[chbot] LiPo 1200mAh 3.7V
sdfgeoff at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 08:27:35 BST 2020
Overseas, hobbyking and banggood(!) are the common suppliers of drone gear.
They probably have what you are after, but that connector is not a common
one in the RC world.
These don't have connectors, but:
Recently I bought a usb rechargable front bike light from kmart, which had
a 500mah pouch cell in it. Fits the size requirements, but thats about it.
It was a pain to extract as well.
There are plenty of usb-rechargable devices for sale these days, perhaps
one could have the cells you're looking for?
Cheap cordless tools (eg screwdrivers) typically have a high current 18650
that is about 1300mah.
Similarly USB power banks typically have 2600mah 18650's (with lower
Not a solution for this case.
Vapes used to use 18650 and 18350 cells, so can be bought (not that
cheaply) at e-cigarette stores. Maybe some also use other cells? Possibly
have other import restrictions?
On 31 Jul 2020 4:41 PM, "Mark Atherton" <markaren1 at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> Trademe "1200maH" found this
> as almost the first item. Not quite what you are looking for but maybe a
> way to find something locally ?
> On 31/07/2020 3:51 PM, Stephen Irons 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/li
>> thium-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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