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Old 07-04-15, 08:57 AM
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Sine Wave Reactor

I am thinking of using a Sine Wave Reactor to charge GPS and iPhone. It will be coupled with a Schmidt SON SL and Edelux II light. Does anyone have experience with the Sine Wave Reactor?
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Old 07-17-15, 07:59 PM
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Mounted mine this morning. So far, I'm impressed!

It will keep my Garmin 800 charging at about 7.5MPH with my Shimano DH-3D72 hub and 29+ setup.

I was a little surprised to be able to run the DRL on my Luxos B while also charging the Garmin but I think the light strobes at higher speeds than it otherwise would.

It seems like a pretty well thought out and executed product to me.

I would have gone for the B&M Luxos-U if not for the many tales of failure attributed to water.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:08 PM
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Here's a pic. I'm really happy that the Reactor is small enough in diameter that I was able to retain my internal wiring.

A photo posted by @BugShield on Jul 21, 2015 at 7:29am PDT

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Old 07-17-15, 08:10 PM
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Don't skimp on wire size

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I am thinking of using a Sine Wave Reactor to charge GPS and iPhone. It will be coupled with a Schmidt SON SL and Edelux II light. Does anyone have experience with the Sine Wave Reactor?
I love mine. I wired mine up at first with super fine wire. I then upgraded to thicker wire, and it charges better with thicker wire. It does not charge so much when I have my front Fly and rear Toplight lights turned on, but with those lights turned off, I get plenty of charge for my phone, with the phone turned on, with phone, data and location turned on, and Endomondo turned on. The Reactor keeps it charging. I ride about 10 to 12 mph on 700c wheels while touring.
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Old 07-21-15, 09:08 AM
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Update on that strobe of my Luxos-B DRL while charging with the Reacor; It doesn't go away even at higher speeds but normally stops at under 5mph. I don't think I'm going to try to run my headlamp and charge at the same time. This is what I expected when I ordered the Reactor but I confess to being excited by the possibility of charging while also using the headlamp which normally run any time I am on the road.
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