Does a Polar Power Output kit work with a Shimano 10 speed chain?



JTE83

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Does a Polar Power Output kit work with a Shimano Ultegra 10 speed chain? Is it the right metal? I just got a kit from ebay and I don't get Cadence and Power readings. I think my powermeter is bad. Hopefully I'll get a return on ebay.
 

MY02_STi

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Without cadence you won't get any power readings. Maybe check the magnet and positioning of the sensor unit itself. A 9 speed or 10 speed chain won't make any difference
 

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JTE83 said:
Does a Polar Power Output kit work with a Shimano Ultegra 10 speed chain? Is it the right metal? I just got a kit from ebay and I don't get Cadence and Power readings. I think my powermeter is bad. Hopefully I'll get a return on ebay.
Unless you actually spent $300 on a Titanium chain, your chain is almost entirely made of some sort of steel which is all the chain speed sensor on your rear derailleur needs.

The default cadence magnet from Polar is ****. Try just moving a magnet past the cadence sensor position to verify that the LED in the power thingamabob goes off.
 

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I definitely have a good working cadence magnet on. This is my 4th power kit. 2 work excellent, 1 is slightly high, and this one doesn't work.

I glue a strong cylindrical magnet to my pedal.
 

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JTE83 said:
I definitely have a good working cadence magnet on. This is my 4th power kit. 2 work excellent, 1 is slightly high, and this one doesn't work.

I glue a strong cylindrical magnet to my pedal.
Have a check on this thread as I have just solved similar issues
http://www.cyclingforums.com/t-329277-15-1.html

As for the chain. I have the Ultegra 10sp and I have no issues with the chain being sensed at all. One other thing you should check is that ALL LED flashes are present.
Green = cadence
Red = speed
Orange = Chain speed (mounted on derailier)
 

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Go to radio shack, buy a rare earth magnet ($2 about). Replace the cadence magnet from Polar with this. I put it on my crank with RTV seal. You can use tape, glue, etc, if you like as well. This will help your cadence issue.

On the chain, polar sensors work work with any steel chain.

Bloggy said:
Have a check on this thread as I have just solved similar issues
http://www.cyclingforums.com/t-329277-15-1.html

As for the chain. I have the Ultegra 10sp and I have no issues with the chain being sensed at all. One other thing you should check is that ALL LED flashes are present.
Green = cadence
Red = speed
Orange = Chain speed (mounted on derailier)
 

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