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LightCharge Hub Dynamo Bicycle USB Charger for Smartphones/iPhones/Lights


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  • Charges any USB-chargeable devices: smartphones, cell phones, GPS, lights, mp3, batteries
  • Great for charging iPhones. Fits all bicycle frames.
  • Additional direct connect circuit for your light kit.
  • Lightweight, compact, and highly energy efficient.
  • Compatible with standard hub dynamos.

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Product Description

Compact, lightweight, and versatile charging solution! LightCharge for Hub Dynamo is an ultra-lightweight and compact bicycle usb charger. It is compatible with standard hub dynamos such as Shimano. It weighs less than 2 oz installed, and it is less than 2" in diameter. LightCharge can be installed on any bicycle tube or handlebar. LightCharge is a dual-mode charger. Ii has a direct connect feature for the bike lights kit in addition to the USB port. Easily switch between the two modes with a touch of a button. A built-in voltage regulation system makes it ideal for charging iPhones. Its compact and durable design protects it from damage in the event of a fall or accident. LightCharge comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.

Product Details

Color: Green
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches ; 3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00K8H7DGE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,901 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Installation was simple.
Bicycle Barnes
While I strongly suspect that this device completely sucks, it is possible that it could work for you despite failing for me.
Dexter
There are three wires with no connectors.
Barbara C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bicycle Barnes on November 8, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I love this product. It charges all my USB devices when running during the daylight and acts as a switch for turning lights on or off. It will not charge and power the lights at the same time. I mounted on the handlebar near the stem and can charge a device concealed in a small top tube bag or handlebar bag. I also use it to charge my Bolt solar battery as a back up storage device to charge my phone or Garmin computer. Installation was simple. It would be ideal if you use an Iphone for maps or gps and want to keep it charged while using it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Footdale on August 24, 2012
Color Name: Black
I've done a few 25 mile rides both playing music and running a GPS app on my iPhone 4s and my battery gained about 5-10% increase in power. I've used other dynamo chargers in the past that would handily charge a iPhone to full in about 2-3 hours, so when trying this I expected the same thing. Don't expect this to charge as quickly as plugging it into the wall, but this will definitely sustain your battery for your entire ride, with a small increase in power. I'll assume that it could charge a lot quicker if the device was powered down.

Very light package, simple install, and a nice toggle switch, which can route the power to the charger or a dynamo powered light.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Barbara C on June 22, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I naively thought since the product description is for hub dynamo I could just plug it into my dynamo hub. But it's not that simple. There are three wires with no connectors. The instructions show nicely how to hook the wires to a bottle dynamo. Although you need a high powered magnifying glass to see the diagram for hub wiring. And if you can figure it out you still need connectors. A European site actually shows 4 wiring options available. One of them for the son hub with connectors. Although I could find no one offering this option for sale. If you have some electrical wiring knowledge, access to connectors and shrink tubing this is a great product because it's simple, light weight and it works. Just hope it holds up long enough to get me through my next bike tour. Back from my bike tour and this is what I now have to say.
This product worked great at first. I was very excited. But after one week of use it died died.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David G. Litt on August 17, 2012
Color Name: Black
I have been using dynamo hub-based lighting during longer rides (Audax etc.) over the past year, and I was looking for a USB charger that I could power with the hub dynamo to recharge my Garmin Edge 800 GPS unit or iPhone during rides. The lightcharge is a nice solution, that does not cost an arm and a leg.

Installation was easy, for anyone who can manage installing a dynamo light.

The lightcharge is relatively small and light, and there is a lot of flexibility about where to locate it on the bike -- you just attach it with plastic ties. I ended up with mine attached on the downtube of the bike, just off of the headtube.

I rode the "Rocky Mountain 1200" in late July, which started with 24 hours of hard rain as we headed into the Canadian Rockies. The cover on the USB output port kept water out and the lightcharge in working order, though I did not dare to try to use it (or take my iPhone out of a sealed plastic bag) during the rain.

Unfortunately, the Garmin Edge 800 does not work well with a USB charger that does not include a battery and so cuts in and out as a bike starts and stops. So instead, I have been charging a small Li-Ion battery, which I can then use to charge my Garmin Edge.

With the iPhone 4S, the lightcharge works fine directly.

Charging is not as rapid as when the iPhone or a battery is connected to an AC adapter or a USB port on my PC (hence 4 stars instead of 5), but the lightcharge is good enough to make the iPhone a viable GPS device for use on longer rides.

The lightcharge works as promised.

I will never run out of mobile phone (or GPS) batteries again while cycling.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Troy Mustache on January 20, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
it did its job while it worked, but this brand/model lasted about two months before it died. i've been told by an EE that it got burned out after too many downhills because it likely couldn't handle the increased charge. don't know if that was the cause, but i do know that it stopped working promptly after a massive descent down rabbit ear pass into steamboat springs, CO.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The cycling chemist on July 9, 2014
Color Name: Black
I am still trying to figure out how to install this with my Shimano dynamo hub. The connectors do not look like the ones in the picture and do not match the descriptions in the instructions. The installation instructions are primarily for their bottle dynamo, not the LightCharge, and the pictures for the connections on the LightCharge are too small and blurry to see. The written instructions do not match the product. My LightCharge has three wires, all of which are red. The instructions are for four wires--yellow, red, black, and frame (apparently a new color that I haven't heard of). I can't figure out how that translates into what appear to be three positive wires. There are no videos on their website or on Youtube to show me how to connect this to a dynamo hub, and I received no response when I emailed their customer service asking for clarification.
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