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DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Has anyone ever used the 18650 batteries to construct your own 22.2v battery pack?

I think it would an interesting project.

Just seeing if there are any negatives.

Dennis

10-14-2016 05:10 PM
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wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Hmmm... I use 18650 as receiver packs on many of my models. Of course I only solder up 8.2 volt packs. While they are great receiver packs, I would be afraid to use them for anything requiring much more current draw. LiIon batteries often have comparatively high internal resistance and comparatively low C ratings.

Interesting question but I'd have to study the question more before using them at higher voltages and in higher demand applications.

Let us know if you try it.

Bill

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

10-15-2016 10:35 AM
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DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Thanks Bill,

All I have is time on my hands. I am/was certified in Hybirds & Electric automobiles. They have very elaborate systems. The Tesla packs contain about 1,100 18650 batteries and they use "every" bit of available space for these batteries. They have always fascinated me.

I have a new DVOM on the way as my current one won't measure mAh's over 5000mAh's. Interesting for a tool that will measure voltage up to 600v's, but not mAh's over 5k.

The key will be mAh's, will I be able to obtain <5000mAh's? If it does work out, I am going to try a pack in my 450.

I may even experiment with a few bad LiPo batteries. Most that are bad only have one cell that's the problem. We will see.

I will let you know,
Dennis

PS: I AM NOT ADVISING or ENCOURAGING ANYONE TO EXPERIMENT OR WORK ON THESE Lion/LiPo BATTERIES. I am just discussing MY project plus seeing if anyone has done likewise. There may be someone out there that just might STOP me from experimenting.

I have a family member who works for a Worldwide company who is telling me their experimenting with batteries that will put LiPo's to shame. I can't wait to see if it works out.

10-16-2016 07:26 AM
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