This is a very small, extremely light weight battery based on the new Polymer Lithium Ion chemistry. This is the highest energy density currently in production. Each cells outputs a nominal 3.7V at 400mAh! 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: Due to the requirements of shipping these batteries, orders may take longer to process and therefore do not qualify for same-day shipping. Additionally, these batteries can not be shipped via Ground or Economy methods to Alaska or Hawaii. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Note: Be careful with the JST connectors. They can stick in pretty good and tugging on them can damage the connector. Check this tutorial for an easy way to remove them safely.
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.
2C continuous discharge - very high for low price Excellent long-term self-discharge rates (<8% per month) Robust power source under extreme conditions (-25 to 60C)
* * 5 x 25 x 35mm
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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It’s a power-hungry little chip (WiFi with SOC) and this powered it nicely for over 6 hours. They are right about the JST connectors, thay can be tricky.
Very easy to use, compact and light, but a few issues. Used these batteries with young middle schoolers, and had a few batteries get their wires pulled out. Not sure if it was the kids being too rough or a bad batch, but tell your kids to be gentle and they work great.
Long lasting, easy to recharge.
If you have bought any of these LiPo batteries you have seen them all but the 400mah fits for me in a ideal compromise on dimensions. These packs are well built, nothing feeling cheap or dangerous. Generous wire lead length.
purchased for an Engineering student for “Tech Wearable” competition. They were pleased with the performance. Sparkfun prices and items are fantastic- you receive an instant invoice and follow-up emails regarding your purchase. Thanks.
and kept on working just fine. Charged quickly, powered a 16 LED array all night before taking a hard hit to the pavement. Everything stayed in tact and kept on working!
I have used these with the power cell and they work great. Thanks. I am using them for high powered LEDs. I was wondering if I could pack two of them together for double the power in a very small place I am working with? I ordered the crimpers and JST plugs to do that myself but was wondering if Sparkplug could do that for me?
I’m sorry, but we don’t make these in house, so we can’t offer custom wire configuration. Happy hacking!
I have ordered these cells for a few months. I have found them to be of high quality. All test at the correct capacity. These are so much better than anything the radio control manufacturers sell. These are not for high drain applications. The protection control modules is a very important feature that gives piece of mind. The most important feature of the PCM is keeping the cell from discharging to a very low voltage. To low voltage WILL damage Lithium Polymer cells. I will be buying more of these cells.
Love these Lipos! They preform to their specifications. I really wish they’d offer these without the protection board in them. I am forced to remove these protection circuits for my application.
Fine source of 3.7V.
I purchaed these for a remote control and they have worked well so far.
Replaced the battery on my Dashcam with this one. It works as expected..
I mounted it in my Sena bluetooth interphone and it’s perfect. Great quality!
I was able to combined them into 7.4 v batteries. I would like some around 200 that were about at least a third smaller. I model 1880 V&T and the tenders are really small.
I have an arduino mkr1000, which l got this Lipo battery for. I initially had trouble removing it but after reading the jst tutorial I understood how to get it out. The 3.7v Lipo I bought is perfect for my projects.
Seems to power my little Adafruit board and OLED display.
A lot of mAhs for such a small battery!
We installed these in our prototype LED ring light assembly and they worked out well for the application.