[TriEmbed] Battery Power for Projects (informal survey)

Josh Wyatt dragojdw at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 12:14:17 CST 2019


Hey Rob,
I regularly use recycled 18650 Liion cells from laptop packs, as well as a
few LiFePO4 cells in 18650 form factor. I also use smaller Liion "pouch"
cells, in the 150mAh to 800mAh size. I'm just starting to play with Liion
pouch cells from older macbooks (when the batteries were externally
swappable), which seem to be 2000mAh to 2600mAh.

I suspect the most flexible will be "vaping" batteries - especially since
that industry will likely experience a crash soon, with the requisite
flooding of surplus.

Thanks,
Josh


On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 12:41 PM Robert Henry via TriEmbed <
triembed at triembed.org> wrote:

> (--sending from correct e-mail this time--)
> Hey all,
>
> *Question for group*: I'm curious what battery packages folks in this
> group use for their projects? If there is quite a variety - perhaps offer
> your favorite/most flexible.
>
> *Background:* I'm currently selling ~12v LiFePO4 battery packs (4s1p)
> that I had as surplus from a consumer product.  Product launched with
> limited success, but the battery packs are selling well enough that I'm
> considering sourcing other chemistries / configurations.  Would like to
> keep with the embedded project market to start (that is - capacities less
> than 100 Watt-Hours).
>
> Any insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
> Rob Henry
>
> Rob Henry
> LT Cage Productions, LLC
> ph: +1.919.245.7684
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