I second the El34 suggestion and add another one.
Originally Posted by pucked up
I get silicone wire from hobbyking.com. Also good for chargers and battery packs ect.
I use servo wire for internal wiring.
Just a quick bit of praise for ebay seller "boltmeup". They've got a good selection of metric SS bolts, nuts, grub screws, etc. They're UK based, but I think they ship internationally. All that's not the reason I'm writing this, though. There was a delivery mixup on a recent order, and they bent over backwards to make things right for me... that's the kind of service I really appreciate.
The study du jour: can one's reputation be artificially inflated by simply putting a request for rep in one's sig?
I forgot how much fun DigiKey is. I could spend a paycheck in there. And, their first class USPS shipping is cheeeeep....
Just ordered some small project boxes with flanges to try and DIY an in-line switch.
1.378" L x 1.378" W (35.00mm x 35.00mm)
Height 0.787" (19.99mm): 1551MFLBK Hammond Manufacturing | HM1058-ND | DigiKey
Height 0.591" (15.01mm): 1551NFLBK Hammond Manufacturing | HM1057-ND | DigiKey
EDIT: I built an in-line switch using one of these housings and I really liked how it turned out. More info: CatEye Double Shot XM-L (U2-1C) Upgrade
Last edited by marpilli; 12-20-2012 at 10:19 AM.
Alternatives for waterproof connector cables (cheap with free shipping, at least in the U.S.):
Amazon.com: Male Female Plug 2 Pin LED Waterproof Connector Cable Black: Electronics
If you want something for a pack to be charged with a balance tap?
Amazon.com: Gino LED Light Strips Male Female 3 Pin Waterproof Connector Cable Black: Electronics
There are others in white, with 4 pins, etc.
edit: I just noticed they ship from Hong Kong, so probably free shipping and a long wait for everyone!
edit 2: I ordered some. They are 22 AWG. The leads are about 6" long.
Last edited by random walk; 01-10-2013 at 02:05 PM.
"Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left."
— Ty Webb
I was recently informed about this company:
ZERO Manufacturing, Inc. - Deep Drawn Enclosures
their product of interest is drawn aluminum cases of many, many different sizes and wall thicknesses. I have no idea if these are suitable for bike lights, but they can be purchased with matching covers. Could be worth a look.
Good XML optic:
Good bright spot and some useful spill.
If the link gets removed, look for LED-DNA and 10 degree "reflector"
5PCS x 10 Degree 21mm Reflector Collimator LED Lens For Cree XML XM-L LED | eBay
EDIT- The vendors do have more of these if you contact them, even though the listing seems to have ended.
Last edited by Ofroad'bent; 12-21-2012 at 04:09 AM.
dealextreme works for me. Low prices and many DIY parts,. (emitters, batteries, drop-in modules)
Especially good for mods or experimental works.
sorry, I can post the link, Im a noobie here.
dx dot com
until now i have seen only 1 guy who is using LIPO cells , the rest is all still working with the Litium -Ion cells.. Why >?
I use LIPO for everything .. powering up the lego trains for my kids light systems for the bikes , they are cheap . powerfull good to charge and the last long ..