Introduction: Systems Batteries for Drones Capable of Lifting Heavy Payloads

6S6P60A – Retail: €330,00 + VAT
Configuration: 6S6P Li-ion Panasonic NCR18650GA 10A (Specific energy 259Wh/kg)Battery pack capacity: 21AhMax.Voltage: 25.2VPower: 529Wh (calculated on 100% SoC)Continuous discharge: 60APeak discharge (10sec): 80AMax. charging current: 10AWeight: +/- 1800g (including wires, connectors & covering)Dimensions: 23 x 5.5 x 7cm – rectangular version (or fully customizable on order)Balance Plug: JST-XH 7-pin

Battery pack is equipped with XT gold plated connectors and JST-XH style balance connectors. External are covered in Blue/Black PVC film (0.12mm). Inside, the cell block is surrounded with a laminated aramid fiber shield (0.50 mm). These battery packs are not protected by the internal BMS, and are manufactured for the intended to use with a external charger with proper protection and balancing circuitry for this kind of lithium-ion cells.

Efficiency: With this kind of battery (6S6P60A) fully charged, a special drone used for emergency services or industrial purposes with weighing about 5kg including payload can continuous fly for 70 minutes, or to cover in-flight the equivalent of a surface of 100 hectares (1.000.000 m2)

Step 1: ​How It’s Made

"Raw" materials:

  • Panasonic NCR18650GA 3.6V 4.20V 3.5Ah 10A / 259Wh/kg
  • 99,97% purity nickel strip
  • XT60 or XT90 gold connector with 12AWG wiring
  • Balance 7-pin connector with 20AWG wiring
  • Aramid laminated fiber cellblock side-shield (0.50 mm)
  • Black/Blue PVC external covering film (0.12mm)

All battery packs, including for UAVs, light electric vehicles and electronic devices are manufactured through “Elektrofietsaccu” the very first CMEC workshop. Best vendor for most of “raw” materials (including the genuine li-ion cells) it’s NKON from Eindhoven,NL.

Step 2: Suitable BMS: ICharger 106B+


cmec made it! (author)2017-01-22

6S6P 25.2V 21Ah 60A 529Wh | Weight: 1800g | Dimensions: 23 x 5.5 x 7cm

DIY Hacks and How Tos made it! (author)2017-01-21

Nice. This could also be really useful for high powered RC cars

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Bio: Founder of CMEC. Designing of battery systems. Thinking about electric transportation and renewable energy. Tesla superfan.
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