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    Where to get coiled wire for light to battery?

    I have been searching high and low on this and I have not found anything that would work. I found some in JEGS ( automotive HP parts catalog ) but its 5' long.. i need something say 2-3 feet max..

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    Either phone cabling or from Batteryspace (about $10).

    (edit: I've never checked the current capacity of phone cabling, it's just a thought)
    Last edited by womble; 04-27-2009 at 07:19 PM.

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    I just bought some from Batteryspace.com, about $5 but they charged me $10 for shipping. Good stuff though.

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    Beware! Phone cabling is not suitable for high currents for P7 / MC-E !

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    They are normally 3 or 4 pairs,just double them up it will be fine.
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    Cellphone car chargers have a pretty nice coiled cord and it is usually a pretty good length. Ebay ones are pretty cheap. I also have seen them at Goodwill for a dollar.

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    yeah I was thinking of using the cell phone chargers. but usually they are rated for like 5.5v or even lower... Would they handle three xr-e's? well its going to be ran from 14.8v to the bflex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroneeyedboh
    yeah I was thinking of using the cell phone chargers. but usually they are rated for like 5.5v or even lower... Would they handle three xr-e's? well its going to be ran from 14.8v to the bflex.
    For bike light use the important value for a wire's capacity is amperage, not voltage. The wire inside a charger coil cord is easily capable of 1A. Since your triple XR-E will be wired in series to be driven by a bflex, then you will be drawing less than1A on your high setting.

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    here`s a handy table.....
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    http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
    ...Scun.thorpe, UK

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    hendo thanks. ima save that link now. And VanC.... I guess cell phone charger it is. thanks!!

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