So then it should be possible to just drop in an other battery without having to change anything. Possible benefits of other battery options are more battery-life or gaining some additional space in the case to put mods in.
Tor said:In short, we've got a good battery already (4000mAh lithium-ion), I see no point in going for something else..
FAQ What kind of battery will it have?
Pandora will have a 4000mAh Lithium Polymer battery.
I always thought it will be a Lithium Polymer battery!? Did I miss anything?
I know I have explained this before but it was a while ago. The battery in Pandora is a polymer battery.Phawx said:Well it seems the new MacBook 17 inch uses Lithium Polymer in that bad boy as well to get upto 8 hours of battery life. Terrible decision to enclose it, but I think this may be Lithium Polymer batteries maturing more?
Too bad the design for the Pandora was intended for Lithium-ion. I'd like to see a mod available for this battery type.
Lighter+Greater Capacity for energy = Win
My mistake there - however, my issue with the start of this thread was the strawman of describing polymer as different from (and superior to) ion as far as charging etc. is concerned - which it isn't, for all practical purposes.ricki said:I always thought it will be a Lithium Polymer battery!? Did I miss anything?
A lot of the issues with lipo batteries are due to improper charging or damage. Using the wrong charge settings or a completely wrong charger is a big one. And in the RC world, the batteries can easily end up physically damaged, mostly from crashes or thrown debris. As our Pandora will handle the charging itself, and the pack will be protected inside the case, those problems will be a non-issue for us.