|Disabling Batt Light in Cycom |
|Description Useful with sealed batteries or just to cancel an annoying
Author pachakutek Date Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:01 pm Type KB Modification
Category Fix It / Mods
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|If you got a Cycom, you
are probably accustomed to its very "useful" light arrangements. One of
them is the BATT light that, when working properly, will inform you that
you are running low in battery electrolite. |
I won't argue that this feature could be considered useful, since I'd keep it if it was working as expected. But chances are that you're battery is now sealed- no need for electrolite refills- or that the sensor won't work, hence the light will go off without really giving you any news or useful information... just another Cycom annoyance.
So if you still feel attached to your beloved Cycom, but want to get rid of the annoying light, please follow this simple steps below to do so.
1) Trim out the sensor from the green wire after the resistor. Cut between the resistor and the sensor. As close to the sensor as possible.
2) Connect the green wire to a hot (positive) wire. There is one conveniently running behind the battery.
Before pic And
- Some members advise that battery manufactures will ship the sensor upon request.
- In case you don't have the resistor, the ressitor is Blue,Gray,Red Gold = 6.8K ohms +/-5% (Not sure if it's completely necessary, but just in case)