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Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:30:32 PM »
DC16's have a common problem of killing batteries and not holding the charge anymore for very long, so I Googled remedies on how to fix rechargeable batteries, but came across this wonderfully motivating video! Maybe it will work for Dyson DC16 batteries?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtqRvAu71Gw
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 11:38:52 PM »
Haha I've done this to a few in the past, just watch out because they really can explode and they hurt when they do if you're near them! I had a LiPo make a hole in my windscreen once haha.
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 12:43:21 AM »
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I think I'll probs get a new battery when I get it ;)
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 02:25:46 PM »
I went through these thoughts with the Roomba and AccuNova battery, and decided that the cost of the new cells, plus the time taken to fit them was really not worth it over a new cheap battery!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vacuum-Cleaner-Battery-21-6V-2000mAh-for-Dyson-DC16-12097-BP01-Root-6-912433-01-/281240452542?hash=item417b3cbdbe:g:fNUAAOSwl8NVVqTj

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 07:36:33 PM »
indeed, having seen a Li - Ion battery go on the tube I wouldn't want to risk it  :boggleeye:

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 08:31:10 PM »
Anyone one know how many cells there is in one of them packs? as most li on battery cells have 3.7-4.2v per cell, there could be the same as 18650 cells or just fit high discharge 5s-6s lipo then you will see sucking power  8)

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 11:12:06 PM »
or just fit high discharge 5s-6s lipo then you will see sucking power  8)

Imagine that, you would have to fit something to shut it off when the voltage gets to a point to avoid damaging the LiPo, and get a new balance charger but it'd be awesome lol.
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 10:03:09 AM »
Reasonable charger for lipo form hobbyking at 25-35 and lipo low voltage for 2.04

http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__45911__HobbyKing_8482_Lipoly_Low_Voltage_Alarm_2s_6s_UK_Warehouse_.html?strSearch=lipo%20low

If I can get my hands on cheap handheld version of dyson I will fit lipo to it and see how it works.


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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 01:56:13 AM »
I had a DC16 and A DC35 multi Floor. I hot them for nowt. they worked but needed batteries and chargers and also a good refurb. I lost the rag  :angryman: with them and threw them out.

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2016, 03:06:34 AM »
:o I always wanted a cordless Dyson! DC35's are worth a lot and so are DC16's
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 10:44:55 PM »
I had a DC16 and A DC35 multi Floor. I hot them for nowt. they worked but needed batteries and chargers and also a good refurb. I lost the rag  :angryman: with them and threw them out.
Why would you do that?
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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 10:48:29 PM »
I dont know how we managed befor the dc16  :))

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 10:48:58 PM »
I had a DC16 and A DC35 multi Floor. I hot them for nowt. they worked but needed batteries and chargers and also a good refurb. I lost the rag  :angryman: with them and threw them out.
Why would you do that?

for the price of a new battery and a charger. you're far better getting a brand new one. I wouldn't buy any of the chepo batterys and chargers on ebay. I've seen what they do. if I remember right someone's house got burnt down becuase of a cheapo battery on a hand held

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 10:53:12 PM »
Most of my stuff has ebay batterys/chargers/usb leads etc.

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Re: Dyson DC16 potential battery hack!
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 11:14:38 PM »
my ebay battery hasnt exploded,  but i always unplug it and put the charger away when its finished
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