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Old 11-16-07, 01:35 PM   #1
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Pioneer e-light generator, any reviews?

Anyone tried a Pioneer e-light generator here? I ran across it on http://www.abs-sports.com/
Works like a hub dynamo but slips over the axel and is driven from the spokes so you donít need to build up a new wheel around a hub dynamo.
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I've found out this is a Pioneer ELS-100. Here is a review translated from German via Yahoo.
http://translate.google.com/translat...ial%26hs%3DVIY

I am going to order one after new year when everything has calmed down in the retail and shipping industries.
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Is it 6 volt (the standard for bicycle dynamos) or 12 volt (so it might power a Pioneer car stereo) ?
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I've found out this is a Pioneer ELS-100. Here is a review translated from German via Yahoo.
http://translate.google.com/translat...ial%26hs%3DVIY

I am going to order one after new year when everything has calmed down in the retail and shipping industries.

Hey n4zou did you ever order one? If you did what is your opinion. I have a trike with single side mount front wheels and a tail fairing. It isn't possible for me to use a bottle or hub dynamo. Perhaps a bottom bracket dynamo but I live in very rainy area and question slippage.
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Hey n4zou did you ever order one? If you did what is your opinion. I have a trike with single side mount front wheels and a tail fairing. It isn't possible for me to use a bottle or hub dynamo. Perhaps a bottom bracket dynamo but I live in very rainy area and question slippage.
I never did. I found out that the drag with lights off is not much less than with lights on. The drag is less than a bottle or BB type dynamo but more than quality hub dynamos. If I were going to be using it on a commuting bike I would go for one. For my touring bike; no. I use a bottle type dynamo on it so there is no drag at all when disengaged. Considering your wet situation I would go for a real hub dynamo. Of course on the plus side for the Pioneer dynamo it will crank out 770mA! Using a high power LED such as a Cree or SSC you could easily equal the light output of a 20 watt MR-16 halogen light.
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Thanks for the reply. Sadly I can't use a hub dynamo, unless I can find one in a rear hub.
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