Lithium Ion Battery - 2Ah

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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.

Note: This battery is not available to ship to Alaska or Hawaii, or through any express services (2-day, overnight), or internationally. This is temporary! Check out our blog post for more information. Additionally orders may take longer to process and therefore do not qualify for same-day shipping. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

Note: This item is non-returnable. If this item arrives damaged or is not functioning properly, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if further actions may be taken.

  • Excellent long-term self-discharge rates (<8% per month)
  • Robust power source under extreme conditions (-25 to 60C)
  • Dimensions: 5.6mm x 49.2mm x 68.8mm
  • Weight: 36g (1.27oz)

Lithium Ion Battery - 2Ah Product Help and Resources

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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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Customer Comments

  • What is the maximum current draw?

  • Can these batteries be connected in series to provide 7.4v with 2000mAH?

  • I was wondering why this battery replaced this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/8483. The other battery had great reviews, what is different about this battery to justify a new product number and page? They appear to be almost identical.

    • Mostly we got them for a more reliable supplier with better documentation. They should be pretty much identical, just with more documentation.

      • They are not identical. The old one was roughly 53mm x 62mm and this one is 50mm x 70mm, and will no longer fit for my project :(

        • JPitty / last year / 1

          I agree, they are not dimensionally equivalent. The added thickness doesn’t fit in my enclosure. I’ve purchased >300 of these and now have to find a different source. Bummer, because better documentation is nearly useless.

  • We’re using these batteries in the MinXSS-2 CubeSat which should be launched into orbit in 2018 October! Is there a datasheet? I see the MSDS and the connector sheet… but not the regular datasheet.

  • Is there any data on the parasitic losses from the on-board circuitry? I am sourcing batteries for a outdoor solar-recharged project with limited solar capacity so every point of loss is very important.

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Works great as advertised

Incredibly long time on a charge.

Provides power for my projects over 24 hours

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.

Solid performance lithium 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.