Author Topic: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter  (Read 54213 times)

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #275 on: October 30, 2017, 10:41:01 pm »
Is there an upgrade available to get these plugs and expandable widgets with the original model we purchased in your generous offer?

Or is it a case of it's easier to buy a whole new model 5?

Cheers

D.

Another request sorted: power switch

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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #276 on: November 13, 2017, 10:38:31 pm »
Everything can be retrofitted. The only advisory is with the solar panel accessory the input voltage mustn't go above 23V.

Drop us an email with your requirements.

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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #277 on: November 16, 2017, 10:59:38 am »
I note the power switch is currently out of stock.  Any idea when it will be back in?
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #278 on: November 20, 2017, 11:01:05 pm »
They should have been back in stock by now, possibly this week. SJS have stock and Keep Pedalling in Manchester might have a few left also.

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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #279 on: November 22, 2017, 02:47:35 pm »
Thanks.  I'll have another look.
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #280 on: November 24, 2017, 12:41:27 pm »
A few back in now.  :thumbsup:

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #281 on: March 09, 2018, 04:40:09 pm »
Just over a year ago I was contemplating getting a D1 to try with my velological dynamo - I'm still contemplating LOL, but wonder if anyone on here has actually tried that combination yet ?
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #282 on: March 10, 2018, 08:11:58 pm »
just a further question - a mate has an old Dymotec little dynamo, could I rig this with the D1 ?
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #283 on: March 12, 2018, 09:13:40 am »
Just over a year ago I was contemplating getting a D1 to try with my velological dynamo - I'm still contemplating LOL, but wonder if anyone on here has actually tried that combination yet ?

We attempted to gain output graphs from the manufacturer a year ago but the engineer was away at the time. As I recall reading the output is significantly different and this could overload the D1 electronics. SON says...

"Schmidt Edelux and Edelux II headlights are made to be powered by a 6 volt, 3 watt hub dynamo. The use of Edelux or Edelux II powered by Velogical dynamos or other experimental generators risks damage to the headlight's electronics. Damage caused by overload through such generators is not covered by the 5 year Schmidt guarantee!"

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #284 on: March 12, 2018, 10:02:18 am »
Had 2 years trouble free running into B+M Lumotec lights, but guess there is a risk there. Thanks for reply
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #285 on: September 13, 2018, 06:01:21 pm »
BTW I see from Igaro's posts on their Facebook page that a D2 is in the works, I was going to get a D1, but I might hold out for the D2....
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #286 on: December 15, 2018, 01:20:18 pm »
HK has been holding off on getting a second Igaro (after the one received through this thread) for a while now, despite being wildly enthusiastic about it. The new Igaro will be going on her commuting/ do everything bike with the original D1 probably ending up somewhere else in her fleet for next year's PBP. No doubt she'll find an excuse to get a third Igaro somewhere down the line.

I understand that the too-fragile cables got beefed up a while ago and that several upgrades and options (a little complex for this bear of little brain) have also appeared. Is it possible to get the stronger cables retrofitted to the original D1 for a fee?

Apparently the D1 is being replaced by a D2 but I have no idea what is actually going on. Facebook will continue to be off-limits for me and there seems to be very little Igaro info elsewhere on the interwebs. Can somebody provide a Reader's Digest version of the situation?
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #287 on: December 18, 2018, 10:38:47 pm »
A quick skim says the D2 ETA some time in 2019. It has a USB C socket built-in and the smoothing capacitor has been incorporated inside the casing. It seems like it has a moderately smarter / more efficient voltage convertor inside.

There's also something called a C1 which seems to be handlebar mounted and have status lights, and also has a vague future ETA (no recent posts about it).

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #288 on: December 19, 2018, 12:16:25 pm »
A quick skim says the D2 ETA some time in 2019. It has a USB C socket built-in and the smoothing capacitor has been incorporated inside the casing. It seems like it has a moderately smarter / more efficient voltage convertor inside.

There's also something called a C1 which seems to be handlebar mounted and have status lights, and also has a vague future ETA (no recent posts about it).

I found this post from April 2018 on Facebook about the C1:

 In other news the Igaro C1 is onto it's forth and likely final PCB and we can share a picture of it with you now. This one has been designed with casing form-factor in mind, and it is to fit on a 31.8mm handlebar next to the stem. It's only 40mm wide.

Look closely at the attached picture and you'll be able to spot two button switches and four LED's. These will give status indication and control over lights and USB.

We mentioned in a previous post we've hit a 99%+ efficiency rating (maximum), but now we can confirm the Igaro C1 also features ten stage load matching circuitry configurable to a particular dynamo model. This allows a peak power extraction of around 10W from a SON28.

The Igaro C1 will feature 50 farads super-capacitor storage. To put that into perspective, a Supernova E3 Pro 2 has 2 farads. This extra capacity can keep your devices charging while you wait for traffic lights to change and provide more power to bicycle lights (Igaro C1 will support the Igaro F1 and Igaro R1).

Another never done before feature, the Igaro C1 supports USB Host Mode to communicate and identify devices to allow for charging profiles. More charge, less light output, trickle charge below a specific speed, you decide. Once the profile is engaged the Igaro C1 switches to USB Power Adapter Mode (as required by Garmin units and similar). Profiles are managed over Bluetooth 4.2 BLE (as is updating the Igaro C1 firmware).

We're aiming for a release later on in the year but the complexity and amount of programming may push this back. Fingers crossed!


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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #289 on: December 19, 2018, 12:18:34 pm »
Looks like the C1 is perhaps more designed with straight handlebars in mind? Not sure there would be enough room on drop bars to fit a device 40mm wide on the exposed 31.8mm part of the bar's bulge.
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #290 on: March 12, 2019, 10:42:43 am »
Was trying to recommend the D range to someone, and the Igaro website seems dead, any info on site or current purchasing.

my original  D1 still surviving so far  ;D

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #291 on: March 14, 2019, 01:58:09 pm »
The D1 is now unavailable.  Unfortunately the D2 is not yet available >:(

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #292 on: March 22, 2019, 09:21:50 pm »
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Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #293 on: March 23, 2019, 08:00:39 am »
Seems a shame that a nice simple product that works well is to be replaced by a processor controlled device. It looks like it will be very good but at what cost, and most of us know the elements always win in the end with any device mounted on a bike.

Re: Igaro D1 USB Dynamo Power Converter
« Reply #294 on: April 12, 2019, 11:14:04 am »
Anyone looking to shift an Igaro? I've got a prototype on the old bike but could do with another one for the new machine. Problem is they're out of stock.