I am a cyclist and electronics hobbyist, so I am designing an electrical system for my bicycles.
"What do I need to know (standards, available components, good practices) so that I can design the proper CONNECTIONS in the system, either the cables leaving the circuit boards, or the external cable connections between components?"
I will use one hub generator on each bike. It produces alternated current at nominal 6V / 3W, this is sort of standard.
My plan is to have an "electrical system" on each bike, whose central unit would be a regulator/rectifier/limiter. This regulator would take the power from the dynamo and provide 6V DC to every other pluggable device in the system.
My concern is that I don't know what electrical and mechanical characteristics are commercially available in order to make connections that are:
- Weather resistant;
- Mechanically resistant to shock and vibration;
- Easily pluggable/unpluggable;
- Easily serviceable (disassembling for cleaning and/or substitution of modules);
- NOT over-engineered...
Hopefully, I will replace what I have now, which by the way works fine, but leaves a WHOLE lot of room for improvement... (image)