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    weatherproofing DiNotte's 200L battery pack?

    I just got a DiNotte 200L. I commute 5 days a week in very wet and very often soaked Maine. The battery pack for the light is very open and exposed, even with the nylon case. I can already envision water collecting on the cord, running down along the cord into the pack and sending my light to a flaming early grave. Has anybody found a way to make the battery case more weather proof? Or has anyone had the case get soaked with no problems?

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    Can you dip the battery pack in Plasti Dip?

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    I've been running the Ultra-5's for 2 wet winter without any problems, mine are AA cell versions. Don't know about the lithium battery... yet.

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    Water has been a non-issue for me with both the Li-Ion and AA packs... in Oregon... in the winter... almost daily.

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    Same with me, no problems with the AA pack, even in soaking rain.

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    get a big baloon and stick the whole thing in it (deflated). then twist tie the end to seal it

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    Thanks for the replies

    The "no problem" comments put my mind at ease and the balloon idea sounds like a good backup plan.

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    I don't think you'll have any problems at all. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    You can try wrapping some plastic cling wrap around the battery pack if you are worried. A condom might work as well too. Just make sure it's a fresh one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinier
    You can try wrapping some plastic cling wrap around the battery pack if you are worried. A condom might work as well too. Just make sure it's a fresh one.
    And not pre-lubed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derath
    And not pre-lubed.
    Hmm another use for the condoms eh?

    Well FYI those things can hold up to ~1L of water which should be no problems for your battery pack. Now you have another excuse for why it's in the wallet. "No really, it's for emergencies when it's wet and raining to keep things dry. HONEST!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEOMAN
    I don't think you'll have any problems at all. I wouldn't worry about it.
    Hey Geo are you able to sell the 200L without the battery charger? If so how much?

    Some people have been asking me on that and they have more then enough chargers already (~10 already in the last 5 yrs).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
    Hey Geo are you able to sell the 200L without the battery charger? If so how much?

    Some people have been asking me on that and they have more then enough chargers already (~10 already in the last 5 yrs).


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    I wish I could but that's how Dinotte configures and sends 'em - no alterations. I asked! Frankly, they don't add that much to the cost...

    A good question, though! Thanks!
    Last edited by GEOMAN; 08-21-2007 at 05:37 AM.
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