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    Default Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    I can't find any on Google, so I'm not confident.

    But does anyone know of any pre-tabbed AA cells, OEM or aftermarket, that are LSD?

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    I can't find any on Google, so I'm not confident.

    But does anyone know of any pre-tabbed AA cells, OEM or aftermarket, that are LSD?
    What is a tab?
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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Tab is a piece of metal attached to positive and negative sides of a cell. Makes it easy to solder multiple cells into a single pack.
    like this
    http://www.onlybatteries.com/webimages/images/13883.jpg

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by odessit View Post
    Tab is a piece of metal attached to positive and negative sides of a cell. Makes it easy to solder multiple cells into a single pack.
    like this
    http://www.onlybatteries.com/webimages/images/13883.jpg
    Where can I get loose tabs (just the tabs, without the batteries)?

    How would I solder these? Like I would normally solder copper wires and IC chips to a PCB?
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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltiu View Post
    Where can I get loose tabs (just the tabs, without the batteries)?

    How would I solder these? Like I would normally solder copper wires and IC chips to a PCB?
    You don't want loose tabs. The tabs exist so that you don't heat up the cell by soldering directly to it.

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Hint taken, LL.

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    Hahaha Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Lux's famous battery spot welder
    show off!

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    You don't want loose tabs. The tabs exist so that you don't heat up the cell by soldering directly to it.
    OK then, how would you solder two tabs together, same way as soldering regular copper wire?
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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Back on track, does anyone know if tabbed Eneloops are sold anywhere?

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Probably it is not sold anywhere - these batteries are designed for slightly different market. But maybe LuxLuthor would be nice enough and make some special order?

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltiu View Post
    OK then, how would you solder two tabs together, same way as soldering regular copper wire?
    Yep. But soldering the tabs doesn't introduce as much damaging heat into the cell.

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    In Australia, Master Instruments sells tabbed Eneloops for battery pack construction. I think they also sell some pre-assembled packs.

    Now, finding one of their dealers that carries that specific product range may be a bit harder, but I'm willing to bet that email to the distributor would give you some leads. (ooh, a pun!)

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/main.asp?sid=1329256

    They make custom battery packs for customers, with eneloop cells as an option. While possibly expensive, I imagine they would sell you tabbed eneloop cells. Unless you really enjoy building your own battery packs, maybe just get them to make the battery pack for you.

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    i just solder them.
    a bit of fine sandpaper applied to the spot you wish to take the solder,a good hot properly tinned iron,and kester "44" solder work fine for me.
    maybe a place like batteries plus can tab them for you?
    the 2 stores near me will.
    i know the owner well and they send work to me on chargers,ect.

    i am always looking for old radios and tv sets.tube stuff.ham gear.i repair all the above.
    email me for more info. SPAMMERS WILL BE PUNISHED!

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    Back on track, does anyone know if tabbed Eneloops are sold anywhere?
    You know I would make these for you. You are special.

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    You know I would make these for you. You are special.
    that's pretty cool!

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana
    I can't find any on Google, so I'm not confident.

    But does anyone know of any pre-tabbed AA cells, OEM or aftermarket, that are LSD?
    I found some, but if I want any, I will take up LL's kind offer.

    A prominent Australian retail electronics chain is selling 2Ah LSD AA tabbed cells under their in-house "Enekeep" brand name for $8 EACH.

    Yes, you read that right. That's about US$7 for each AA cell.

    Still, it's nice to know that such a thing does exist and is available retail, though.

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    ***Thread resurrection for everyone searching for solder tab eneloops***

    Batteries America carries them, but their site is really hard to use, so they are difficult to find. I am guessing they make them in-house. If you go to the following link, you have to click on "view" in order to be able to select the solder tab option:

    http://store.batteriesamerica.com/se...se&category=15

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    i bought 12 tabbed eneloops from battery space 4-5 weeks ago,
    they were around $4usd each.
    they have restriction on exporting li ion\ lipo cells, but nothing about nimh.

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    Hah yep, just put em on yourself; quite easy
    Life is good

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    Default Re: Can you get tabbed Eneloops?

    AAA Eneloop tabbed available here:

    Accushop and Lindinger


    AA Eneloop tabbed available here:

    Accushop and Lindinger and Here(cheaper)
    Last edited by Whitedog1; 10-14-2010 at 08:51 AM.

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