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These are very slim, extremely light weight batteries based on Lithium Ion chemistry. Each cell outputs a nominal 3.7V at 2000mAh! 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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Incredibly long time on a charge.
I have purchased two of these batteries. One for a Blynk Board project and the other for an ESP8266 Thing - Dev Board. Each project runs for over 24 hours on battery power with typical LED's on and blinking & no sleep mode. This battery backup is just right for these projects when mains goes down. Some local power outages have lasted more than 12 hours making this battery a must. I added a JST Jumper 2 Wire Assembly, Lipo Charger Basic Micro USB & USB MicroB Plug Breakout to the Thing - Dev Board to accommodate charging this battery.
This is a good battery for replacing failing batteries in small low drain devices like radio, phone, Mp3s players. I did find that the 2000 mAh rating is assuming a less than 500 mA discharge rate as anything over that begins to drag the capacity lower and a 1A discharge rate reports closer to 1450 mAh than 2000. I would avoid use in high drain devices.
The battery worked as expected.
Sparkfun's Lithium-Ion Batteries are reliable and consistent. I don't know what else you want from a battery. It has taken my projects from unpowered and useless to strong productive members of my robot army.
Battery is holding up in the project so far, no complaints
This battery delivers at or better than the 2000mAh spec. All of the 8 batteries (from 2 different vendors) that were tested (multiple iterations of charge/discharge) performed exceptionally well under load testing. One battery failed. Root cause investigation determined that it was the "safety board" electronics that failed. Battery appears "good". (No further testing has been done on it). Note: It is possible that the battery Electronic Load (XY-FZ35) caused the safety board to fail as I was running the discharge rate very close to the published limit.