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Need help with my SON dynamo hub

HolmHolm Posts: 9
edited July 2017 in Tour & expedition
Hello fellow bikers,
First i will apologize for my english since it's not my native language, and im not sure if i went to the right section of the forum either.

I just brought my first real touring bike (life lontano p18 from KTM).
This great bike already came with a SON dynamo hub installed and right now it's coupled up on the bike lights.
But i've also read people using it for electronic devices through USB-chargers (androids, gps, iphones etc.)
But when i look into it cant figure out how to make it work, i have tried to look around the internet for answers but i have not found any direct guide that lead me to understand how i can make this possible.

Anyone who can help me out on this one? or know someone who can? :)

Thank you very much in advance.

Posts

  • FKSFKS Posts: 27
    You will need a Sinewave Revolution (https://www.sinewavecycles.com/products ... revolution)
    and a battery like a Powermonkey Explorer (https://www.powertraveller.com/au/shop/ ... adventure/)
    The dynamo charges the battery and you use that to recharge GPS or Phone
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,841
    Pretty shameful the OP didn't get an answer for 8 months... it shows the slow decline in technical knowledge of this forum... if it's not about Strava, nobody knows anything anymore :-(
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Pretty shameful the OP didn't get an answer for 8 months... it shows the slow decline in technical knowledge of this forum... if it's not about Strava, nobody knows anything anymore :-(

    And it wasn't a complete answer either (eg Luxos light with USB). Perhaps doesn't help that this forum is double buried. I'm not sure of the logic of dumping it in with Sportives - even the bikes are different!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,841
    Rolf F wrote:
    Pretty shameful the OP didn't get an answer for 8 months... it shows the slow decline in technical knowledge of this forum... if it's not about Strava, nobody knows anything anymore :-(

    And it wasn't a complete answer either (eg Luxos light with USB). Perhaps doesn't help that this forum is double buried. I'm not sure of the logic of dumping it in with Sportives - even the bikes are different!

    For Audax and touring questions, it's probably best to ask on YACF or LFGSS... Bikeradar is mostly posers on expensive bikes... :wink:
  • Nick PayneNick Payne Posts: 288
    Or the touring-oriented web site cyclingabout.com. A search there shows quite a number of articles on dynohubs, USB charging, etc:

    http://www.cyclingabout.com/?s=usb+charging
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