Post by saberconcepts on Jun 14, 2014 13:29:34 GMT -5
Just wanted to add a couple of things on how to tell if a cell is a protected cell by looking at it. First of all a protected cell is actually a little longer than an unprotected cell. (about 2mm)
And a protected cell will have an indentation on both ends of the battery (indicating a pcb on both ends) while a non protected battery will have only one indentation on the + side. It is a little hard to tell from this pic but there is a pcb on both ends of the black and gold battery.
Post by blessedwrath on Mar 27, 2015 10:13:46 GMT -5
Time for another StupidQuestion(TM): When assembling a pack, is there necessarily an outer limit on parallel wiring? Series increases voltage. Should parallel increase current, or is this one of those electrical oddities where the current is only supplied when the electronics ask for it?
As an example, I read somewhere about "barrel" packs, where there were three or more smaller cells clustered together in parallel, to fill up as much "wasted" hilt space as possible. These clusters were then wired in series to supply 7.4v.
I've seen quad packs, which leads me to believe that you can do this, but nothing in the way of a concrete "yes". I just want to know if a serial connection of two 3-cell parallel clusters is going to fry a soundboard.
Still very new. Only made two sabers. Have pity upon me, for I am novice.
I wonder if Luke had this much trouble when he built his first saber...
Yeah. I'm looking into what I can get locally. Being from New Zealand I don't think I can order batteries from the usual saber stores. Can't seem to find any battery packs. If I want to build one with a kill key, am I going to have to build my own battery pack? So have also been looking into how battery packs are made. This would be way down the line, as I'd probably start with removeable ones first. Adding a kill key/ charging port seems rather redundant with removeable cells, but are there chassis' that hold both a battery holder and recharge port?
Post by legendaryacura88 on May 31, 2020 11:24:20 GMT -5
I asked a question about batteries in this forum assuming that this thread (being a sticky) was more informative than for questions, then I read through it. I'll leave my other post for now but thought this link could help here. It lists a majority of major cells and there's an easy filter section at the top. the current filters I have applied via the link are 18650, 3400 mAh+, 9A+, and protected cells, but there are plenty of other battery sizes available to search. Hope it helps! Battery Comparison
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.
May 17, 2021 9:31:59 GMT -5