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Old 02-06-22, 08:00 PM
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Headlight/wireless computer conflict

Headlight is a Niterider LED 850 lumens. Have tried it with two Cateye wireless computers, a Micro and a basic Padrone. The headlight shuts the Micro down completely and shuts the Padrone off when it's in blinking mode but not in steady mode. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-06-22, 08:51 PM
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electrical noise try to get them farther apart.
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Old 02-06-22, 08:54 PM
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I had that problem with my cameras interfering with the GPS. I had to move them farther apart. Some things just don't play well together. I see why airlines are concerned with 5G=WiFi on steroids.
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Old 02-08-22, 02:37 PM
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This sounds very much like a post on the I-Bob list a couple of days ago.
Any plans on what you'll be doing about it?

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I think you'll find this happening with the older wireless computers. Problem tends to go away with newer ANT+/BLE units, so it has to be a frequency issue and as said you'll need to move the light farther away from the computer.
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Originally Posted by gkamieneski View Post
I think you'll find this happening with...
analog signal

...wireless computers. Problem tends to go away with...
digital signal computers.

Yeah, I just went through this. It's electronic noise from the switching circuitry in the LED lamp. Solutions are a wired computer, computers like the Cateye Padrone Digital, GPS units like the simple XOSS and the full zoot Garmin et al units, going to a halogen headlamp (Are you kidding me??? You can't be serious.), a factory shielded LED headlamp (I think the Cateye Volt and AMPP and maybe others) and various techniques to move the headlamp away from the computer ↓ . One cat claimed he'd made a custom mumetal foil shield, so snaps there.


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Old 02-09-22, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
digital signal computers.

Yeah, I just went through this. It's electronic noise from the switching circuitry in the LED lamp. Solutions are a wired computer, computers like the Cateye Padrone Digital, GPS units like the simple XOSS and the full zoot Garmin et al units
I've been very happy with the Bontrager RIDEtime Elite. It falls into the niche of "fairly simple cyclocomputer that works with ANT+ sensors, and has a display that I can use without wearing bifocals".
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