I have a Cygolite z-force HID with a dead Ni-Cad battery. I am looking to replace the battery, most likely with a NiMH or Li-ion. The manufacturers replacement cost is pretty high, so I am considering ordering a battery from batteryspace.com.
There are a quite a few batteries to choose from on their site, with varrying voltage and amp-hrs ratings. I know my battery is 12v, And I am pretty sure my HID lamp is 12 W, although I don't know for sure. They did recommend a 12v 4.2 AHr NiMH battery including a smart charger for $55. However I got scared after reading some posts on the batteryspace forum about people blowing their lights from hooking up wires with the polarity reversed or not using soft starts etc.
The last thing I want to do is blow my HID lamp.
I will have to wire in a switch also if I buy this battery since the OEM battery had the switch built into the battery case.
Has anyone used their batteries? Any recomendations on how I should proceed?
Thanks for your help!
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