Rebuilding Water bottle battery for lights

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by livendadream, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. livendadream

    livendadream Guest

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    Has anyone ever rebuilt or made from scratch a new battery for their lights? I just cooked my nightsun water bottle battery (second one). I checked into a new one and was floored by the price $200. That's alot of beer, ahh I mean alot of school supplies for the kids. I saw a website on how to rebuild one but it is not very detailed. I was just wondering if it would be hard and if it is worth it, time plus money involved? Thanks for any info, J.:confused:
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Probably not worth the effort or cash. I recently picked up a sweet Princton Tec LED headlight with a Lithium ion battery for $100 on Chainlove. If your headlight uses a bottle cage battery, it's probably a NiMH or NiCad, which is old technology and probably not worth salvaging, especially for that kind of $$$.
     

  3. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Curious to see the tutorial. What is link to the rebuild?
     
  4. livendadream

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    Dean, here is the site,Icebike Home Page. This site is awesome! These people are truly hardcore cyclists. Go to equipment then to battery rebuild. I am going to give it a go. I know hophead said it is not worth it, but nightsun lights rock even if they are oldschool. 2 beams total 45 watts,1.25 hr run time on high, 2.5 hour run time on low. I used the #$%@! out of these lights without any issues other than battery failure (my fault). It is like the name says riding at night with sun in front of you. I will keep you posted, let me know if you find any other info. J;)
     
  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    In case you reconsider, Chainlove has the Princeton Tec Switchback 3 for less than half price ($171.99). That's a freakin' bargin and a half. The deal expires in less than 15 minutes. They have 8 left.