How to power my lights?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Daeouse, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Daeouse

    Daeouse Member

    Pardon me, but I've check back 7 pages in this area, and I can't seem to find the answer to my question, so I will try to just ask right-out.

    I want to put a generator on my bike to power my lights and such. The bike will remain chain-driven, not electric. The questions are as follows:

    1) Do Dynamo Generators need voltage regulators for use at higher speeds? http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Bicycle-Dynamo-Generator-12V/dp/B000OBWMGK/ref=pd_sim_dbs_sg_1

    2) Can a battery be added to this system? Kind of like how a car is set up?

    3) Can I use a Dynamo Hub on the front axle without it burning out at higher speed? http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222358468/126/SRAM-i-Light-Dynamo-730.html

    I just hate screwing around with batteries, so I wondered if there was a better way. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
     

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  3. Daeouse

    Daeouse Member

  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    There are some cheap 12v lithium ion batteries on ebay. They may be a good choice for powering lights. Because they are 12v, there will be many lights to chose from.
     
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