Post by legendaryacura88 on May 29, 2020 11:24:59 GMT -5
I'm going to be running a Tri-Cree off of a CFX with dual 18650's wired for 7.4v. Just curious what everyone recommends for batteries these days. I have a little experience with 18650's, as a vaper, but haven't purchased batteries in a couple of years. Are there any new and exciting batteries I should be looking at? I'm currently using LG HG2's, but will be buying a new set for the saber. Thanks for any input!
Post by legendaryacura88 on May 31, 2020 10:34:24 GMT -5
I found a pretty cool website that appears to list a majority of major manufacturers for 18650 batteries. It also has a filter section, so I filled by over 3400 mAh, 10 A discharge or more, and protected: Battery Comparison
I've heard of Keeppower around this forum before, haven't heard of XTAR or Orbtronic. Is the Keeppower NCR18650GR PBA a solid choice? I know LG makes a quality battery, would performance suffer too terribly if I went with the LG MJ1 with only a 9A discharge rate? If so, would it be worth considering dropping the capacity to 3000 mAh for a Samsung 30Q with a 15A discharge rate?
Really looking forward to any help from the experts on this one, I just want to make sure I make the correct purchase the first time.
Post by legendaryacura88 on Jun 18, 2020 8:41:09 GMT -5
Just wanted to bump this question with a follow-up. I read through the CFX manual and didn't see any mention of running the board at 7.4v, only 3.7. I had read in other posts that Plecter boards needed 7.4v to run all of their features. Was that only on older boards and the CFX only requires 3.7v? If so, am I going to run into issues because I wired the 2 color dies on my tri-crees in series?
As I mentioned before, this is my first build ever, and I'm trying my best not to screw anything up, but there's so much information out there! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The older versions of the Crystal Focus used a 7.4v battery. CFX uses a 3.7v battery solution. You'll need your led's in parallel not series. As for which battery, I normally just get them from TCSS since I know they meet our requirements. You don't need a high amp battery if you're using HP LED's instead of neopixels.
vargose: Verso $45, Sabercore $30, DIYino $30, Golden Harvest $60, Proffie $45, CFX $85. Do you remember when the days when the Crystal focus was $150? Gotta love the sheer availability of options now.
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