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  1. I decided to buy the Anker 20100 powerbank off Amazon; not terribly expensive, to run the usb powered light. I will stow the powerbank in my Rock Bros bike front frame pack, that also holds my iphone 6+. That way I spend about $80 (in including the pack bag) and get a better lighting system with way longer power than much more expensive lights. Seems like the best solution for me at this point. Though now I am working from home I don't need to commute in the dark on my Sondors--but when this virus crap is all over with it should be a sweet system for autumn. I have low vision so I need as much bright headlight as I can get. Perhaps this way I can also get away from a bike helmet light and use a motorcycle helmet for those cold wind-chill morning commutes, 13 miles. I will experiment and see if I can charge the powerbank from the lcd usb output while running the light from the powerbank. Might be a nice setup.
  2. 2 follow up questions: Do you have a power bank you recommend? I see the anker 20100 might work. If I recharged the powerbank from the lcd usb port, could I use it to power the light at the same time?
  3. That is an idea to keep in mind. I guess it becomes a choice of whether to recharge a regular light, or use a system like yours. I will have to put some thought and experimentation into it. thanks again.
  4. Reddy, thanks for the info. I didn't have a meter, so I ended up emailing Sondors tech support. They told me that the LCD only has a 1 amp USB port and will do nothing but charge a phone. So my idea of using a USB powered light will not work, at least with Sondors' LCD screen. Too bad.
  5. I bought a Sondors upgrade color LCD display (with the 25 amp controller) some time ago when they were first offered at a discounted price. I noticed it has a USB port on the right side. I bought the Securitylng USB powered LED light off Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077YGK2F1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 So I could plug it in the USB port and not have to worry about recharging a light every few days; this way as long as the battery had power the light would have power. But I find the Securitylng light doesn't work with the Sondors LCD display USB port. I only get a little flash of light from it, and it doesn't work. When I try it in my computer's USB port, it works great. I am thinking the Sondors color display USB output port doesn't have enough power to make the light work. Any thoughts? Am I correct? Has anyone tried it? Is the USB port only good for charging cell phones? Seems like a great solution if it would work, but as it is I am sending it back.
  6. I forgot to mention that I live near Salt Lake City , Utah.
  7. By the way, if anyone hears of an X matching this description, let me know.
  8. New poster here. I purchased a silver Sondors X 7 last September and have been having a great time riding it. Last Friday morning (2/16/2018) it was stolen from my garage. I filed a police report but have little hope of recovery. I take comfort in the fact that the fool who stole the bike didn't realize there was no battery in it, so now they have a useless, heavy, ebike that they can't ride or sell. I figure it will end up junked somewhere. Since my insurance wouldn't cover "motor vehicles" which Utah state law defines this as NOT being, I was out of luck. So I bought a new X 7 on the presale for May delivery. Until then I will ride my wife's Fold X when weather permits. So it goes....
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