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Using a hub generator to recharge bits & bobs in the day

bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
edited May 2009 in The workshop
I have a hub generator on my bike with a 40 LUX LED up front and it's the mutts for lighting at night.

Of course during the day it's switched off which got me to thinking; can I use this power for something? I have found a few links to DIY circuitry battery chargers that take the power from the hub generator than use it to charge a set of batteries that in turn either run the light or can be used to recharge phones / GPS etc via a USB connetion but, while I like fettling, I'm not going to build one of these things myself, I'd rather just buy it in a box and bolt it on, tyvm.

So, does anyone know of a product that I can buy which would perform this function and avoid me needing to get the soldering iron out?

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  • WooliferkinsWooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    Go to Busch and Muller click on accesories then ride to charge. Annoyingly the text stays in German but the PDF instructions are multilingual. If the mobile people ever get round to a universal adaptor then I guess you could charge all sorts of things off this
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