1.) 10S 5AH Packs
2.) 12S 5AH Packs
3.) 8s 5AH Packs
liveforphysics wrote:bearing wrote:I have a question which is a bit off topic, but may be of general interest. I'm thinking about buying 24 6s 5Ah Turnigy packs for an electric motorcycle build. The weight of 24 packs is too high for air shipping, it has to be split into 10 kg groups. 11 packs is 10 kg, so the pack would have to be split into three groups. Shipping will be about 20% of the battery value. Since custom fees (and I think also taxes) in my country are based on the total value including shipping, in the end shipping cost will add an an even bigger amount to the total. So, shipping is a cost I would like to reduce.
Have anyone of you had Hobbycity ship heavier stuff than their air mail limit, or got a shipping in a cheaper way?
I might be able to help you save some cash with a large LiPo purchase. I can often get special prices from HC, and even special shipping on large orders. I don't know what country you are in, but I could always send it on to you as a gift, with a declared value of $40 or something. However, it could be that the cost of shipping the package twice could out-weigh the cost savings.
I can assure you that HC will use a customs declaration form that will make you smile when it comes to pay dutys. I've had >$2,000usd single orders, and the customs form said "$38usd of hobby toy parts".
GGoodrum wrote:What I'm going to do is cycle these packs individually, about 5-6 times, to make sure they are all good, and then I will connect them in parallel, at the pack and balance plug level, and then in series, to make a single 12s/15Ah pack
My 1st shipment of 6 packs is "out for delivery", so I should be receiving them today some time. Not bad, as I just placed the order on Sunday afternoonl. It takes me longer to get stuff from the east coast. Anyway, I will do my cycle tests as soon as the get here, and hopefully get the 12s/15Ah pack built by later today. My 12s LVC board, with active cutoff, is done.Hyena wrote:I just had my second shipment arrive from HC, only 3 this time but all 3 well balanced. I noticed these ones are actually labelled as 20-30C, unlike the first lot which said 15-20C.
bearing wrote:ZapPat, is the weight limit 10 kg for you Americans as well?
12 packs is slightly over the weight limit. Did they still send them as one shipment?
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