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Old 10-31-2012, 01:42 PM #1
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Default Running Different Batteries in One Host?

So I have all the parts on the way for my first 445 laser, and I am super excited! However, it looks like the guy I bought batteries from two days ago hasn't shipped them yet so I was wondering if it is harmful to run a Ultrafire 16340 and a AW 16340 in one host, since my host requires two batteries.

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So I have all the parts on the way for my first 445 laser, and I am super excited! However, it looks like the guy I bought batteries from two days ago hasn't shipped them yet so I was wondering if it is harmful to run a Ultrafire 16340 and a AW 16340 in one host, since my host requires two batteries.

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I would say not to do this, but if its just for on and off I prolly would still not suggest it.
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+1. Different cells have different capacities and makes it complicated since both could start at 4.2V, but after discharging both at the same rate, one might still be at 3.9V while the other might be "empty" already. Patience, grasshoppa'
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My laser parts are OUT FOR DELIVERY!!!! But my batteries are 3 farkin days away!!!! Ugh patience blows!!! Maybe I'll buy some nonrechargeable 16340's to test it with so I can atleast build it....
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Of course you can run them. Just keep an eye on the lower capacity cell and make sure it don't discharge lower than ~3V.
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Ya I had to run them together to make sure that my completed build was operational. I had to troubleshoot things like 5-6 times as it was my first DIY handheld ever. >2W of 445nm light is overwhelmingly powerful!!!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY BATTERIES TO ARRIVE AMG!!!!!!

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