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ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

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    ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries


    I'm looking for old laptop battery packs with arrays of 18650 batteries inside to salvage for power pack construction.

    Anyone who has any of them and wants them gone, let me know.
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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    building an electric vehicle of some sorts?

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    At the moment, just harvesting for future projects. Plans include electric vehicles and battery backup for solar generation to household power

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Old as in dead or old as in still holding a charge?

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    well.. here's the thing; a 'dead' battery often has one or two bad / shorted / severely diminished capacity cells, and the rest are usually fine.
    through a process of testing, the good cells are saved, the bad ones go to the scrapper. ultimately an array of good cells is collected.
    I currently have a pile of about 30 laptop batteries that i am processing

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Let me know if you want the one I have and I'll have my secretary toss it in the mail. Can I just mail it?

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    You want battery backup batteries?

    I've got about 200lbs of them....

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Those are lead acid aren't they?
    Really only looking for lithium ion 18650 cells

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Yup, but lead acid ones. Some new in box even.

    I wish I had seen your request for laptop batteries sooner, we typically toss 40-60 older laptop out a year.

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Yup, but lead acid ones. Some new in box even.

    I wish I had seen your request for laptop batteries sooner, we typically toss 40-60 older laptop out a year.
    in the future, if you think of it, remember me

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    We're all Mac now. I don't think they use individual cells like this.

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    Re: ATTN; IT peeps, looking for old laptop batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    We're all Mac now. I don't think they use individual cells like this.
    They may well be using the pouch style of cells. Because they are extremely low profile and won't make the mac bigger through the hips

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