Our good friends at Biktrix just got their latest shipment of 500w BBS02 drive units in from Bafang with an unexpected surprise. The drive units shipped with a 6v connector male designed to be mated to a 6V headlight assembly. Although several of the displays for the BBS02 have had support for turning headlights on and off, this is the first we’ve seen of support for a headlight through the drive unit. It is unlikely that all new drive units will have this connector, as Bafang is known to do short production runs with weird stuff thrown in like this.
The ebay headlight that I reviewed here will not work properly as the lowest voltage that can sustain it is 12V however there is a slew of 5V bike headlights with USB connectors that should be able to be cannibalized to mate with the BBS02. It’s not a standard Higo connector so we’ll be waiting with bated breath to see if someone will start carrying the lights or cables with the right female connectors that can be cut up to jury-rig 3rd party headlights onto the BBS02.
This connector could also be perfect for charging your cellphone off your big battery pack, or even feeding a dash-camhelmet-cam for your ebike. I’ve been researching different low-end weatherproof cameras to mount permanently on the bike and this feature may make it much easier to record every ride. So when those texting zombies behind the wheel run you off the road you will have a video of it to show the courts.
As I know more I’ll update this article. If it becomes a standard item on the BBS02 drive units I’ll also post it here, but very recent batches of 750W BBS02 drive units from Bafang have not shipped with this connector, and only one small batch of 10 500W units shipped to Biktrix as of yet have had the extra connector.