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Old 11-28-09, 07:54 AM   #1
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MagicShine connector

Each time I use the MagicShine, I have to connect and then disconnect the wires. To me, it seems like a "mean time before failure" type situation. Shouldn't there be a switch like thing? Also when I'm riding in daylight, that open connector seems to be subject to any airborne particles that might lodge inside. What's the solution?
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Old 11-28-09, 08:34 AM   #2
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I just take the lighthead off the bike when not in use; put it in a bag or pocket. A rubber cap of some sort would also keep the connector clean. Of course, you could also buy a Y-cable from Geomangear or whomever and use that for charging without dismounting the assembly. Then you could keep the primary connection permanent; even put a heatshrink boot on it.

The other issue is waterproofing the battery assembly. There is a thread about this on BROL, if you search there.
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The same is true with virtually all external battery pack bike headlights. If they use well made connectors there should not be a problem with connecting/disconnecting for thousands of cycles. I have not seen anything yet indicating this is a problem.
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Old 11-28-09, 06:26 PM   #4
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Airborne particles are not going to be the death of the connector. It'll die of the strain of being connected and disconnected first.
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