type of connectors used on lighting systems

type of connectors used on lighting systems

Post by paget.. » Sun, 28 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Can owners of various lighting systems give me some idea of what type
of connectors are used on their systems, ir; Nightrider,Nightsun, Turbocat
Deathray, Moonunit, Cateye,U-F, etc. Please repond to me, thanks
Mattie B

 
 
 

type of connectors used on lighting systems

Post by Eric W. Brya » Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:00:00

:*  
:* Can owners of various lighting systems give me some idea of what type
:* of connectors are used on their systems, ir; Nightrider,Nightsun, Turbocat
:* Deathray, Moonunit, Cateye,U-F, etc. Please repond to me, thanks
:* Mattie B

My Nightsun setup uses a small ***ized Molex pin connector. It works
OK, but I'd rather see something more substantial and positive-locking.

Something like a Litespeed connector (nothing to do with the bike company,
but considered to be the best connector for RC cars) would work great,
with a lower resistance, self-cleaning contacts, and larger size (easier
to grip with gloves or cold, wet fingers).

--
Eric Bryant
Michigan Technological University

 
 
 

type of connectors used on lighting systems

Post by Alan Blo » Wed, 31 Jan 1996 04:00:00

:  
: Can owners of various lighting systems give me some idea of what type
: of connectors are used on their systems, ir; Nightrider,Nightsun, Turbocat
: Deathray, Moonunit, Cateye,U-F, etc. Please repond to me, thanks
: Mattie B

My Turbocat used a small 2-pin Molex connector.  I finally got fed up with
the intermittent connection.  So I cut off the connectors and soldered
the wires together directly.  It makes the unit slightly harder to mount
onto and remove from the bike, but now I don't have to worry about the light
going out at inopportune moments.

Alan Bloom

 
 
 

type of connectors used on lighting systems

Post by Mark Hick » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> :*  
> :* Can owners of various lighting systems give me some idea of what type
> :* of connectors are used on their systems, ir; Nightrider,Nightsun, Turbocat
> :* Deathray, Moonunit, Cateye,U-F, etc. Please repond to me, thanks
> :* Mattie B

> My Nightsun setup uses a small ***ized Molex pin connector. It works
> OK, but I'd rather see something more substantial and positive-locking.

> Something like a Litespeed connector (nothing to do with the bike company,
> but considered to be the best connector for RC cars) would work great,
> with a lower resistance, self-cleaning contacts, and larger size (easier
> to grip with gloves or cold, wet fingers).

This is one of the main drawbacks to the Nitesun system.  Check out the
heavily sealed and gold-plated connector on the NiteRider.  I've been
using two of them for about 1.5 years without a single problem.  From
what I understand, the connector is rated for underwater use....

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles