new magicshine with waterproof battery
has anyone got one of these?
I was thinking about getting one of the old ones and found this, looke like they have fixed a load of the problems people had with it and you get a handy battery monitor.
It dosen't say that the battery container is waterproof but it looks like it has a o-ring to me. What do people think?Posted 11 years ago
Arriving shortly and can post up a review ( tho I'm sure others will beat me to it)
FYI it is waterproof / has an IP67 rating (immersible to 1m)and costs only 3 bucks more than the already ludicrously cheap 'old version'
Whats not to like?Posted 11 years ago
I ordered one ten days ago, should arrive soon.Posted 11 years ago
Anyone know what the SKU number of the extension lead for the battery is to use this as a helmet light?
CheersPosted 11 years ago
32751Posted 11 years ago
ooo, good call. very glad i didn't buy the older version a couple of weeks ago. will prob. get along with a helmet mount.
wonder how long till a version with a uk plug – couldn't find one after a quick search.Posted 11 years ago
Considering there about 4 version on there…
UK plug version http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.30864
BUT as per the above link, neither has the helmet strap in the info unlike:
Reports from user who have bought the unit lately suggest the battery sealing is a lot better anyways.Posted 11 years ago
zippy – that's the previous version, not the new one the OP linked to.Posted 11 years ago
Hmm, wonder if you can get the battery separatelyPosted 11 years ago
yes CP didn't realise you expected a UK plugged version of that one… no you don't get the fancy battery pack but the std battery pack is now better sealed and that one comes with a UK plug as you asked.Posted 11 years ago
Just get the little UK plug adapter. The charger is 110-240v auto sensing anyway.
I think I even saw something like it in the local £1 store too.Posted 11 years ago
Mines on order and all you need is what ^ he said.Posted 11 years ago
yeah I know.. just an idle thought as to whether there would be a UK-plug specific version.
Will prob be ordering tonight with cable extensions and helmet mount.Posted 11 years ago
Hmmm, tempted to get one of these for helmet mounting, instead of an Exposure Joystick or Niterider equivalent.
How heavy is the battery – too heavy for helmet mounting??Posted 11 years ago
around 200g's Stumpy… lots of ppl complained that the P7 torch was heavy on there helmets @ 170g's.Posted 11 years ago
I went for the 5 mode version.
Not for the strobe setting but for the Hi, Mid and Low. (SOS may still come in handy as i've only ever night ridden once)
Seems to have a UK plug and the better battery.
I bought the head and helmet straps + extension lead seperatley. They were only 3 usd each so I thought it was still a bargain.
I didn't see the new LED display battery until my order was placed, but figured It'll not make that much difference ?
Anyways, mine arrived today and I can't wait to get home and crack into it !
What dark sunglasses for Cree burned retinas ?Posted 11 years ago
what code is it for the helmet mount for that new one as it doesnt come with one?Posted 11 years ago
Bit of a thread hijack here…. I've had mine bar mounted which has been fine apart from on bumpy ground when it shakes like crazy and gives a nice strobe effect, it's getting worse now the elasic band is stretching too.
Asides from wrapping it with a load of tape has anybody come up with an ingenious solution to get it nice and snug on the bars?Posted 11 years ago
Head/Helmet mounts on the linky above.Posted 11 years ago
Also the extension lead.
shakes like crazy and gives a nice strobe effect
I read somewhere that if you remove the serrated teeth of the rubber mount then it becomes a lot more stable. Also, try a bit of double sided tape – did wonders for my two fish mount. Only lasts one wet ride though. 🙂Posted 11 years ago
You can mount them to a normal bar clamp, instructions on page 90 (bottom of page) here
extract from above, thanks to moggy82:
Remove the top section and dispose (maybe keep the bolts)
Unscrew the old mount off the bottom of your magicshine and re-attach as shown
The grommet was just what i found to be best as it will provide a bit of sealing in the process. You need to pack it as there are only a few threads in the headPosted 11 years ago
Ooh, spot on, cheers. I was just going to do my patented "2 jubilee clips" mount but that's kind of ugly.Posted 11 years ago
Class advice, thanks a million r-kid.
CRC are all sold out of those bar clamps but I've found them hereif anyone else is interested.
Mine are on the way!Posted 11 years ago
great stuff thanks for the ideasPosted 11 years ago
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