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Old 04-02-13, 07:56 PM   #76
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lipos are less than 20$
Small Lipos are less than $20. But if you need 12Ah worth of 3s LiPos, you're looking at two of these at $49 each, so $98 or so, which is over double what the equivalent gel cell battery would cost.

I'm not saying that it's not worth the cost, but certainly they're only cheap if you need a small one.
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Just wanted to Update this thread, with the latest revisions. New Bulbs and a new charger:



Technical Specifications
Length 3 5/16
Width 2 5/16
Height 1 7/8
Weight 1.5
Shipping Weight (lb.) 2.0
DC Output Amps 750 mA
Absorption Voltage 14.4 V
AC Input Volts 115 V
AC Input Volts Freq. 60 Hz
Float Voltage 13.2 V
Maximum Power (+/- 3%) @ 25C 9 W
Charge Reset: Battery Voltage Threshold12.6
Working Temperature -20 to 50 C
Output Banks 1
Regulatory Approval UL/CSA/CE/
Manufacturer:Deltran


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TOSHIBA MR16 LED Bulbs. Only 5.2 watts, but have a focused ten degree beam, so The Cyclist can see fifty feet up the road

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Finally Bought the LED Lights I started this Thread about:


WE ARE Experiencing Technical Difficulties…

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Old 11-01-14, 07:30 PM   #79
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Red and Black Alligator Clips. Red is Positive+ , Black is Negative- .

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A Red Tail Light, 12 volt, milli-amp current drain. These are two and a half inch diameter, and came without mounting hardware. I had to cut a Coroplast™ Face Plate with an Xacto™ Knife, to hold the Tail Lights to the Rear Panniers.

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A Blue Plastic Electrical Junction Box (a.k.a. a Gem Box, a.k.a. Old Work Box) To protect the connections.

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Amber LED Marker Light on the Front Fork. This required the making of some Hardware. The Board is 6mm Coroplast™, which was painstakingly cut with an Xacto™ Knife. Then the Board was Creased , Twice, along Two Lines 1.2mm apart . Using a Hammer and a Chisel. Then the assembly was bolted to the Fork with a 1" U-Bolt.

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Tools for mounting a 12 volt Marker Light to a MTB Fork.

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The actual Headlight. The Coroplast™ Box (a.k.a. Handlebar Basket) has a Lid made from a Polyethylene Cutting Board.

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Coroplast™ Discs were left-over from cutting out holes for the Tail Lights.

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These are the Batteries that I use.

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These are the Connectors that I have grown fond of using. I no longer solder, Nor do I use Crimp-On Connectors. These Twist Lock Connectors are far more reliable.Unfortunately, these are Not available in Europe.

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The Twist-Lock Connectors for the Tail Lights. Again, I must apologize that these are Not available in Europe, and are probably considered "Contraband".

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This Photo shows the Amber Lights on the Front Fork.

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The Headlight and the Blue White Light on the Bottom Leading Edge of the Front Coroplast™ Box. Also the Amber Light on the Fork.

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The Tail Lights lit up. The Photographer was forced to put an orange road cone over the Headlight, as a Diffuser, otherwise the Photo would have been "washed out".

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The LED "Driving Lights".

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Prior to Installation...

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The Packaging of the new LED Lights.

In Conclusion, I hope Everyone has there Lights ready for the End of Daylight Savings Time Tonight. I hope this reminder saves at least one Life.
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Additional Lights have been installed. Now, the bike has three headlights, of 280 Lumens each, for a Total of 840 Lumens, And the rear has LED Tape, to accent the Triangle.
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