I ordered a couple of extra ODROID-W without base board – just to have on hand for those spontaneous projects.
I haven’t ordered any batteries from Hardkernel due in no small part to the problems ordering batteries from overseas and the hassle with conniptions about lipos and fire.
So, I thought I would buy batteries locally. They have JST and not Molex 51021-0200 connections but I thought I would just add a jumper to the battery. Ordered Molex jumpers to find, go figure, they are too big!
So now I have to sort out batteries from Hardkernel – if and only if they can send them.
The saving grace will be they sell button batteries for the RTC that have the right Molex connector. Worst case I have to buy 8 of those to get the 4 molex connectors I will need for my ODROID-W boards.
So, to get the molex connectors from Digikey they will cost $0.34 (that is 34 cents) for ten. Then $34 (that is 3400 cents) to post. Why? They’d fit in an envelope with a stamp! I ended up ordering 8 RTC button cells from Hardkernel. They have the same connector so I will snip 4 and piggy back the connector on the batteries I bought. If you think about it that is necessary because the batteries still need charging and the new molex connectors will not fit the charger – catch 22.
No real biggy. Most RC batteries have two connectors, one for charger and one for power train.
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