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Old 02-14-12, 02:32 AM
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Fixing Your Bike Light Battery Wire Tutorial

While switching plugs from the stock battery plugs to Deans RC Plugs, i accidentally pulled the very thin wire of the battery too hard and the battery would not emit any power unless i wiggled the wire. This told me that the solder joint to the voltage board of the battery came loose or broke off. I figured that these in-expensive batteries probably are not soldered on very well or at least, not enough to with stand harsh riding especially the bumpy ones. So, i went ahead and bought some 1.5" Shrink Tubing from Frye's electronics and decided to "rebuild" my battery pack. Here is a quit 'tute on how i did that. Anyway, enjoy!


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Nice! Glad to see you managed to recouperate that! So just out of curiosity - what AWG was used on that battery?
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
Nice! Glad to see you managed to recouperate that! So just out of curiosity - what AWG was used on that battery?
Dude..it was like 26awg or 28awg..it was pretty dang thin.
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Originally Posted by zerogravity View Post
Dude..it was like 26awg or 28awg..it was pretty dang thin.
Yikes! I just got some RC Lipos in to use for bike lights. Those suckers came with 12AWG wires! Maybe overkill for bike lights but 26AWG is way too small!
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
Yikes! I just got some RC Lipos in to use for bike lights. Those suckers came with 12AWG wires! Maybe overkill for bike lights but 26AWG is way too small!
Yeah..that is the standard now. I remember when i first started RC('85) the wires were 16awg. The good thing about rc bateries is that you can buy a few for the price of one bike light.
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