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DIY Ikea Eneby battery cup

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Ikea made a bluetooth speaker for which you can buy a 14.4V, 37Wh battery, costing about $20.

I made a 3d-printed holder for it so it can be used to power a sound bag and other equipment.

These packs can be charged in the speaker (the smaller model) itself or with smart chargers like the Imax B6.

 

I've mentioned these batteries in Allen Rowand's DIY BDS topic, and being inspired by his contributions to the location sound DIY community I wanted to add to it as well.

 

Speaker

https://m2.ikea.com/us/en/p/eneby-bluetooth-speaker-white-40401393/

 

Battery

https://m2.ikea.com/us/en/p/eneby-battery-pack-20414264/

 

Thingiverse link

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3681131

 

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Great work, thanks for posting. Are yo using the Imax to charge? Same battery contacts as the output (or the other 2)? I.e you can use the holder you made for charging purposes as well?

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1 hour ago, daniel said:

Great work, thanks for posting. Are yo using the Imax to charge? Same battery contacts as the output (or the other 2)? I.e you can use the holder you made for charging purposes as well?

Yes, the Imax B6 charges with the cup, but no balance charging. The battery has four pins which according to some teardown images seem to be plus, temperature resistance, ID resistance and minus, so no access to the individual cells. I suspect the batteries have some sort of BMS, but not sure what kind.

I tested charging 500 mA with my Imax at constant two amps for fifteen minutes and the charging voltage varied about one volt above the battery charge.

 

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Way to go!  Chargers are really expensive and I'm not really sure why.  I guess they keep you from burning down your house but how complicated do they really have to be.  The battery cup looks great!

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NIce.  The IKEA battery pack would not power a whole rig very long, but definitely could be useful. And you can't beat the $20  price.

Stated specs:
Capacity: 2600mAh/37.4Wh
Input: DC 16.8V, 2.0A
Output: DC 14.4V, 3.1A

 

 

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That's about the same capacity of a nicad NP-1 if I recall correctly. I used to power a SD302 and 2 Micron receivers for most of a day on one of those.  😀

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On 1/3/2020 at 3:59 PM, Rick Reineke said:

NIce.  The IKEA battery pack would not power a whole rig very long, but definitely could be useful. And you can't beat the $20  price.

Stated specs:
Capacity: 2600mAh/37.4Wh
Input: DC 16.8V, 2.0A
Output: DC 14.4V, 3.1A

 

 

I do like what Jacob has done but NP-Fs are still the Wh / $ bench mark. Aside from the larger capacity of the batteries (eg NP-F970 are c. 60Wh), @ +2 Wh / $, NP-Fs just beat the Ikea option. Plus charger nirvana with USB I/O NP-Fs, so you can charge a bunch of them from a 6 port USB charger - costing less than a battery and about the same size. A 12v O/P shoe adds to their practicality. Some room for improvement with the shoes but workable as they are.

 

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On 1/3/2020 at 3:01 PM, Mattias Larsen said:

Have you used this in reality now? How is it performing in real life situations?

They work quite well for my use, they're quite easy to swap. I'm powering two Sony DWX receivers for about 6 hours and I use a separate 3s battery for my F8 recorder. I normally turn off the receivers when there's longer setups between takes and at lunch and that usually gets me through a day on one IKEA pack.

 

On 1/4/2020 at 3:03 AM, daniel said:

I do like what Jacob has done but NP-Fs are still the Wh / $ bench mark. Aside from the larger capacity of the batteries (eg NP-F970 are c. 60Wh), @ +2 Wh / $, NP-Fs just beat the Ikea option. Plus charger nirvana with USB I/O NP-Fs, so you can charge a bunch of them from a 6 port USB charger - costing less than a battery and about the same size. A 12v O/P shoe adds to their practicality. Some room for improvement with the shoes but workable as they are.

 

Yeah, that sounds like a good alternative. I like the USB functionality as a redundancy.

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