Disabling Batt Light in Cycom 

Description Useful with sealed batteries or just to cancel an annoying light.
Author pachakutek Date Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:01 pm Type KB Modification
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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






























After pic





Notes:
- 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)


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pachakutek Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:47 am    Post subject [ KB ]

[ Article updated...pachakutek ]

Category: Fix It / Mods
Type: KB Modification

Article Name: Disabling Batt Light in Cycom
Author: pachakutek
Description: Useful with sealed batteries or just to cancel an annoying light.

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pachakutek Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:54 am    Post subject [ KB ]

[ Article updated...pachakutek ]

Category: Fix It / Mods
Type: KB Modification

Article Name: Disabling Batt Light in Cycom
Author: pachakutek
Description: Useful with sealed batteries or just to cancel an annoying light.

>>Read Full Article
pachakutek Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject [ KB ]

[ Article updated...pachakutek ]

Category: Fix It / Mods
Type: KB Modification

Article Name: Disabling Batt Light in Cycom
Author: pachakutek
Description: Useful with sealed batteries or just to cancel an annoying light.

>>Read Full Article
SeaComms Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:42 am    Post subject

For anyone interested, behind the pic is more txt that doesnt seem to show:


Notes:
- 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)

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