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Dynamo light wiring gets magnetic upgrade with Dyna-Snap connectors

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When you consider the constant light, lack of batteries, and ever improving LED technology, dynamo lights are pretty awesome. The wiring? Not so much. We’ve seen some custom approaches to wiring connectors where the wheel meets the fork, but now Dyna-Snap is looking to provide an effortless solution for any spot on the bike that could use a connector. How do they work? Magnets…

That’s right, get rid of your standard connectors, it’s magnetic from here on out. Meant as a way to not only allow quick and easy front flat fixes, the magnetic couplers also appear to be perfect for travel bikes where things have to be disassembled to fit into frame boxes. Dyna-snaps are not only more convenient for travel bikes, but they’re also apparently much more durable which is important when TSA has their way with your packed bike. John Littleford of Littleford Bicycles says that the inspiration for the magnetic connectors actually came from the desire to find a more durable solution for his customers with coupled bikes after many broken standard connectors.

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Useful for any low voltage wire, the Dyna-Snap is easy installed with a crimped connector and a bit of heat shrink – no soldering required. They are designed to be disconnected just by pulling on the wire itself, and then will reconnect on its own when the magnets get close enough to each other. Offered in 1, 2, 3, 6, and 10 packs, the connectors are made in Portland, Oregon. Currently available through a Kickstarter, single connectors start at $18, and like most things, the more you buy the lower the individual price. If successful, Dyna-Snaps will be delivered around March, 2017.

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M
6 years ago

NEAT

deanaaargh
deanaaargh
6 years ago

Finally yes!
But they still need to be shorter 1 1/2″ long connectors are still too bulky for my set up. I’m sticking with jst connectors.

Mike Staufert
6 years ago

Awesome

onion
onion
6 years ago

Dig the concept! But bummed about the size and form factor. If there’s one per contact, they should be only slightly wider than the wire insulation, and the rigid portion needs to be much shorter. At this size, I’d love to see a two-terminal (maybe coax?) combined connector. Until then, I’m sticking with Molex waterproof connectors where needed, and I can deal with SP hub connectors for changing wheels.

haggis
haggis
6 years ago

Anyone could make these. Too bulky. DC connectors are best.

ascarlarkinyar
ascarlarkinyar
6 years ago

A bit expensive and no double wire units. Duh, electric parts usually have two (positive negative) wires.

I am already on board with a couple of orders though. My dynamo hub is a pain when taking wheel off all the time.

BTW no need for waterproof as 12v on down will not short out in water.

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