Step 4: Accesories

Some accessories that you may want to consider are voltage meters to see how much charge your batteries hold. Binding posts on the outside to make hooking up solar panels and other devices that connect with alligator clips easier. A 120v to 12v adaptor so that you can just plug it into a wall outlet to charge, I did not add this in my instructable because the charger that I used can already do this without the need for any additional parts. A low voltage cutoff if you plan on drawing a lot of power, my charger provides this so again I didn’t add it.
Great ! Be careful with playing with Lipo batteries as a Lipo fire is dangerous and Lipo batteries can explode if over charged. charge them in a Lipo safe bag, and fire proof box recommend :)
Nice idea, lots of energy.<br />But instead of using an inverter to go from 12v to 120v AC and thenusing a transformer to go back to 5v DC, why not get a 5V regulator,whack a heatsink on it and then wire the output to a couple of USB portsthen you can plug your iPod and phone into the USB port. Would be alotmore efficient and a voltage regulator is cheaper than an inverter.
yes and i explained that in the instructable, while that would be moreefficient to not step it up to step it back down, it is just an exampleof how it can be used <br />
This is a very nice Instructable and very useful.&nbsp;<br />I have that same battery and that same charger and this is exzactly what I do for charging my airplane battery!

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