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Old 10-10-2015, 05:41 PM
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So I am on a robotics team and we are looking for a power source for our robot. The SAE BAJA team uses bosch or milwaukee 12v drill batteries but they had to sacrifice a drill for each car to get the socket. I was wondering if anyone knew of a system that has something like a drill battery but has a socket we could just buy or has a really cheap tool we could steal it from.

Otherwise I will probably just order a 3 cell hard case lipo. We have a thunder AC6 charger so it can be charged reasonably safely. The competition is always hosted in hotels and I am kinda sketched out by a lipo fire in a place with such a high concentration of people.

Edit: We are looking for around 12v
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:35 PM
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I would try the batteries they use for trailer break away systems, the are 12 v and are small in size.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Sonic-...item58ac9f365b
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Found out we have a 20v lithium leaf blower battery and charger. Should be easy enough to 3d print something that it slides into with spades in the right place.
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you could use prius hybrid battery cells. the gen 2 uses nihm cells rated at 7-8v 6ah.
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