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Making a 18650 battery pack.

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by bpgoss1, May 29, 2013.

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  1. bpgoss1


    Mar 23, 2013
    So i'm trying to construct a battery pack using three of the following cells in parallel.

    Samsung Li-Ion 18650 Cylindrical 3.7V 2800mAh (ICR18650-28A)
    but first, i'm testing with the following: 14500 3.7v 1200mAh (400145001200)

    The problem is my device is accustomed to 3v from its pair of 1.5v aa batteries in series. Need to find a way to reduce the voltage with some kind of convertor or regulator.
    Is there a way to reduce this voltage specifically by .7v that could be applicable within the context of applying it to a 5v usb charging cable enabling the 4.3v charging of the batteries?
    Last edited: May 29, 2013
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    You should only charge the batteries with an appropriate charger or charging circuit.

    There are a number of 1-chip solutions for charging a single cell from USB. (Regardless of the fact that you have 3 cells, since they're in parallel they appear to be a single cell from the perspective of the charger.)
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