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Old Apr 17, 2014, 04:57 PM
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Is it possible to do this?

I want to make my own battery from individual cells so I can have it just the size and voltage I need.

I also want to have as high voltage as a 12 cell lipo but using smaller cells, is that possible?

Basically I want to make a 12 cell LiPo battery that is much smaller than the ones I've seen so far.

Thanks for any help!
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 05:32 PM
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The answer is technically yes but I would not recommend it. Accidentally touch the wrong terminals together and you could be in real trouble with a LiPo fire.
Do you have the facilities to balance charge a 12s LiPo ?
Why not use four 1000mAh 3s (or three 4s) with a series connector. That way each battery can be disconnected and charged (or even replaced) individually.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 04:21 AM
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I want to make my own battery from individual cells so I can have it just the size and voltage I need.

I also want to have as high voltage as a 12 cell lipo but using smaller cells, is that possible?

Basically I want to make a 12 cell LiPo battery that is much smaller than the ones I've seen so far.

Thanks for any help!
You want smaller. Smaller, as in what? Size, mah, weight?
Would you care to elaborate?

Glen
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 06:48 AM
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Sure it's possible. Though very few chargers will charge 12s. Also there are not that many places that sell loose cells.

A quick search of Google found these instructions:
http://dream-models.com/electronics/...ng-a-LiPo-pack

Just how small are you looking for though? HobbyKing has 6s as small as 1300mah. No reason to build a pack if you can buy off the shelf.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Is it possible to do this?
Possible?
Yes.
Practical?
No.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 11:24 AM
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many online places to buy loose cells.. but the 12 cell battery charger is a rare breed.. I think you might wanta break it down to 6 cells or have a separate plug to charge 6 cells at a time..build what you want if you feel the need. Forget all those that kill ur dream..just do it have fun
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Ideally I'd like 500-900 mAh at 12 cell voltage that can deliver at least 10 amps, do you think this is possible?
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 11:43 PM
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Ideally I'd like 500-900 mAh at 12 cell voltage that can deliver at least 10 amps, do you think this is possible?
1S 850mah 20C $3.13usd ($3.13 * 12 = $37.56) + wire and connectors
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7649

4S 850mah 25C $9.28usd ($9.28 * 3 = $27.84) + wire and connector for a series connection
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

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