Li Ion Battery Packs in Parallel for higher capacity and load for a high current draw camera

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by dhessel, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. dhessel

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 17, 2016
    I have a camera that I am wanting to build a battery belt solution for. I have 3 14.8v 95wh batteries, link to battery below, and 1 14.8v 195wh battery that I would like to use to make this belt. Each battery would have its own connector, would be charged independently of the others and would be connected in parallel. The camera I want to use them with has a very high draw of about 12v at 120 watts. At 10 amps this would exceed the load of these individual batteries which are about 5 amps.

    Is this possible or just a bad idea?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  2. AlbertHall

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Some battery manfacturers allow up to 4 identical cells in parallel while some don't allow paralleling at all. The cells should be new and should have been through identical processes. The link you post has a link to ask a question about this product. Have you tried that?