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Connecting & disconnecting the Dinotte DayTime Red Tail Light from the battery & bike

Old 04-28-16, 04:03 PM
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Connecting & disconnecting the Dinotte DayTime Red Tail Light from the battery & bike

Hello folks,
I'm considering buying the Dinotte DayTime Red Tail Light and I am wondering how people go about managing the use of a tail light with an external battery when it comes to anti-theft measures and recharging.

When you need to recharge the battery, do you disconnect the cord that goes from the battery to the light and just take the battery off the bike to recharge it?

When you park your bike somewhere, if you are going to take both your light and battery off your bike, do you disconnect the light from the battery in doing this?

I'm wondering how robust the connector that joins the battery to the light is and if you are meant to try and minimise the number of times you separate them from each other?

I was thinking that I would connect my battery under my rear rack central plate, so that it is somewhat disguised and only take my tail light off the bike when I park it somewhere, but then got to thinking about how sturdy the connector between light and battery is.

What has been people's experiences with something like this?
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I have five tail lights.

Same with the five headlights.

Leave the lights On and just remove the batteries for charging.

I use the lights for Day and Night Safety.

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I would recommend that you Remove your light as it is expensive.

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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I have five tail lights.

Same with the five headlights.

Leave the lights On and just remove the batteries for charging.

I use the lights for Day and Night Safety.

That is one hell of a setup.
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I would recommend that you Remove your light as it is expensive.
I'll definitely be removing my light from my bike when I leave it locked up somewhere, but my main concern is when doing that, should I leave it connected to the battery and also take my battery with me, so as to minimise the number of times I disconnect and connect the cord between battery and light.

How robust is the connector between battery and light and will it cope with thousands of connectings and disconnectings?
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Yes Disconnect the battery.

Most of my lights are seven years old.

The batteries are good for about 500 charges.

I am Now using these.

Solid Strong Connectors.

8.4V 3900mAh 6 x 18650 Portable Rechargeable Water - resistant Battery Pack-13.92 and Free Shipping| GearBest.com
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My Dinotte tail light is attached to the seat post by a screwed on clamp, the battery to the under seat bag. I remove the under seat bag and dinotte battery when I lock it up at work and leave the light on the bike. So far, 8+ years and nothing has been removed from the bike. If it was an area where bikes arent safe then I would figure ot a way to quick remove it. I dont think anyone has a clue what it is and how expensive it is. IT IS THE BEST tail light made, day or night. I have to turn it off on group rides since it bothers those that draft me!

I havent had a dinotte connecter fail yet.

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The batteries are like tires and chains as they wear out.

Do keep them charged when not riding.
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Why so many lights..I had five bikes when I crashed and went to a trike for safety.

Just got a 2nd trike so will be spreading the lights to it.

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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
The batteries are like tires and chains as they wear out.

Do keep them charged when not riding.
Hi 10 Wheels,
I'm not worried about the battery failing to hold charge after a while, my concern is only with whether or not I could inadvertently stuff up the connector between battery and light, by doing so many disconnections and connections.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Yes Disconnect the battery.

Most of my lights are seven years old.

The batteries are good for about 500 charges.

I am Now using these.

Solid Strong Connectors.

8.4V 3900mAh 6 x 18650 Portable Rechargeable Water - resistant Battery Pack-13.92 and Free Shipping| GearBest.com
Okay so the Dinotte lights don't have proprietary connectors and I can use any one of a number of non-Dinotte batteries with their lights?
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Why so many lights..I had five bikes when I crashed and went to a trike for safety.

Just got a 2nd trike so will be spreading the lights to it.


Nice trike.

What is the story with your crash? I am unaware of the details.
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