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Old 10-12-2008, 07:29 PM
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Has anyone any info on useing the white wire as possible charger to keep your light battery from dieing???
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:36 PM
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Welcome to the forum! You will find that this is one of those questions that gets asked over and over again. I haven't seen a system posted yet that works so I suspect that it is more trouble than it's worth.

My feeling is that it would require at least a rectifier to convert the white wire output to DC voltage and a voltage regulator to keep from overcharging the battery. With the added bonus that if the battery ever starts to fail it might draw to much current and kill the engine.

My recommendation would be to get a good rechargeable battery unit and just charge it up at home when you're not riding. Of course having said that somebody will now probably come up with an ingeneous system that works!

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Old 10-13-2008, 06:26 AM
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Has anybody bought/tested a 32 hole generator hub yet?

I was just wondering if it would be worth a try...

Shimano 32 hole Nexus Generator Hub DH-3N71 for Disk Brake -
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