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Hardware => Suggestions => Topic started by: stefano.t on October 29, 2015, 02:29:01 PM

Title: Battery
Post by: stefano.t on October 29, 2015, 02:29:01 PM
Hi all,

Looking for some technical specifications about battery in the forum, I didn't find anything, so I have some questions and suggestions regarding it.

Stefano
Title: Re: Battery
Post by: argoste on November 07, 2015, 05:41:37 PM
Could we go the same solution of used by Novena?
They use RC battery pack. Easy to find, choose the size you want.
A dedicated board manages the power (running a Real Time OS).
http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page

Title: Re: Battery
Post by: argoste on November 07, 2015, 05:44:28 PM
This is an example of RC battery pack.
[https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F41nmQISoymL.jpg&f=1][/img]
Title: Re: Battery
Post by: argoste on November 07, 2015, 05:57:51 PM
My previous post was inaccurate.
Of course a LIPO battery is more appropriate.
http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_5000mAh_11_1_volt_3_cell_25C_LiPo_with_iD_p/tra2872x.htm
Title: Re: Battery
Post by: stefano.t on November 19, 2015, 10:08:54 PM
Hi argoste,

good job! Battery you posted is perfect for a notebook application: voltage, charge, dimensions are all compatible for a notebook. Maybe a different connettor would be better  ;D
Considering the different consumer applications for these types of battery packs, I think it's possible to obtain a custom battery for a notebook without any particular effort.

Stefano
Title: Re: Battery
Post by: cyrano on May 31, 2016, 04:16:04 AM
Please just include a battery holder for standard 18650 cells. That would make it easy to replace for anyone and every one can choose the cheapest or the highest capacity cells.

Even a Tesla is driven by 18650 cells. Probably a bit more than a laptop, though ;-)
Title: Re: Battery
Post by: Carlos on May 31, 2016, 01:08:39 PM
I second that.