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Killet

W200 battery

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I have a w200 build with externals. Using 3 C batteries for externals, pulled the cam last week and lens was extended and it wouldn't power on. Opened it up and had to pry the swollen battery out. Put a new one in and it seems to work fine so far. Are the 3 C batteries too much for externals? The 3 C batteries were all around 1.45v. Did I just get lucky that the cam wasn't fried? Thanks

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I honestly think that the 4.5v 3cs are a little too much for the 3.6 Sony battery in the camera. I use 2 18650s(parallel) at 3.9v in my w 200s and they work well.   I do think you were lucky.  

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I use three 18650 cells in parallel.      Also use them in my H55 build.  As Zaj56 said they work well.

Bill

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I use 3 rechargeable aa's for externals in mine. It very well could have been too much voltage.

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Thanks guys, I was thinking the 4.5v would be too much also but it seems I read of others doing it so I did too. I think I'm going to swap them for 2 18650's and see how that goes.

 

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4 hours ago, johnnydeerhunter said:

I use 3 rechargeable aa's for externals in mine. It very well could have been too much voltage.

Same here. Use 3 rechargeable AA's. 

 

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On 6/23/2017 at 7:08 AM, Killet said:

Thanks guys, I was thinking the 4.5v would be too much also but it seems I read of others doing it so I did too. I think I'm going to swap them for 2 18650's and see how that goes.

 

With the 18650s....you can use protected cells with unprotected holders or unprotected cells with protected holders.   I prefer the unprotected batteries with the protected holders because its just hard to find holders for the longer protected  batteries. Bill (Ko4nrbs)  can hopefully chime in here as all of my 18650 knowledge has come from his research.

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I would use Unprotected cells with Protected holders.

Gives you more choices when buying batteries,

Bill

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I prefer protected batteries and unprotected holders. If I have a problem with a battery I can swap it in a second and be back in business. If a protected holder goes bad you are out of action for a while. 

As far as holders for protected batteries. I take a blue plastic electrical outlet/switch box and cut the sides, top, and back out of it. Then cut the pieces into strips about a half inch longer then the holder. Then take my unprotected holder and cut it in half using a dremel tool with a cut off wheel. Set the two holder pieces on the blue plastic strip. Insert spacer between the pieces (nylon washer from SSI) GOOP it together. Remove washer when done. Your mileage may vary!!

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4 hours ago, speed2spare said:

I prefer protected batteries and unprotected holders. If I have a problem with a battery I can swap it in a second and be back in business. If a protected holder goes bad you are out of action for a while. 

As far as holders for protected batteries. I take a blue plastic electrical outlet/switch box and cut the sides, top, and back out of it. Then cut the pieces into strips about a half inch longer then the holder. Then take my unprotected holder and cut it in half using a dremel tool with a cut off wheel. Set the two holder pieces on the blue plastic strip. Insert spacer between the pieces (nylon washer from SSI) GOOP it together. Remove washer when done. Your mileage may vary!!

I pretty much do the exact same thing with the  unprotected holders,,, but I have been lucky wih the protected holders and never had one go bad...  I am using both,but still like the unprotected batteries better.... both ways are certainly safe though!

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