|Drill with the first LiPo -pack I made some months ago.|
When I checked the prices of those tabbed Sub-C cells from net, I noticed that can get a decent capacity LiPo power pack at the same price. So i decided to give these new packs a go, thus I did the first conversion some months ago.
|Realistically it's only 1200 mAh if even that.|
|So much smaller and lighter.|
For this second build, I decided to cut some corners (and cost). This LiPo battery shown on these pictures is a cheap Chinese knock-off, with obviously incorrect markings printed on. Also the size is somewhat smaller so I'd expect the real capacity being lower as well. Chinese sellers are well known on their inflated markings, but I'd expect this battery to serve well at this application.
|Ready to close zip ties, balance port at left.|
|Charging with Turingy balancing charger.|
At the time of this writing I have no idea how long these batteries will last, but I'd expect them to stay good at least few years. If the new charger behaves, there should be no problems for some time.