HuffyPuffy said:I got a quote from connectzone.com, but they are not cheap in small quantities:
LTW, DC power cable, male 3.5mm molded, 2 meters, Quick Type, IP66
LTW, DC POWER CONNECTOR, 3.5mm, rear panel mount, Quick type, IP66
I didn't mean #24 is not capable to sustain currents typical in bike lighting. I was more leaning toward unnecessary and not totally negligible power losses.OldMTBfreak said:Naw, we don't draw a lot of current. #24 wire is good for several amps. My highest current light only draws 2.2 amps (8 XPG's in 2 quad MR11 size).
Since you put it that way, I tend to agree. I have used computer power cables on my lights up till now, but the cables are way overkill and too heavy - but cheap as can be. The trailtech cables look pretty nice for a finished end, and they are 18 gauge - but I have not seen a panel mount female connector for them yet.ortelius said:I didn't mean #24 is not capable to sustain currents typical in bike lighting. I was more leaning toward unnecessary and not totally negligible power losses.
Let's take a helmet light (though yours is probably bar mounted, hence probably a bit shorter wire): at 120 cm cable length, 24 AWG means 0.2 Ohm resistance, which at 2.2A means 1 W of power. IMHO that's not something to ignore. After all, that's a few percentages of your light total power output.
If those connectors can only be gotten with 24 AWG cabling, I myself will rather keep looking for something else where say 20 AWG wire can be used...
Dam.. they look nice, but thanks for the advice and i hope you get your money back..troutie-mtb said:Jay dont bother I have had a terrible experience with those connectors .
got sent a sample put it in a light worked nicely .
ordered quite a few for the Libs they came put one in a light worked fine so a happy bunny.
a couple of days later it was sat on my desk plugged in to a battery and I sat down and the light came on .
:idea: strange thinks me so picked the light up and it went off and came back on .
so wiggled the wire about and the light flashed on and off .
turned out it was the conector making and breaking the circuit .
so then tried a few out and they were all the same .so now argueing with the supplier for my money back . and wasted a couple of weeks while I sorted out new connectors .