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spudtrooper37
#41 Posted : 07 December 2018 07:32:49

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I wish deagostini had given us 6 of those battery chargers.

Mine have taken an average of 4 hours each 🙄

Forth one should be finished soon, put another one on before work and the last when I get home.

Fingers crossed he should be working tonight 😁
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#42 Posted : 07 December 2018 08:31:14

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spudtrooper37 wrote:
I wish deagostini had given us 6 of those battery chargers.

Mine have taken an average of 4 hours each 🙄

Forth one should be finished soon, put another one on before work and the last when I get home.

Fingers crossed he should be working tonight 😁


No rush, you can't use it without the app anyway
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#43 Posted : 07 December 2018 09:53:40

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figuerres wrote:
i think this site and link may be the right ones for us:
https://www.18650battery...sung-30q-button-top.htm

Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A -Button Top Battery - INR18650-30Q

Specifications:
Model: INR18650-30Q
Size: 18650
Style: Button Top
Chemistry: INR
Nominal Capacity: 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating: 15A
Pulse Discharge Rating: 25A
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Protected: No
Rechargeable: Yes
Approximate Dimensions: 18.42mm x 66.64mm (+1.80mm vs flat top version)
Approximate Weight: 48.5g


These are the batteries I bought.
Here is a link to them. Its a german site, but seems to be reputable.
https://www.akkuteile.de...5a-button-top/a-100807/
coldsweat
#44 Posted : 07 December 2018 09:57:28

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figuerres wrote:
i think this site and link may be the right ones for us:
https://www.18650battery...sung-30q-button-top.htm

Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A -Button Top Battery - INR18650-30Q

Specifications:
Model: INR18650-30Q
Size: 18650
Style: Button Top
Chemistry: INR
Nominal Capacity: 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating: 15A
Pulse Discharge Rating: 25A
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Protected: No
Rechargeable: Yes
Approximate Dimensions: 18.42mm x 66.64mm (+1.80mm vs flat top version)
Approximate Weight: 48.5g

These are the exact ones I've purchased - now I just have to wait for my final delivery as DeAG have delayed my delivery by 3 weeks for the THIRD month on the trot! #NEVERBUYINGAGAIN
spudtrooper37
#45 Posted : 07 December 2018 13:12:46

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CT71 wrote:
spudtrooper37 wrote:
I wish deagostini had given us 6 of those battery chargers.

Mine have taken an average of 4 hours each 🙄

Forth one should be finished soon, put another one on before work and the last when I get home.

Fingers crossed he should be working tonight 😁


No rush, you can't use it without the app anyway


I do believe that I can still put him into antomonous mode.
Darren

Have an AWSOME day and may the Force be with you always 😉

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#46 Posted : 07 December 2018 14:33:00

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coldsweat wrote:
figuerres wrote:
i think this site and link may be the right ones for us:
https://www.18650battery...sung-30q-button-top.htm

Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A -Button Top Battery - INR18650-30Q

Specifications:
Model: INR18650-30Q
Size: 18650
Style: Button Top
Chemistry: INR
Nominal Capacity: 3000mAh
Continuous Discharge Rating: 15A
Pulse Discharge Rating: 25A
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Protected: No
Rechargeable: Yes
Approximate Dimensions: 18.42mm x 66.64mm (+1.80mm vs flat top version)
Approximate Weight: 48.5g

These are the exact ones I've purchased - now I just have to wait for my final delivery as DeAG have delayed my delivery by 3 weeks for the THIRD month on the trot! #NEVERBUYINGAGAIN


I went here for my batteries too. Just an fYI - they carry a Panasonic battery that is rated at 3400 mAh for a few cents more. Best prices I could find, and they have a price match guarantee too.
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#47 Posted : 08 December 2018 23:11:55

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[quote=Michaeljf1980]These are the batteries I have purchased, are these ok ? https://eu.nkon.nl/sanyo-18650ga-button-top.html[/quote]
These do come up when you use the unprotected filter on their site so they should be ok
Bren
#48 Posted : 08 December 2018 23:52:37

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Yeah you can also get them off 18650.uk
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#49 Posted : 09 December 2018 14:30:35

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Hi is there any reason why a battery charger different from the one supplied cannot be used? Seems daft charging one battery at a time. The volt check can still be done. Auto chargers monitor each individual battery.
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#50 Posted : 09 December 2018 14:37:27
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coyley1 wrote:
Hi is there any reason why a battery charger different from the one supplied cannot be used? Seems daft charging one battery at a time. The volt check can still be done. Auto chargers monitor each individual battery.
It's a balancing charger that checks each individual battery so that you have a balanced set and highlights any that are not good to use.

It is characteristic of lithium-ion batteries that the one with the worst condition will determine the performance of the whole pack. If one of the six batteries is ‘bad’ (with a very low power level, or coming to the end of its recharge cycle), it has the potential to damage other ‘good’ cells, and even the protection circuitry.

