We went with eight generic NiMH batteries which we soldered into packs. They were $15 for 20 at Frys, so we can afford to get quite a few of them. The number of packs per robot has been upped to two to handle the increased current requirements of the kicker.
|Max Continuous Amp||5|
|Max Continuous Time||15 mins (1/2 match)|
see Digikey pages 1882-3
- Digikey Panasonic 8 AA NiMH pack 9.6V 1500mAh different configurations available, comes with thermistor $29
- Digikey Panasonic 8 AA NiMH pack 9.6V 2000mAh different configurations available, comes with thermistor $34
- Digikey solder tab Panasonic AA 1500mAh NiMH P015T-ND 2.63 ea. Would need to build 8 pack.
- Digikey solder tab Panasonic AA 2000mAh NiMH P020T-ND 5.53 ea. Would need to build 8 pack.
- 9.6V 8-pack 1800mAH Jameco
- 9.6V 8-pack 5000mAH Jameco Comes in Slender package too
- 9.6V 8-pack 2200mAH Jameco Comes in Slender package too
- 2000mAh 3.7V Li-Poly Sparkfun. We wil need 3-4 in series
- 1200mAh 3.7 Li-Poly All elec 2A max discharge, a little under current
- 2000mAh 3.7 Li-Poly All elec Probably gonna use these
We will be using the battlebots chargers the AstroDyne 112D
- Next year go with a silicon switch and a small pushbutton.