Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-02-06, 09:16 AM   #1
Phantoj
Certifiable Bike "Expert"
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ugh... I killed my charger, I think.

Hello.

I have an old set of Performance Viewpoint 6V halogen lights with a NiMH bottle battery. I think they were made by Marwi. The connection on the jack for the battery was getting flaky, so last night I soldered on a new jack from Radio Shack. I was tired and rushed and distracted and not wearing my glasses, so I did a lousy job. Also, I'm a poor solderer in the best of conditions. Anyhoo, did a bad job and the plug was shorted out. No sparks or flames because I discharged the battery before I did the "work".

Anyway, I didn't notice the plug was shorted (guess my brain was shorted), and I plugged into the charger and went to bed.

This morning, no charge, and no light on the charger. I think I've killed my charger.

What do I do now? The charger had some degree of "smarts", so I can't just improvise with a wall adaptor. I could buy another 6V Marwi setup off Ebay and have spares. Or maybe it's time to go HID.

I don't want to spend a ton of money. UGH.
Phantoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-06, 09:43 AM   #2
Trek930
All Weather Commuter
 
Trek930's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Detroit, MI
Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Giant NSR1
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check for a fuse in the charger. Many have them. Otherewise FleaBay
Trek930 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-06, 10:08 AM   #3
ItsJustMe
Seņior Member
 
ItsJustMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
Posts: 12,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
$27 for a new one at batteryspace:
http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1480
__________________
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.
ItsJustMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-06, 11:11 AM   #4
Phantoj
Certifiable Bike "Expert"
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No visible fuse; I'll crack (literally) the thing open tonight or sometime.
Phantoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:23 AM.