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Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: WyoTrex
Date: November 19, 2016 01:14PM
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nalc472
I would think if your voltage would drop below 8 just replace one battery (if U have an extra) and it should allow U to keep hunting for the rest of the day.

Not a Good Idea and Highly Not recommended. This could stress the remaining two batteries. Definitely not a safe practice for Lipos in my opinion. I'm no expert though. Although I've been using them for over 5 years in numerous applications.

1. If using unprotected batteries maybe it could lead to explosive battery failure.

2. If using protected batteries, once a battery goes into cutoff it no longer supplies any voltage or current at all until re-charge. Like opening a switch or removing the other two batteries out of the holder completely. See warning #1 above if a protection circuit in one of the were to fail.

If you plan on using this battery holder, I suggest you read up on LiPo safety and proper use. Failing to follow such guidelines could be hazardous to you and/or your detector.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2016 01:27PM by WyoTrex.

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Re: WyoTrex - You're correct on the LiPo batteries
Posted by: ArizFlash
Date: November 19, 2016 05:00PM
But the thread has been about using Lithium Ion 18650 cells which are not has troublesome as LiPo.

Alan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2016 05:03PM by ArizFlash.

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Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: nalc472
Date: November 21, 2016 11:20AM
I can only use unprotected in my minelab 18650 holder. No room for protected. That thing goes for 30 hours and don't think I will have any problem keeping in charged. Dont get to hunt that much.

Re: WyoTrex - You're correct on the LiPo batteries
Posted by: WyoTrex
Date: November 26, 2016 10:38AM
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ArizFlash
But the thread has been about using Lithium Ion 18650 cells which are not has troublesome as LiPo.

Alan

You are correct Alan Lit-Ion are not as problematic as LiPo's however they are not like using a alkaline batteries either and similar precautions should be followed for any Lithium based cells

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: mikey48
Date: December 22, 2016 08:28PM
Rnb lithium battery for whites will run close to 30 hours on a charge for me. I got mine with a V3i detector that I bought used. It cuts a bunch of weight off the box, comes with a plug in charger for the battery pack. With the charger, & protected cells, the price is not terrible. Good quality lithium batteries are expensive, and if they don't work right, cells don't match, get overcharged, or over-discharged, they tend to catch fire... If you make your own pack, make sure you know what you're doing and use protected cells.

https://www.amazon.com/RnB-Innovations-HP-3100-Lithium-ion-Detectors/dp/B00LXBWB6Q

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: December 22, 2016 09:25PM
I'm loving my V3i 18650 battery holder. Total cost after buying 4 3000mah batteries along with the holder, $47. I hunt 4 hours most days, some days more and it's 5 days before I approach full drain. I've only ran them all the way down once. At the 5 day point, I charge. Very good purchase for less than $50.

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: tsmith
Date: December 23, 2016 10:06AM
I will take a couple when he starts selling them.

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: romanchuksl
Date: December 25, 2016 10:52AM
Hi! Holders are available on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/282297969495

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: Abog
Date: January 01, 2017 02:18PM



Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: shafer44
Date: January 11, 2017 02:42PM
for the V3i, do you use panasonic 18650B? what does the B mean? Should you use protected or unprotected in the V3i?



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Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: johnedoe
Date: January 12, 2017 01:20PM
I think I will just stick with my 2700 mAh NiMh cells......



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Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: Abog
Date: January 26, 2017 04:01AM
Today it is in the mail.




Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: oklahomadigger
Date: April 09, 2017 12:29AM
How do i order this

Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: MSG Hoff
Date: April 11, 2017 07:19PM
Go to ebay home page and click on advanced search. Scroll to the bottom and search for sn0wboarder. They are listed as of this date and time for $22.00 plus $5 shipping and 3 are available.

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Re: New V3i 18650 battery holder. What U think?
Posted by: nalc472
Date: April 23, 2017 09:26AM
This guy is great. I talked him into making a holder for the V3i. The rest is history.I have a different holder for my e-trac. I never need to check the battery. It goes on for months. I use the Panasonic batterries made in Japan 18650b; I can use a protected battery in this holder.

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