Powertap SL - Battery Replacement

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  1. sglasgow

    sglasgow New Member

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    My Powertap icon is flashing for the first time indicating I need to change the battery. The manual suggests using a vice or a spanner. I have neither. Does anyone know exactly what spanner to get? I live in Central London and don't really want to carry my wheel around looking for the right tool.

    Thank you,

    Sean
     
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  2. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    A pair of adjustable pliers works fine (with a cloth to protect the hub). You want a jaw opening of at least 1.5 inches. Something like this http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/itemDetailsRender.shtml?ItemId=1611687874. You'll need to prevent the wheel from turning, but you can usually put it on the floor and press it against the corner of a wall with your knee while you turn the PT cover. Also, get some light silicone grease to lube the O-ring when you put it back on (for a watertight fit).
     
  3. sglasgow

    sglasgow New Member

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    Excellent -Thank you

     
  4. Alex Simmons

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    Yes - the grease is really good idea. Also I've only ever hand tightened my hub caps since then. That and the grease means you could probably unscrew it by hand next time, maybe a bit of encouragement with a tool but not stupidly tight like they sometimes can get.
     
  5. DesFlurane

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    My 2.4 came with a tool to remove the cover.

    Mind you it took a while to work out just what the heck it was;-)
     
  6. peterpen

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    Picture, please? I always have a b!tch of a time getting my SL cover off, even if I have hand-tightened and greased it. Wonder if the 2.4 tool would work on the SL...
     
  7. kevinm

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    My new wired SL came with the same tool to remove the cover. Basically an ergonomically shaped palm-sized bit of plastic with a shaped central hole that locates on the ridges of the platsic cover. Seems to work OK. Maybe they will provide it as an accessory assuming the cover shape is standard


    Kevin
     
  8. DesFlurane

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    [​IMG]Here it is.
     
  9. RapDaddyo

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    Cool.:cool: A high-tech church key.:D
     
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