These are very slim, extremely light weight batteries based on Lithium Ion chemistry. Each cell outputs a nominal 3.7V at 1000mAh! Comes terminated with a standard 2-pin JST-PH connector - 2mm spacing between pins. These batteries require special charging. Do not attempt to charge these with anything but a specialized Lithium Polymer charger.
Battery includes built-in protection against over voltage, over current, and minimum voltage. Please use caution when using this battery in wearable projects. When using conductive thread, a short in the thread can create sparks and heat. We recommend using coin cell batteries for beginners.
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Weight: 22g (0.77oz)
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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I use a 1000mAh LiPo in each of my solar-powered weather stations. The size is so small that they fit nicely in the 3.5" x 2.5" enclosures that I'm using, yet they provide more than enough power for frequent temp/humidity/barometric pressure readings.
Nice battery. Doing a great job as a replacement in a Fiio E17 headphone amp. Super service! Only minor point is the high shipping costs to Europe.
Used a couple of these batteries in my Game Boy Null builds (retropie emulator). If fit my dimensions perfectly and I get about 2.5 hours of play time (1 battery) with a 2.8" screen. It actually recharges from 0 to 100% fairly quickly which is really nice.
I like having the protection circuitry built into the battery. I have used these batteries for a long time. I never had any problems, or any reason to question their advertised capacity.
This is simply a battery, so I presume this review is more a testament to the excellent service that Sparkfun continually provides. Thanks!
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What is the maximum charge and discharge current of this battery? It is given in 'C' for LiPo batteries.
Can you please post data sheets for the cell and protection circuit? Thanks.
How big is this battery compared to a quarter?
If you click on the 3D model of the battery (the rightmost image in the photos), click the banana in the bottom left corner and select "25c" you should be able to see!
Yes, can you please share more detailed specifications RE "Battery includes built-in protection against over voltage, over current, and minimum voltage." I want to include low voltage shutoff in my next project so I don't destroy batteries, but if the battery already has a minimum voltage cutoff around 3.0 V that would save me a lot of trouble.
Are these batteries listed to UL 1642?
More of a question rather than a comment, but here goes: What would someone recommend, for say, using two or more of these in parallel? I have a sudden interest in battery powered devices, and I know that 1000mah is not going to be enough capacity, but 2200mah would be plenty. Ideally, I want my Sunny Buddy to charge them.
This might be late but I have done research fairly recently on this topic. I would recommend reading this: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/126673/charging-li-ion-batteries-in-parallel.
Basically, you can do this only if they are the same batch of cells, same voltage, same capacity, and from a good quality manufacturer (Samsung, Panasonic, LG, etc), among other things.
I would say probably not with these cells, but maybe.
But Sparkfun does sell a 2Ah battery and even a 6Ah battery now. So there is probably no need to put these in parallel anyway.
Hope this helped! :)
In parallel, I believe batteries such as these exhibit self-balancing properties, such that if one cell's voltage gets too low, the other charges it itself. The is nice and safe. Definitely double check what I said, I'm not 100% sure.