PSA: Battery Safety

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by SidSilver » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:40 am

Camble wrote:@SidSilver Farnell should have them.
This one ? http://fr.farnell.com/jst-japan-solderl ... dp/9491856
Would be pain in the ass to pay 5,90€ of shipment for 1€ of stuff :lol:

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by Camble » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:43 am

That looks like the one. Search around for JST PH, you might find them somewhere else.

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by Flowlance » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:02 am

Great thread!
dirtybeagles wrote: 4. Never leave your battery connected to your powerboot unattended or over night.
Wait, I have to open my GBZ after every usage and disconnect the battery from the powerboost? :o

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by Fleder » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:08 am

Flowlance wrote:Great thread!
dirtybeagles wrote: 4. Never leave your battery connected to your powerboot unattended or over night.
Wait, I have to open my GBZ after every usage and disconnect the battery from the powerboost? :o
Or just use a SPST Switch to disconnect it.

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by SidSilver » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:10 am

Camble wrote:That looks like the one. Search around for JST PH, you might find them somewhere else.
The simplest way and cheapest is to buy the full chinese lot and just take a female connector from it. :mrgreen:

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:33 am

@dirtybeagles Some sound advice, thanks. Stickied. :)
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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by dirtybeagles » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:36 am

Woot. my first sticky! Thank Wermy. I just felt like it needed to be posted because of the concerns in your video and other folks I see building custom batteries. Plus, I do not want anyone burning down their house doing these projects. Better said than not said.

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by a3k4 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:57 am

So am I pretty safe bringing my GBZ on a plane with me if I'm using an Adafruit battery and Powerboost 1000c?

What's the safest way to merge 3-4 power wires together so they can all connect to the Powerboost / Pololu switch?
My wiring diagrams and schematics for Helder's boards and graceful shutdowns.

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by dirtybeagles » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:01 am

Hey a3k4,

There is no way of knowing if TSA will tell you not to take the battery. Remember, when that GBZ goes through the TSA scanner, they will see this little rectangle object inside your game. It could raise some flags and I believe some airlines do not even allow them.

I cannot tell you what to do, but what I am doing is not taking the battery. I am taking my portable power brick that will connect to my GBPi and play off that external battery.

Hope this helps.

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Re: PSA: Battery Safety

Post by a3k4 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:10 am

dirtybeagles wrote:I am taking my portable power brick that will connect to my GBPi and play off that external battery.
So does that mean the Powerboost can power the device via USB without having a battery attached?
My wiring diagrams and schematics for Helder's boards and graceful shutdowns.

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