devilpushmypedals asked: Could you please tell about wiring the dynamo with Plug & lights simultaneously. Thanks
Here is the scheme. We would recommend You to put some effort into doing this right. Use connectors between racks or fenders. By doing this, You don’t have to re-wire or cut the cord if You change the setup of the bike. Keep it tidy, You know, every time You use a zip tie on a bike, a panda cub suffocate and dies.
/ Team AWOL
This is the scheme recommended by Peter White too, however the execution is slightly different. Instead of using a single spade connector, you can also use what’s referred to as a piggyback spade connector. It’s a female spade connector with a male piece hanging out so you can “piggyback” a second spade connector on to the back of the first one.
In the AWOL setup, they have one plug with two wires running to it for both the headlight and the Plug, so those two must always be used together. Because removing the Plug II is not exactly simple, I guess this makes sense if you never remove the headlight. However, using a piggyback connector on the Plug will allow you to remove the headlight completely from the bike while leaving the (fully functioning) Plug in place.
There’s multiple reasons you might want to do this, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference. I really like the idea of using connectors between racks and fenders. I’ve thought many times while looking at my setup that I’d prefer to have a short wire with a connector near the light, and a connector near the hub, and an arbitrary bit of wire that could easily be replaced or changed to change the configuration between the two.
It’s definitely worth thinking this through and doing it really, really right.