Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the wilds of NY
Bikes: Box Dog Pelican, Raleigh Sojourn, Specialized Secteur, 1991 Cannondale tandem
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Originally Posted by Project88
That was a mistake i made
I completely forgot about the whole charging thing the Minewt is my commuter light and i figured i would use that than i realized on some nights charging would be possible. So to save money i decided id see if there are any solutions. this would be my first time out on tour i was looking at the CYGOLITE EXPELLION since they can use both the rechargeable and standard battery but i am not sure how long the normal bats would last. i would figure not that long i assume the light uses alot of juice but thats an assumption. I know i have resurch to do to prepare but id figure id ask here take a few tips from those who have been out on the road.
Especially if you're a commuter, a genhub + lights might still end up being a good long-term solution, plus the obvious advantages for touring. Additionally, you can get devices like the E-Werk ( expensive, though there are cheaper alternatives ) for charging up any USB-powered device like phones, GPSs, etc, from the genhub.
I'm not familiar with your existing lights in particular, but you can get very large capacity USB batteries that you could charge during the times when you have access to AC power, and then use them for charging your lights on the go. Not ideal, but probably the cheapest solution in the short term. I have a Tekkeon battery that I've used that way in the past, along with a solar panel, but it's a relative hassle to deal with.
Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.