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Title: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: Teen Age Riot on September 18, 2019, 03:43:05 AM
Does anyone know where to get one of these in Europe?

https://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=13245

I have found a US retailer, but the total incl. shipping and hazmat charge would be $180. For one freakin' battery.
Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: jerryfreak on September 18, 2019, 06:08:10 AM
talk to metalist
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: TheMetalist on September 18, 2019, 07:09:14 AM
This should be what your looking for. Shipping from Finland.

https://www.batteributik.se/product/3691/batteripack-74v--650mah-li-ion-cr14430

This battery pack is wired but without the connectors.
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: Teen Age Riot on September 18, 2019, 01:29:34 PM
Fantastic. Thanks a lot!
+T
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: willndmb on October 03, 2019, 08:00:15 AM
Does anyone know where to get one of these in Europe?

https://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=13245

I have found a US retailer, but the total incl. shipping and hazmat charge would be $180. For one freakin' battery.
Any help would be appreciated.
my TB seems to be working fine but at some point of course will not.
Is this the battery recommended/used by Naiant or just one you were going to use?
How does it attach inside? I have no tools/skills
Thanks
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: Teen Age Riot on October 03, 2019, 10:24:21 AM
I got the link from Jon.
In addition to the battery pack you need a connector and two pins (Molex #22-01-3027, pins #08-50-0114). Jon will service your tinybox, if you don't want to do it yourself. However, he will not replace lithium-ion batteries due to shipping regulations. Instead, he will convert tinyboxes to run on a NiMH battery pack. See here:

https://naiant.com/naiant-forums/microphone-amplifiers/discontinued-box-series-amplifiers-battery-replacement/
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: chk on October 03, 2019, 05:20:45 PM
I went to my local batteries plus. Removed the original battery from the tb (it has a hardwired connection to the battery on a short piece of cable with a small metal pin connector on the other end), dropped the batt/hardwired cable at batteries plus and a few days later they had the new battery done with the original connector reattached to the batt.  $15 out the door.
It was a fairly tight squeeze getting the battery back in the tb. But all in all, real easy.
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: colargol on June 21, 2020, 02:55:32 PM
The li-ion battery in my tinybox ran out of life at a show last week. It was my first show since corona started... I am not sure if the 3 month break had anything to do with it. Going through some old emails, I realized the last time I switched the battery was i 2016, so I guess I should have known. I will switch to the extra battery I have from 2016 and see if that is still good. It looks as if batteryspace.com is out of stock, but hopefully they will get it back, if not I guess I'll try https://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=13245 (https://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=13245)

For reference, the battery that died was the kind Naiant provided originally (https://www.batteryspace.com/li-ion1443074v600mah444whbatterymodulesidebysidewithprotectioniclc14430s2r1wr.aspx (https://www.batteryspace.com/li-ion1443074v600mah444whbatterymodulesidebysidewithprotectioniclc14430s2r1wr.aspx)). I used the tinybox maybe on average 2-3 shows per month for 4 years before it died, charging it to full before every show.
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: jerryfreak on June 22, 2020, 09:57:18 PM
If your extra battery hasn’t ever been cycled it probably has quite a bit of life in it even if it’s not 100%. I know that there are li-ion batteries available but getting them shipped to you in Europe may prove challenging
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: colargol on June 26, 2020, 12:49:26 PM
If your extra battery hasn’t ever been cycled it probably has quite a bit of life in it even if it’s not 100%. I know that there are li-ion batteries available but getting them shipped to you in Europe may prove challenging

I am currently testing the extra and previously unused lithium-ion battery from 2016 in the tinybox 1.5. I gave it a full charge, and it is still running nicely after around 15 hours straight...

Edit: It finally gave in after approx 40 hours... pretty impressive...
Title: Re: Tinybox replacement lithium ion battery
Post by: colargol on July 12, 2020, 02:36:14 AM
I am currently testing the extra and previously unused lithium-ion battery from 2016 in the tinybox 1.5. I gave it a full charge, and it is still running nicely after around 15 hours straight...

Edit: It finally gave in after approx 40 hours... pretty impressive...

I just switched the battery in my NiMH-based tinybox 2.5 to an unused battery that I got from Naiant in 2017. A similar test like the one above gave 10 hours and 45 minutes.