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Old Jun 9, 2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default **FOUND IT**Made PDF** DIY Battery Pack, Where is it?

**UPDATE** I found what I was looking for thanks to Andrei and made a PDF of it that people may ask me for. (about 1.95 Mb) Thanks for all the help!

I could be wrong if it was on this site, but I remember a really well written set of instructions on how to build a battery pack, that may or may not have been written by Steve, but was available through his site. I'm pretty sure it was someone else's instructions, but this site used to link to it.

The pack had an indicator that showed how much charge was left in the battery pack, and also used an old brick sized Nokia cell phone holster to hold the batteries at your hip.

I think a dsicharger and charger where also a part of the instructions as well.



Does anyone know where this went or is anymore?

Thanks a bunch in advance.

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Old Jun 9, 2009, 9:34 PM   #2
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There used to be a link on Steve's main page for user's pages by brand. Haven't seen it since the format change. There was definitely some good information available.

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Old Jun 11, 2009, 6:04 PM   #3
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You were talking about this now dead site: http://www3.sympatico.ca/akouzmit/Battery_Pack/

I had it marked because it was a great little project ... that I never got around to. Alas, it simply brings up the message: "The webpage cannot be found", now. I could not even locate it cached.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 4:58 AM   #4
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These 2 webpages could be useful:
http://steves-digicams.com/2001_revi...nimh_pack.html
http://www.pbase.com/paulkline/image/45821503

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Old Jun 12, 2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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Very cool, thanks for finding the links for me guys. Too bad the tutorial he had is down, I remember it being very detailed. This was also one of "those projects" for me, but only recently do I have the tools and confidence with electric circuits to start trying it out.
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Old Jun 12, 2009, 12:55 PM   #6
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I wonder if Steve/this website has the tutorial stashed somewhere.
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Old Jul 8, 2009, 10:44 PM   #7
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http://web.archive.org/web/200501150.../Battery_Pack/

Grab it and save it. Wayback Machine won't hold it forever. Nice item. Too much technolgy for me.

For the Oly which is 6 volts input. I used a Gel Cell at 6volts (6.3v).

Cost was under $9 total.
The reason? easy to charge , hard to kill, simple to make.

1. Connect your wire with plug to 2 spade plugs.
2. Attach to charged battery.
3. use it.
4. Put battery on 6 volt car or any charger. You can't hurt it.
5. Go to step 3.

The weight for 4amp hour / 6 volt gel cell is about 3lb. A fanny pack works
fine. It's not too heavy considering the value.
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Old Jul 8, 2009, 10:46 PM   #8
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PS. to the OP. Why not add to the Subject something like:

Found it!
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 1:16 PM   #9
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That's awesome, thanks. PDF'ed all of it.
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