Turn signals & lights

Nickt919

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How visible are they in the daytime? I do 99% of my riding during the day...
I’m not sure yet. They’re sold as truck markers…12v LED.

It came with an extra so I plan to use that one and up the voltage a bit above 12v.
LiIon cells are 3.7v each… 4 = 14.8.
I figured on trying that and see if it doesn’t blow it.
 

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Right now I'm using a 3S 2250ma soft pack lipo for the lights and horn. This battery is quite small but that only gets me close to an hour on a charge with the head light on. I'd like that to be a bit longer if possible. I'm not sure how long for just the taillight and/or brake light on a charge. That would probably last many hours.
Past experience with lipo packs in the rc hobby has me a bit cautious about leaving this battery on the bike unattended. When a lipo fails...and it's not unheard of...they make a big fire ball if shorted.
I figure a few of the 18650 LiIon cells in series/parallel are much safer as far as leaving it unattended and not in a fireproof box. They're fairly reasonably priced to make up a power source.

I have 18v LiIon power tool packs but those cost $100 each new. Not a reasonable option for a power supply.
 

Herman Klutz

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There are adapters for the power tool batteries that provide 2 wire leads. Add in a voltage reducer from 18v to 12v and use the power tool battery as needed. We have one that uses my Dewalt batteries to supply power to our 12v camping accessories.
 

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This is what I am using for all my lights.. with 5 amps it lasts about 3-4 hours. A $25 charger and the right connectors make charging and powering your bike lights easy. A bit bulky, but very light weight. You can get smaller ones with less amps and less power time. I find my horn uses the most current in my setup as it is a typical motorcycle horn with the "vibrating" sounding surface that has been around for ages. I am going to replace it with an electronic version if I find one that is loud enough.

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