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Feb 13, 2017, 01:56 PM
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New batts arrived--what's up with the cases?


Just had four batteries arrive today, sitting in three white plastic cases. What's with the on-off switch, light, and wires on the cases? What cool things can I do with the cases? Also, what's the purpose of the three black rectangles on sticky back paper?

I like that the batts came with bump tags and the capacity was pre-programmed. Good on ya. thanks, Dan
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Feb 13, 2017, 07:14 PM
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The sticker is a temperature gauge - the rectangles change color. The case Picture?
Feb 14, 2017, 04:08 AM
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Just had four batteries arrive today, sitting in three white plastic cases. What's with the on-off switch, light, and wires on the cases? What cool things can I do with the cases? Also, what's the purpose of the three black rectangles on sticky back paper?

I like that the batts came with bump tags and the capacity was pre-programmed. Good on ya. thanks, Dan
Please, don't be so stingy with the details. Which batteries? Post pictures so we can see what you are referring to. We cannot help without more information.

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Feb 14, 2017, 06:50 AM
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Will post pix of the cases. I bought diamond 420's--3700, 1800, 2 ea 2200s.
Dan

edit, here is pix. 3700 6s in case for sizing, left lid is inside view, showing wires and right side shows a micro switch (on-off) and an LED.

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Feb 15, 2017, 03:51 AM
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Just had four batteries arrive today, sitting in three white plastic cases. What's with the on-off switch, light, and wires on the cases?
The cases are a clever way for Revolectrix to comply with certain air freight/carrier requirements for shipping LiPos to certain countries. The fact that the battery is encased in an 'electronic' box classifies the LiPo as being installed in a piece of equipment rather than being treated as a 'bare' LiPo battery. ...

The switches/wires etc are there so that the box is classified as an electronic device rather than purely a packing 'box'.


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What cool things can I do with the cases? Also, what's the purpose of the three black rectangles on sticky back paper?
Wheel chock.... Doorstop...
Feb 15, 2017, 07:35 AM
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An LED doorstop---perfect! Dan
Feb 15, 2017, 08:03 AM
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The cases are a clever way for Revolectrix to comply with certain air freight/carrier requirements for shipping LiPos to certain countries. The fact that the battery is encased in an 'electronic' box classifies the LiPo as being installed in a piece of equipment rather than being treated as a 'bare' LiPo battery. ...

The switches/wires etc are there so that the box is classified as an electronic device rather than purely a packing 'box'.
If this is true, that's pretty ridiculous - on all sides. I'm thinking put some USB ports on it for a high-performance portable battery bank.


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