The charge/check process is only done once unless you change the batteries as the mains charger deals with charging thereafter
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#51 Posted : 09 December 2018 23:56:45

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I still haven't got any batteries for my r2 I have looked online and there are so many different types.I waited for issue 100 for more advice on what batteries to purchase and none came.Sat here with a wonderful looking statue of r2 d2 (He is a very good model actually and have really enjoyed building him ). I have been pointed in the right direction by fellow builders on which batteries to get (they are now out of stock ).I cant understand why deagostini would leave us to source our own batteries . I would have preferred to get the right batteries from deagostini
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#52 Posted : 10 December 2018 09:58:44

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I thought the battery offer was just going to be a link to supplier, not DeAg offering the batteries for sale themselves. With that in mind, I suspect the reason its taking so long to give us the website address is because DeAg are waiting for the supplier to get enough stock ready so they dont sell out straight away.
I've waited a couple of years to get R2 ready, I can wait another couple of weeks for the battery info.
LSainsbury
#53 Posted : 10 December 2018 17:53:03

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Just ordered some batteries from 18650.uk and with the discount code (thanks 18650.uk)

I know we have a charger supplied...I also have one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074DT3NLF/

(MiBOXER C4 Universal Smart Battery Charger 4 Slot LCD Display 18650 AA Charger for Li-ion Ni-MH Ni-Cd AA AAA AAAA C 22650 18490 18350 RCR123)

Would there be any reason that I can't use it to change the batteries for R2?

And according to CS, 98,99 and 100 are on the way...

Cheers,

Lee
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#54 Posted : 10 December 2018 18:29:29

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Not sure why people are constantly giving the admins carp about the app, yes its annoying but s**t happens, it could be alot worse! It could of been cancelled, or you could of had to pay for it, like it was originally said at the start.
I havent even got my last 4 issues yet i subscribe directly to DeAgo, which is bloody annoying, but it happens.
And whats more is, it will happen when its ready.
From what i have read, the app has been uploaded to the play store but its awaiting approval from google before you can use or see it.
So sit back and chill. It still works without the app as the voice commands still let it do alot of things.

Well done to the admins for keeping us in some kind of light while others are quickly being pushed towards the darkside..

Keep calm and remember your training.. 😂
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#55 Posted : 10 December 2018 18:56:31

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18650.uk Samsung, 3000mAh, unprotected button top

Just purchased these as I gave up waiting for DeA to announce an official supplier. If you use the code R2d2 on the check out page you get a few quid off. Free second class postage, £28 for 6!!!
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#56 Posted : 10 December 2018 19:02:31

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jennings74 wrote:
18650.uk Samsung, 3000mAh, unprotected button top

Just purchased these as I gave up waiting for DeA to announce an official supplier. If you use the code R2d2 on the check out page you get a few quid off. Free second class postage, £28 for 6!!!



yep me too BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
LSainsbury
#57 Posted : 10 December 2018 19:47:25

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JokerVisionFPV wrote:

From what i have read, the app has been uploaded to the play store but its awaiting approval from google before you can use or see it.



Or they could bypass the PlayStore and just upload the .apk file like other companies do.

I'm still waiting for my final issues and then I'm going on a building marathon with issues 94 - 100.

By the time the final three arrive, my batteries will be here; charged and ready to go.
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#58 Posted : 10 December 2018 20:13:53

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LSainsbury wrote:
JokerVisionFPV wrote:

From what i have read, the app has been uploaded to the play store but its awaiting approval from google before you can use or see it.



Or they could bypass the PlayStore and just upload the .apk file like other companies do.

I'm still waiting for my final issues and then I'm going on a building marathon with issues 94 - 100.

By the time the final three arrive, my batteries will be here; charged and ready to go.



That would of been a better idea but come on, we cant have the cake and eat it 😂
Im still waiting for the last 4 issues, and all my batteries are charged and waiting 😭 this is making me more anxious than the app! Wish the website worked with the subs, cause u cant even see if its been sent :(
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#59 Posted : 10 December 2018 21:38:10

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JokerVisionFPV wrote:
LSainsbury wrote:
Or they could bypass the PlayStore and just upload the .apk file like other companies do.

That would of been a better idea but come on, we cant have the cake and eat it 😂

That would have been a _terrible_ idea.
If DeAg had uploaded an apk somewhere, they would have published the URL.
If someone decided to hack the site and replace that apk with a program that stole your credit card details, or one that deleted all your files, you'd all complain that they hadn't secured it well enough.

Similarly, if DeAg ever shipped an update to the app, how could you possibly trust a random URL to download it?

Going through the Google Play Store is the only professional, responsible thing to do.
CT71
#60 Posted : 10 December 2018 21:43:17

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JokerVisionFPV wrote:
Not sure why people are constantly giving the admins carp about the app, yes its annoying but s**t happens, it could be alot worse! It could of been cancelled, or you could of had to pay for it, like it was originally said at the start.
I havent even got my last 4 issues yet i subscribe directly to DeAgo, which is bloody annoying, but it happens.
And whats more is, it will happen when its ready.
From what i have read, the app has been uploaded to the play store but its awaiting approval from google before you can use or see it.
So sit back and chill. It still works without the app as the voice commands still let it do alot of things.

Well done to the admins for keeping us in some kind of light while others are quickly being pushed towards the darkside..

Keep calm and remember your training.. 😂


Not quite sure where you have read that RollEyes
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