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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:39 am 
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Does your lights mounted on your bars mess with your computer? Mine does, which messes up my mileage, speed, avg.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:22 am 
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????

Like how "mess"?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Like, um, 140mph top speed lol. Which screws up my average speed and distance. Its a bonty wireless. Forget the model #. It only does it when I put my lights on, on the bars.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:25 pm 
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You got yourself a messy light.
It's most likely the SMPS in the light, that is the culprit.
Shielding can be an option, but takes some effort.
What kind of light do you run?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Niterider 600 or the 1800.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Ok, that's not one of the "yellow" ones.
I'd send it back where it came from, as that is not acceptable for such an expensive light.
I'll bet you that yours has a defect, as they simply wouldn't get something like that approved, if it served as a noise transmitter to such an extend.

Alternatively, you can use shielded wire for your computer?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Yellow ones??? The computer is wireless.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Yellow ones??? The computer is wireless.


Yellow= Chinese ;)

Is it the same with both lights?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Its hit or miss with both. Sometimes it does it, sometimes it doesnt. Always mounted in the same spot.


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Ok, to find out for sure, try mounting the light and the computer as close as possible.
If the problem increases, next stop "shielding".


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So how do you shield a wireless signal?

Or is it the light that gets sheided?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:09 pm 
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net wurker wrote:
So how do you shield a wireless signal?

Or is it the light that gets sheided?


The Light ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:42 pm 
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I've seen this come up before; there are lots of threads about it in teh intardnetwr0ld.

Like this: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... -computers

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^ Reason I brought it up here as well. See who has run into this problem as well.

I fixed it though, kind of.

Just mounted my light on the helmet and if I need both, I'll just say F it and take the computer off.


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random walk wrote:
I've seen this come up before; there are lots of threads about it in teh intardnetwr0ld.

Like this: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... -computers


That makes a few good reasons, to ditch duty cycle control plus overdrive of the LED, and just make an adjustable constant current source.
That's how I make my lights, and truth be told, the difference in power consumption is minimal.
The only drawback, is that overdriving the LED is "no-can-do", so a more powerful LED is required.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:53 am 
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HUTCH wrote:
Does your lights mounted on your bars mess with your computer?...

Mine doesn't
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Cover the light (except the business end...) with tinfoil. shielding complete.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:26 pm 
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HillDancer wrote:
HUTCH wrote:
Does your lights mounted on your bars mess with your computer?...

Mine doesn't
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HillDancer, that's a nice looking light! Custom build?

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:44 pm 
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marpilli wrote:
HillDancer...Custom build?

It's a dual-quad amber LED light engine from DiNotte called 400A Daytime; not the same as the 400A with two LEDs. The primary purpose is for being seen.


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HillDancer wrote:
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HillDancer...Custom build?

It's a dual-quad amber LED light engine from DiNotte called 400A Daytime; not the same as the 400A with two LEDs. The primary purpose is for being seen.


What about that mount? Where did you find that?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:39 am 
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Heyyall wrote:
What about that mount? Where did you find that?

The handle bar mount is FSA's Control Center Computer Mount. I don't remember the shop I purchased from, but I know Amazon and many other retailers have it. It's more secure than most one arm mounts I've seen. The clamps and quick release feet are included with the light.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:16 am 
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Posting in this old thread because My night riding buddy and I have both had the same problems with wireless computers and bar lights. The comupter only seems to work, and even then it is a bid dodgy, whe the light is run full-blast. Running the light at low or medu\ium, and the comuter freezes up altogether...no readings.

We both solved the problem by simply taking the fancier wireless computer off our bikes and replacing them with cheap-o Cateye 7's. Nice heavy wire. No 'mo problemo!

All's I want is to know current speed, distance, top and avg. speeds, and total time running. I don't need to know how little elevation I've climbed, or what the temperature is/was.

And don't even get me started on HRM's!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:22 am 
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Okay Ray, I'll get you started on HRMs………..


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I have a bluetooth cadence/speed sensor on my disc trucker and I use a bluetooth HRM with it. No issues. I'm a big data geek and really like having the data to look through later.

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Wishful Tomcat wrote:
Okay Ray, I'll get you started on HRMs………..



It's just that, at my age, I don't WANT to know what my HR data is or isn't.

I figure that if I hammer it up a difficult hill and I don't drop over dead, then I'm doing good.

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Same here, as long as my heart is beating that's enough info. for me


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