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Battery male female two prong connector I.D. ?

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(@andy-nash)
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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and to Electronics in general.

I do have some electrical education, training and on the job work experience, so I'm not a total novice or beginner.

My first attempted and electronics is to up grade a small video camera I have with a larger power source. I'd like to plug in a much larger battery so I can get much more stand by time for when I need it. The currant battery has a M/F two prong connector ?

I've seen some larger batteries online that have connectors ready attached but I have no way of knowing if the plugs are of the same specific size and shape. I don't want to buy one of these batteries only to find out it won't plug into my currant connector.

So my first question is: How do I accurately identify my currant plug connector ?

I would have posted a couple of pictures but since I don't find any way to do that as of yet I can't . Sorry.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.


   
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somewhereinusa
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Perhaps if you tell what make and model camera we could see what kind of connector it has.


   
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(@andy-nash)
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If I told you the make and model of the camera, where would you go to learn what specific connector it has ??


   
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Posted by: @andy-nash

If I told you the make and model of the camera, where would you go to learn what specific connector it has ??

Why not just post the make and model and let other people worry about where they'll find the information? There are many different ways of extracting information from the Internet.   But if they don't even know what make and model they're looking for it's pretty much dead in the water at that point. They can't help you without sufficient information.

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(@andy-nash)
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Well robo pi, I'm interested in knowing how to identify this type of connect, regardless of what kind of model and brand it's attached too. It's a component that may need to be ordered for any project.

Let me rephrase my first  ORIGINAL question: How do I accurately identify my currant plug connector (or any very small connector for that matter for the purpose of ordering) ?

Any time I need one in the future, I want to know how to order the correct connector. That is the point of my question. Not just for this camera per say.


   
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somewhereinusa
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I simply searched for "lithium ion battery connector". This is the first hit out of many. 

https://www.lipolbattery.com/li-po-battery-connectors.html

I can't tell from you pictures but, I suspect it's on this page. Many times when doing a search I look at the images first.


   
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(@andy-nash)
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@somewhereinusa

Great job Dick ! ! You got me in the ball park on the first swing !  I never thought of searching "lithium ion battery connector". That shows you how smart I'm not. I've been trying all kinds of different word searches but not that phrase. 

There are a couple of connectors on this page that almost looks like  the one I have but when I click the link it almost always brings up a 3 or more wire connector. Very confusing.

But this a great start.

I've been considering making my own battery pack but the next problem I have to learn is what kind of  circuitry is in between the connector and the battery.


   
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(@andy-nash)
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I need to identify then circuitry on this power source. 

What do I need to learn about it before I purchase one ?

 

Thank you.

 

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BunnyKiller
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I believe the chips are power balancing units to keep the current "equal" between cells when charging is taking place.


   
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