A message I got in my inbox. I’ll be getting some and was wondering if I should claim some for swindon?
I’ve been contacted by a company shutting down their production line …
They have 50,000 unused LiPo batteries that are out of warranty, will be below full charge (but probably not below safe level) and that have lost capacity.
Before they recycle them, they have asked if the Maker/Hacker communities would like them / any.
Obviously some legal disclaimer would be involved (no onward responsibility, agree to dispose properly, no onward-selling, but private use only etc).
The batteries are 450mAh 3.7V nominal LiPo in a PCB-mount package.
They may ask for a contribution towards carriage. Normally they are shipped by courier on a 220kg pallet.
If anyone is interested in some, please let me know how many and I can put you in touch. Feel free to pass this email on.
They also like to get in touch with anyone who’d like to do a deal for 370k 0R 0402 resistors.
I don’t have any obligation to take any, they are happy to recycle them all, but if you have a use …
I think there’s going to be a delivery to EMF so the shipping cost may be avoided.