[chbot] LiPo 1200mAh 3.7V

Stephen Irons stephen at irons.nz
Fri Jul 31 05:03:04 BST 2020

Actually, I am /not/ willing to pay $220 for shipping, which is what 
DHL seem to want for shipping LiPos...


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 15:51, Stephen Irons <stephen at irons.nz> wrote:
> I am looking for a few (2--5) LiPo batteries, around 1200 mAh 3.7 V 
> with 2 mm JST connector, size about 50 x 35 x 7 mm.
> The BOM calls for 
> <https://nicegear.nz/product/lithium-ion-polymer-battery-1200mah> but 
> they are out of stock with no ETA -- they seem to be tricky to bring 
> into the country at this time.
> Spare lithum cells seem tricky to buy from overseas. We buy AA Li-ion 
> batteries in pairs inside cheap-as torches (and throw away the 
> garbage housing) so they are shipped as consumer items, rather than 
> spare batteries. But I have not found an off-shore source for these 
> LiPos in a consumer device.
> I have looked at a few online hobby shops -- drones often use small 
> lipos -- but have not had any success.
> Fairly urgent (10--14 days is when other offshore items are 
> arriving), and I am happy to pay for DHL or similar shipping, but if 
> they are really not available in NZ, we will have to think of an 
> alternative.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Stephen Irons

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