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Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 1800mAh. If you need a larger (or smaller!) battery, we have a full range of LiPoly batteries
The batteries come pre-attached with a genuine 2-pin JST-PH connector as shown and include the necessary protection circuitry.
The included protection circuitry keeps the battery voltage from going too high (over-charging) or low (over-use) which means that the battery will cut out when completely dead at 3.0V. It will also protect against output shorts. However, even with this protection, it is very important that you only use a LiIon/LiPoly constant-voltage/constant-current charger to recharge them (BMS) and at a rate of 2A or less (500mA is best).
Like most lipos, the batteries we sell do not have thermistors built-in. This is why we suggest charging at 1 C or even less - 100 to 500mA is a good rate, and available from any USB port if using a USB-powered charger
Additional safety notes: Do not use a NiMH/NiCad/lead-acid charger! Also, do not abuse these batteries, do not short, bend, crush, or puncture. Never charge or use unattended. Always inspect batteries and surrounding circuitry constantly for any damage, loose wiring, or the possibility of short circuits. P
- Dimensions: 66mm x 38mm x 5.7mm
- Weight: 30g
- Nominal Capacity: 1800mAh ±2%
- Nominal Voltage: 3.7V
- Standard Charge Current: ~0.2C / 0.5A
- Charge Cut-Off Voltage: 4.2V
- Standard Discharge Current: ~0.2C / 0.5A