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    Nano battery for magicshine?

    Anyone have any idea where I could get/make something like this nano battery for lupines that would work with my magicshine 856? I'd just like the security of an extra 15-20 minutes of light in my pocket.

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    Nano battery

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    You could make an adapter cable to use the Nano with your 856 or use the larger Magicshine 2-Cell Battery.

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    Something like this

    Customized Li-ion 14500 Battery: 7.4 V 750mah (5.55wh) with PCB / custom connector

    Swap the connector for one that fits your light. Additional waterproofing if needed and you are set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    Something like this

    Customized Li-ion 14500 Battery: 7.4 V 750mah (5.55wh) with PCB / custom connector

    Swap the connector for one that fits your light. Additional waterproofing if needed and you are set.
    Will this battery require a new charger? The specs list the max. charge current at 0.75A, while my Magicshine charger has a rated output of 1.8A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Will this battery require a new charger? The specs list the max. charge current at 0.75A, while my Magicshine charger has a rated output of 1.8A.
    My thoughts, likely a good idea to get the lower output charger for the two cell battery. I doubt the standard charger is adaptable to the two cell battery but I could be wrong about that. Strange I never thought about this before. I'm glad the subject came up because I've been thinking about buying some two cell batteries myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Will this battery require a new charger? The specs list the max. charge current at 0.75A, while my Magicshine charger has a rated output of 1.8A.
    Yes, you would be best to get new charger that is rated at .75A. In regards to the Magicshine charger, I don't know how good a charger it is in the first place. Using it on the small capacity pack would work, but life of the pack will suffer. If you went with a 2 cell pack made with 18650 cells then the MS charger is fine. The pack would bigger by 4 mm thick and 15mm longer. Not much IMO. You would also have ~3x the capacity of the 14500 based pack.

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    Not quite as small as the Nano, but you can get one of these, which is half the size of the 4 cell MS battery. No need to rig up connectors and will work with the MS charger.

    Oh, and cheaper then a Nano.

    Edit - Oops, just saw that someone else provided a link to this battery already.

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    Check out my post here on using RC batteries. They are ridiculously cheap and come in all types of capacity. What you are looking for is 7.4v or 2cell/2S batteries. You'll need a charger and to solder up a connector, but that's pretty easy.

    Can I use my RC LiPo battery in my magicshine?

    I've run a single 1600mah and it's super lightweight and is only $6.70. It should provide about 20 minutes on high.

    1600mah 2s: Sky Lipo 1600mAh 7.4V 20C
    A simple charger for $12: HobbyKing R/C Hobby Store : Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger. Direct 110/240v Input
    "Got everything you need?"

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    For a backup battery to be carried "in my pocket" as the OP suggests or in the hydration pack, I'd go with a 14500 or 18650 based pack. The metal case used on those cells is more rugged than even a hardcase RC type pack.

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    Sweet. Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize that MS made a 2-cell pack. And it comes with its own cute little case too! Perfect to throw on the frame for emergencies.

    Thanks all? Good info here for sure.

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    Sweet. Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize that MS made a 2-cell pack. And it comes with its own cute little case too! Perfect to throw on the frame for emergencies.

    Thanks all? Good info here for sure.

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    Dogdude, if you do decide to go with that battery from Action LED website, for $5 more, you may as well get the Mj 838 light set and get a 200 lumen light out of the deal.
    Action-LED-Lights — MJ-838 LED bike light set

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