tumble and fall battery charger

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tumble and fall battery charger

Postby jonbott » 6 May 2014, 9:52pm

my battery charger seems to have given up the ghost from my `tumble and fall` lights I know I can get one from Evans or other stockists for about £40 but is there anything that`ll do the job cheaper? :( one upside is my commute is getting lighter now the days are longer :)
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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby gaz » 6 May 2014, 10:18pm

Evans is £36 at the moment: http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/a ... tAodVycAEg Two chargers, not sure which suits your lights or if there is actually any difference between them.

In terms of finding anything cheaper you need to look at the info on the charger.

Matching the input should be simple enough, matching the output could be trickier (xV, ymA). If you can find something with the same output details it will also need the same socket fitting or you'll need to purchase/make a suitable adapter.
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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby MikeF » 6 May 2014, 10:26pm

How long have you had it? Aren't all electrical appliances supposed to keep functioning for 1 year or is it now 2 years otherwise you can request a replacement?
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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby jonbott » 6 May 2014, 10:29pm

Had it for about 18 months or so, I really wouldn't recommend it,parts are silly money
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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby jonbott » 6 May 2014, 10:42pm

gaz wrote:Evans is £36 at the moment: http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/a ... tAodVycAEg Two chargers, not sure which suits your lights or if there is actually any difference between them.

In terms of finding anything cheaper you need to look at the info on the charger.

Matching the input should be simple enough, matching the output could be trickier (xV, ymA). If you can find something with the same output details it will also need the same socket fitting or you'll need to purchase/make a suitable adapter.

Seen the USB ones don't suppose they'd be any good...
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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby edocaster » 6 May 2014, 11:08pm

Those are some pretty crazy prices for what are almost certainly rebranded DealExtreme lights.

The charger looks the same as this one, no? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00D ... 4PPJZ8PBAZ

Some people will pay more for peace of mind and a UK warranty, but the fact the charger has failed anyway doesn't inspire confidence in the more expensive product either.

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Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Postby jonbott » 7 May 2014, 6:07am

edocaster wrote:Those are some pretty crazy prices for what are almost certainly rebranded DealExtreme lights.

The charger looks the same as this one, no? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00D ... 4PPJZ8PBAZ

Some people will pay more for peace of mind and a UK warranty, but the fact the charger has failed anyway doesn't inspire confidence in the more expensive product either.

Thanks will try that one,even if the charger doesn't work the light will!
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