Help sourcing LiPo in Canada
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I hope to be receiving my Pine any day now, but I have yet to find a good alternative battery that can be purchased in Canada (the official one can't be shipped here, AFAIK). I'm new to buying batteries and don't want to get the wrong one and have everything blow up, so I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

To note, I've also ordered the LCD screen and PlayBox enclosure, with the hope of making a tablet of sorts. Ideal would be a battery that fits into the enclosure, like the 'official' one does. I don't need anything hugely powerful -- even just an hour or two of juice would suit my uses for now.

I do have a battery pack that I can use in a pinch until I find something better, but I'd prefer something that can be charged whenever the Pine is plugged in, plus fits in the case and doesn't take up a USB port.

Thanks for any help!
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(05-26-2016, 10:34 PM)pinkelephants Wrote: I hope to be receiving my Pine any day now, but I have yet to find a good alternative battery that can be purchased in Canada (the official one can't be shipped here, AFAIK). I'm new to buying batteries and don't want to get the wrong one and have everything blow up, so I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

To note, I've also ordered the LCD screen and PlayBox enclosure, with the hope of making a tablet of sorts. Ideal would be a battery that fits into the enclosure, like the 'official' one does. I don't need anything hugely powerful -- even just an hour or two of juice would suit my uses for now.

I do have a battery pack that I can use in a pinch until I find something better, but I'd prefer something that can be charged whenever the Pine is plugged in, plus fits in the case and doesn't take up a USB port.

Thanks for any help!

I know one vendor plan to post the 8000mAH Lithium on Amazon and hopefully Amazon wil lship to Canada. Once the Lithium battery available at Amazon, I will post here.
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(05-27-2016, 12:39 AM)tllim Wrote: I know one vendor plan to post the 8000mAH Lithium on Amazon and hopefully Amazon wil lship to Canada. Once the Lithium battery available at Amazon, I will post here.

did that ever happen? i can't find any batteries like that on amazon.ca

also, this might work nice, just needs a connector.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-7V-8000-mAh-Pol...SwCM5XPl49

i also am looking to get a battery in canada.


this one has 3 wires but is only 4000mAh.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-7V-3000mAh-Poly...Swwo1Xckn8

edit: just bought these connectors.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/222115684186
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(07-14-2016, 06:42 PM)jodybrown99 Wrote:
(05-27-2016, 12:39 AM)tllim Wrote: I know one vendor plan to post the 8000mAH Lithium on Amazon and hopefully Amazon wil lship to Canada. Once the Lithium battery available at Amazon, I will post here.

did that ever happen? i can't find any batteries like that on amazon.ca

also, this might work nice, just needs a connector.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-7V-8000-mAh-Pol...SwCM5XPl49

i also am looking to get a battery in canada.


this one has 3 wires but is only 4000mAh.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-7V-3000mAh-Poly...Swwo1Xckn8

edit: just bought these connectors.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/222115684186
you can build your own one and I think will work.

The vendor currently discussed with Amazon. Once approved and listed, I will post.
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