rechargable rear lights

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rechargable rear lights

Postby stated » Wed May 23, 2007 9:13 pm

Do any of the popular rear lights(cateye/planet bike, etc) run on rechargeable AA/AAA???
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by BNA » Wed May 23, 2007 9:29 pm

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Postby Hotdog » Wed May 23, 2007 9:29 pm

Almost all of them, I'd have thought. In my experience the only issue with sticking rechargeables in a standard bike light is that unlike ordinary alkali batteries that ramp down in voltage fairly steadily rechargeables can go flat fairly suddenly, which can catch you out if you're not careful.
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Postby Bnej » Wed May 23, 2007 9:43 pm

If it runs on Alkalines you can generally use NiMH as well. Just make sure you get high mAh ratings for your batteries - 2500mAh for AAs, I think 900 mAh for AAAs. 2500 mAh AA NiMH batteries cost about $20 for a pack of 4.

Also slow chargers tend to preserve battery life better than quick chargers.
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Postby stated » Wed May 23, 2007 9:50 pm

So anyone use them? which lights you're using? I got plenty of AAs and 4h/15h chargers. Cheers
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Postby Bnej » Wed May 23, 2007 11:23 pm

I plan to replace mine with rechargables as they run out.
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Postby beauyboy » Thu May 24, 2007 9:08 am

I run with Zero lights and AAA rechargables. My lights have an indicater light that flashes red when the battery is low.

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