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Old 09-17-2008, 07:13 PM #1
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How-to Build your own IR3 Battery

This will save you about $50

I'm not sure if this will work for other guns or not, but I'm 100% positive it works for the IR3.

Items Needed:
5 New Elite1500a batteries which can be purchased from *note* your batteries, purchased from this site, may not look like mine!:
http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/?si...gid=loosecells

Soldering Iron
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Gun Disassembly Tools
Electrical Tape

Step 1:
Remove the front seal, back plate and grips.
Front Seal: (right tube allon thing)

Back Plate:

Grips:


Step 2:
Unplug your solenoid, battery, COPS and Hopper (if you have it) from your board.

Step 3:
Remove your grip frame and set aside.


Step 4:
unscrew the switch from the back plate. Grab the part of the switch the would be on the inside of the gun when fully assembled and unscrew. Lefty Loosey; Righty Tighty.


Step 5:
Pull the batter wire up through the body and out so that it is near the solenoid.

Step 6:
Push your old battery out through the front of the gun, with the switch and battery wire.


Step 7:
Use a knife to cut the shrink wrap around the battery. Using your soldering iron, disassemble your current battery.

Save the metal strip that runs between the first and last battery and save your wires.
Metal Strip:


Step 8:
Take 2 of your 5 new batteries.
Remove the top tab off of one of those batteries, and remove the bottom tab off of the other. Take the other three batteries and remove both tabs off of all of them.

Step 9:
Take the battery that you removed the top tab from and solder the long metal strip to the remaining tab.


Step 10:
Take the battery that you removed the bottom tab from and solder the red wire that comes from the switch to the remaining tab.


Step 11:
Stack your new batteries up alternating polarity, starting with the one with the metal strip attached to it, and ending with the one with the wire attached to it.


Step 12:
Using electrical tape, TIGHTLY attach your batteries to one-an-other.



Step 13:
Test your battery by plugging it into the board before re-assembling.

Step 14:
using electrical tape, take up any space between the battery and the chamber that it is housed in to prevent rattling. Then proceed to re-assemble your gun.

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Old 09-17-2008, 07:57 PM #2
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:57 PM #3
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You don't have to solder the batteries together?
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:59 PM #4
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:05 PM #5
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You don't have to solder the batteries together?
No, you shouldn't either; soldering them by hand would take up too much space, not letting you screw the cap all the way back in. Pressure from electrical tape is enough.

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Old 09-17-2008, 09:53 PM #6
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Wow, sticky?

Been lotsa oldschool Angel threads popping up as of late.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:13 PM #7
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No, you shouldn't either; soldering them by hand would take up too much space, not letting you screw the cap all the way back in. Pressure from electrical tape is enough.
Well, that depends on how you look at it. The solder won't take up enough space to take up an appreciable amount of space on the battery pack. On the other hand, if you don't solder them properly (which you should *really* be soldering to tabs welded to the batteries), you're likely to damage them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:26 PM #8
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Well, that depends on how you look at it. The solder won't take up enough space to take up an appreciable amount of space on the battery pack. On the other hand, if you don't solder them properly (which you should *really* be soldering to tabs welded to the batteries), you're likely to damage them.
Was just about to post the exact same thing. The cells really should be soldered/welded together, ideally. Done properly, the solder will not extend the length of the battery assembly appreciably. Soldering the cells together is tricky work - you have to move really quickly so you don't overheat the cell and ruin it. Here's some instructions: http://www.logoheli.com/end2end.htm

If this works though, that's cool. Replacing the battery cells isn't an enormous cost, God knows, so even if it only lasts half a season it's a good deal.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM #9
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so far, with this battery setup, i've put over 30k noid clicks on less than half a battery.

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Old 01-16-2009, 04:02 PM #10
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Hi, im in the uk so cant order from the site so could you let me know which of these batteries i would need?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=4486

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:39 PM #11
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you want the 2/3 AF 1000 mAh ones.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:00 PM #12
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nice one,
Do you think shrink wrapping the batteries would work?
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:31 PM #13
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Do you think shrink wrapping the batteries would work?
I think it would probably work great.
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nice one,
Do you think shrink wrapping the batteries would work?
yes, the angel batteries come from the factory shrink wrapped, but you would have to make sure that the batteries are compressed enough to maintain a connection between the batteries. Something you might want to try is to leave a little bit of the tab on the battery, so that it adds a conductive spacer between the cells, making it easier to maintain contact.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:34 AM #15
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might i suggest
http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com

they will creat a custom welded and shrinked pack with just 2 wires for you to solder, check how much a pack for the angel was and its 13.50 plus shipping.
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^A steal at that price.
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sorry for being dumb but I cant work out which batteries I would need ffrom that site.
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might i suggest
http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com

they will creat a custom welded and shrinked pack with just 2 wires for you to solder, check how much a pack for the angel was and its 13.50 plus shipping.
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sorry for being dumb but I cant work out which batteries I would need ffrom that site.
off of that website, you want the elite 1500a those are better batteries than the one in my original post, so i will update it.
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my suggestion is to use the custom pack builder.

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/tst...sp?sid=1443638
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off of that website, you want the elite 1500a those are better batteries than the one in my original post, so i will update it.
You shouldn't need the elite batteries. I doubt the Angel IR3 would be considered a high drain device. A high drain device would be something like an RC car, or in paintball, a jammed Halo. I don't think it'll hurt to go with a high-drain battery, but I'm not sure it'll actually help.
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they are the same price as the 1450's adn they are instock so you might aas well go with the 1500 and recharge your pack even less. either way any of the 2/3A batteries should work.
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