the light and the computer apart, but the best thing is to switch to a wired computer. Other things can interfere with the wireless comnputer too.
Buy one of the VDO DS model cyclometers. It uses a digital transmission and nothing interferes with them.
I've heard VDO's work great and my Polar HR 710 and 725 both work with my HID light.. All other wireless computers I've used go blank once I turn it on..
Another trick it to use a Minoura extension arm and place the light a little further away from the computer..