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    Lighting Question: Hooking up a Lumotec to a battery pack

    Hey all,

    I was just wondering if anyone could forsee any difficulties with connecting a Lumotec Oval Plus fork crown mounted headlight to a pack of 4 AA batteries?

    The way I see it, its a 6V light, so 4 AAs at 1.5V each should be right? Has anyone done this before or seen it done before?

    It would be a temporary measure before getting a wheel built up with a hub generator at a later date.

    Thanks.

    Daniel

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    This is OK as far as I know. I've done this to test Ovalplus lights in the past. Be aware the capacitor that powers the LED will likely sap a little bit out of the battery capacity (but not much, I imagine).

    If it had been an E6 then definitely no... the power surge plays absolute havoc with the magnetic reed switch. The Ovalplus switch, if it has one, is straightforward electrical switch.
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    Thanks for the advice, Rowan.

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    I have wired a Basta 6V/2,4W generator light like this and used it for several months now. I'm using rechargeable AAs with 1,2V nominal voltage, so I have 6 of them. The battery package delivers more than the recommended +20% overvolting when freshly charged, but so far the bulb has taken it OK. The Oval Plus standlight feature shouldn't be a huge issue.

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