Appcon 3000 by NC-17
 

NC-17 in Frechen, Germany makes the Appcon 3000, which is both an AC to DC converter and a 3000 mAh power supply. It can be charged from a wall outlet using a USB converter, or it can be charged from a hub dynamo such as the SON from Wilfried Schmidt. The Appcon can be placed inside the steerer tube of most modern bicycles, mounted to the frame, or kept in a handlebar bag or pannier. The output is by a USB A female connector. The Appcon 3000 can output to your mobile phone or GPS while you ride, and simultaneously be charged by your hub dynamo. Apps for iPhone and Android are freely available to monitor its status. Since when charging the Appcon from a hub dynamo, you should want all of the power from the dynamo available for the Appcon, be sure to switch off your dynamo lights.

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Appcon 3000

Appcon 3000 A-Headset Mount

Appcon 3000 Water Bottle Eyelet Mount

Appcon 3000 Carrying Bag

Appcon A-Headset Mount and installation tool for star nut

Appcon Installation Tool for Star Nut

Appcon Carbon Protection Case

Appcon USB Charger Cable

Appcon Standard Input Cable

Appcon Spare Part Set

Appcon 3000
     

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The Appcon 3000 is delivered with input cables, various connectors, a Carbon Protection Case and zip ties.
Part Number Description Price
APP4067 Appcon 3000 $350.00
     
   
Appcon 3000 A-Headset Mount
     

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Shown here with the Appcon 3000. The A-Headset mount fits inside the 1 1/8" threadless steerer tube of most modern bicycles. The star nut needs to be set further down the steerer tube than normal. A special tool is required for this. Also, the A-Headset mount only works with steel steerer tubes, threadless, and 1 1/8" outside diameter. That's also 25.4mm inside diameter. The steerer tube cannot be made of carbon fiber, and it must not be tapered. If you don't understand what I've written here, you must not attempt to install the A-Headset Mount yourself, but rather you must instead take the bicycle to a qualified bicycle mechanic for installation. Of course you can still use the Appcon 3000 with the water bottle mount, or the water resistant carry bag, or another bag such as a handlebar bag. If you are not experienced with installing forks in modern bicycle frames you can easily damage the A-Headset Mount by improper installation, and such damage is not covered by the warrantee. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions about installation!
Part Number Description Price
APP4083 Appcon 3000 A-Headset Mount $83.00
     
   
Appcon 3000 Water Bottle Eyelet Mount
     

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Appcon 3000 attached to the frame via downtube water bottle eyelets. You can still mount a water bottle cage. The mount fits between the cage and the eyelets.
Part Number Description Price
APP4028 Appcon 3000 Water Bottle Eyelet Mount $26.00
     
   
Appcon 3000 Carrying Bag
     

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Appcon 3000 attached under the handlebar. It could also hang from the top tube.
Part Number Description Price
APP4079 Appcon 3000 Carrying Bag $26.00
     
   
Appcon A-Headset Mount and installation tool for star nut
     

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You can buy the A-Headset mount and installation tool as a set. Tool on the left, A-Headset mount on the right. The star nut must be positioned much further down the steerer tube than normal. The top of the star nut must be at least 165mm from the top of the steerer tube. The installation tool has a bolt on the bottom that threads into the star nut. You then use a hammer to force the star nut down the steerer tube. Then twist the tool counterclockwise to unscrew from the star nut and remove the tool. The steerer tube must be steel. Carbon fiber steerer tubes WILL NOT WORK. Also, the steerer tube must not be tapered. Then, you will need a long allen wrench to install the A-Headset Mount.
Part Number Description Price
APP4210 Appcon A-Headset Mount and Installation Tool for star nut $104.00
     
   
Appcon Installation Tool for Star Nut
     

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The installation tool by itself. No A-Headset Mount included.
Part Number Description Price
APP4086 Appcon Installation Tool for star nut $31.00
     
   
Appcon Carbon Protection Case
     

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The Carbon Protection Case is included with the Appcon 3000. It is necessary to protect the electronics in the Appcon and the Case does this while adding only a tiny bit of weight. Should you lose or damage the Carbon Protection Case for the Appcon 3000, you can buy a replacement.
Part Number Description Price
APP4207 Appcon Carbon Protection Case $17.50
     
   
Appcon USB Charger Cable
     

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You can charge the Appcon 3000 from a USB source like a computer or a wall outlet with a USB converter. A cable comes with the Appcon 3000. You can also buy a spare.
Part Number Description Price
APP4204 Appcon USB Charger Cable $17.50
     
   
Appcon Standard Input Cable
     

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An input cable (input from the hub dynamo) comes with the Appcon 3000. You can also buy a spare. Or you may have two bicycles with different hub dynamos; perhaps one with a SON ,and another with a Panasonic.
Part Number Description Price
APP4203 Appcon Standard Input Cable $22.75
     
   
Appcon Custom Co-Axial Input Cable
     
An input cable (input from the hub dynamo) comes with the Appcon 3000. If you have a SON hub with Co-Axial Adapter, or if you want to integrate the Appcon with a headlight using the Schmidt Y Junction, we can make you an input wire for the Appcon 3000 with a Schmidt Male Co-Axial Connector. Price should be about $35.00 depending on the length you need.
Part Number Description Price
PWCAPP Appcon Custom Co-Axial Input Cable $
     
   
Appcon Spare Part Set
     

spare parts

Four zip ties, 4 4.8mm crimp-on connectors and 2 piggyback connectors for SON dynamo hubs, and two slip-on insulators for the connectors. These are included when you buy the Appcon 3000, but are also available as spare parts.
Part Number Description Price
APP4201 Appcon Spart Set $8.00