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    LiPo baterries?

    Hi everyone, I've had quite a few lights over the years (use to make my own back in the halogen days, overvolting 12v bulbs to 14.4 volts, worked great, but had those HEAVY batteries...) and all my lights are 7.4v. I did a search for LiPo batteries and could not find anything relevant.

    Is anyone using Lipo battery packs?
    Which ones?
    Any good?
    What are the disadvantages?

    Just trying to get longer lasting batteries while still keeping it to a reasonable size. Presently using 2 and 4 cell battery packs. I also have Panasonic 18650 batteries for my SPARK headlamps.

    Thanks in advance,

    Johnnydrz

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    Do a search on "li-po" in this subforum, there are a few threads; they may or may not answer your questions.

    I personally won't use them because they don't work on 29ers.
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    lipo batteries are great for when you need high current output (RC cars), but are more fragile and have a slightly lower energy density than the 18650 cells most of us use on here. Hard case Lipos with an added PCB should be fine, but I'd rather go with 18650s personally.

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    Thanks guys, I'll keep using 18650's for now. They are easy to work with and fairly safe.

    Cheers


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