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Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon Pokerfjes » 12.12.2015, 22:14

A few years back, a product existed to power the lamphead of any lupine headlight from a 12V source - like a car battery. Can't remember what it's name is now, but I searched a year ago, and all links was gone - product must have been discontinued.
Does anyone know of any such product today?

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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon pioneer_56 » 13.12.2015, 01:52

You are looking for this: http://www.bikeroar.com/products/lupine/konvertex-2012 But I don't think they make it anymore.
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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon Pokerfjes » 14.12.2015, 15:03

Thanks for your reply, but that looks just like a lupine micro charger with battery connectors?
What I am looking for, is to drive a pair of Bettys directly from the car battery.
I've actually bought one of these to see if I can put this together myself.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271997712814
I've intentionally oversized the wattage of the DC-DC converter to make sure it has enough power for the Betty, but I'm probably going to test-run it on one of my Piko's first ;)

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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon pioneer_56 » 20.12.2015, 08:05

It does look just like a micro charger. I thought that also. Almost want to mod one just to see if it works. Hope your project works out for you. Lupine is really missing a large market by not having a converter to use with a 12v power supply. Think of all the applications you could use it for! Cars, motorcycles, boats, anything with a stable power source and you could have battery-less lights that have endless run times.
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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon Pokerfjes » 10.01.2016, 23:56

I've managed to successfully run my Lupine Piko off a 12V car battery. Bought this 10A DC DC step down converter and it was really easy
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321809429057

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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon pioneer_56 » 10.01.2016, 23:59

Glad to see it worked out for you! Looks like an easy setup to do if anyone is interested in doing this.
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Re: Running Betty off a 12V source

Beitragvon Pokerfjes » 11.01.2016, 21:45

I haven't yet had the guts to run my Betty from it, but the converter is rated for 10A max current output and that's almost twice the amperage of the 45W lamphead. So there should be enough safety in that :)


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