Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
I'm wondering if there is any way to know when your batteries are finished working on a taillight ahead of time??? It seems kinda dangerous to me to have my taillight not working and not knowing it has stopped. Thanx
really - the "right thing" to do is to use two tail lights- no matter what. Your life and well being are far more important than the expense.
And don't forget -just getting "bumped" at night could change your life -you don't have to get whacked.
If you want to get "anal" and really know what you are doing -then get a charger that displays the voltage of your batteries as they charge. (about $35 US with four AA batteries and four AAA to boot.)
The next thing would be a cheap multi-meter - anytime you have an Alkaline battery -AAA AA C D etc - and it reads less than 1.5V without a load - it is more than half way shot. They should read at least 1.5V if in good charge.
In any case - this thread is ridiculous in the sense that anyone will risk their life around saving a perhaps a "dollar per night" just to scrimp on batteries. Figure it out - playing the "save the battery game" is just a lot of non-sense when it comes to bicycle lighting.
been there -saw the light -got real