Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
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I think all HID ballasts are 12v. You'll need either another 6v battery to hook in series (same AH rating) or a voltage regulator that can upconvert, which will cost more than just buying a new 12v battery.
Offhand I'd say the cheapest way out is to buy a new battery; batteryspace has them with charger for well < $100, or you can get an SLA if you want to slum it. I did for a year.
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