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Old 11-23-09, 09:10 PM   #1
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Vetta tsl-c hack?

I have 2 Vettas and love them. However, as many people have pointed out, while they are extremely bright and well priced they have a painfully slow flash rate that uses the "low" output level.

Can anyone think of a way to add an external flasher to speed things up? Perhaps one could just leave the light on high and use some kind of capacitor/resistor/flasher contraption between the battery pack and light? I am not electronically inclined, so some kind of off-the-shelf part that works with the 6V requirement of the light would be ideal.
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Old 11-23-09, 09:30 PM   #2
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You should consider posting this question in the candle power forums. There are some very tech savvy folks over there that may have already done it.
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Old 11-24-09, 07:31 AM   #3
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I have 2 Vettas and love them. However, as many people have pointed out, while they are extremely bright and well priced they have a painfully slow flash rate that uses the "low" output level.

Can anyone think of a way to add an external flasher to speed things up? Perhaps one could just leave the light on high and use some kind of capacitor/resistor/flasher contraption between the battery pack and light? I am not electronically inclined, so some kind of off-the-shelf part that works with the 6V requirement of the light would be ideal.
I personally like the slow flash. I ride in rural areas mostly and want drivers to think I am a large, slow moving farm vehicle. I believe strongly in redundancy so the other tail light is flashing faster. The Vetta is only for it's brightness. I am considering leaving it on solid since that is recommended instead of flashing. Solid is supposed to give drivers better depth perception and improve their ability to judge their distance from a cyclist. Flashing gets their attention better, but it does no good if they hit you anyway because of a lesser ability to judge distance from you.
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