Polymer Lithium Ion Battery - 1000mAh 7.4v (Sale)

This high discharge LiPo is a great way to power any R/C, robotic, or portable project. This is an excellent choice for anything that requires a small battery with a lot of punch. The voltage is low enough not to tax your regulating circuits, and the discharge rate is high enough to accommodate a lot of electronics and a few small motors.

The battery has two cells and outputs 7.4V storing 1000mAh of charge. Because this is a dual cell battery pack, a special charger is needed. This battery is not compatible with single cell chargers. A compatible charger is listed below.

Note: Care should be taken not to short circuit or overtax these batteries because they don't have any built-in protection circuit.

**Weight: **85g (2.99oz)

  • 7.4V 2-cell pack
  • 1000mAh of charge
  • 25C continuous discharge rate
  • JST-XH charge plug
  • JST-RCY discharge plug
  • 70mm x 35mm x 18mm
  • [MSDS](http://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Prototyping/Lithium Ion Battery MSDS.pdf)

Polymer Lithium Ion Battery - 1000mAh 7.4v (Sale) Product Help and Resources

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  • rodolf0ac / about 10 years ago / 2

    Hey all! Hope you're doing good!

    I had a bad experience with the 1st battery I bought. It swelled (inflated).

    Looking at the MSDS document, found this "...and it is desirable that they be stored in a low-temperature environment"

    Should I keep this battery on the fridge while not in use for a short period of time (charged or discharged)? (1 week)

    In case it needed to be stored in the fridge discharged, how do I discharge it?


  • Meaghan / about 11 years ago / 1

    Anybody had issues with the wiring on these batteries? The connection to either the battery or discharge plug seems to have problems on mine - wiggling the wire can disrupt power.

  • Meaghan / about 11 years ago / 1

    I'm trying to create my own protection circuit. How low can these batteries safely be drained?

  • Member #462718 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Just saying that these batteries are not Lithium Ion but Lithium Polymer.

  • Member #119045 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I ordered this recently and it does not come with the connector pictured. It comes with a T-connector and JST-XH charge plug. It does NOT come with the JST-RCY discharge plug as described.

  • Member #148289 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Pinout for charger or datasheet at least?

    • Kamiquasi / about 12 years ago / 1

      Same as for any battery pack. You've got 2 connectors coming out of this. For your balancer/charger, you would use the 3-wire connector. Between Black (negative/minus/anode) and Yellow is one cell, and between Yellow and Red (positive/plus/cathode) is the other one. You don't really need to know about this, though.. the charger should have a 3-pole female connector socket that you would push it into (only fits one way). The other connector is for discharging, between the black and the red are both cells in series.

  • dcat917 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Got my batteries (2 of these) and charger today (sku: PRT-10473) and started reading the manual for the charger. It wants to know:
    1. Amperage of the charge
    2. Charge volts
    I set it to .1 amp and 7.65v, connected the batteries charge and discharge plug (per manual for balance charging) and it seems to be charging (5 min without and explosion :)
    What are the correct amp & volts to charge these critters? Since it's a dual cell I feel confident about the 7.4v, not so much about the amps.

  • ExpensiveHobby / about 13 years ago / 1

    Is the height actually 13mm? 1.3mm doesn't seem plausible.

  • MikeGrusin / about 13 years ago / 1

    25C * 1000mAh = 25A max discharge rate! Though not for very long, 1Ah/25A = 0.04 hours or 2.4 minutes. These are still great for quadcopters, etc. that need a whole lot of power for a little bit of time.

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