Any tricks... Inspection light spares.
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    Default Any tricks... Inspection light spares.

    Dear Brains Trust,

    I have a couple of (wearable) headlights made by Hella that my sister managed to pop by plugging them into the wrong charger (polarity). I isolated the problem to the wee bit of electronic trickery that sits atop of the battery (I have another such light and swapped the battery over). The lights themselves are about $100 + each.

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    I figured I'd just find a couple more batteries and be done - but my searches for spares have been unproductive, though there are a plethora of sites that come up offering to sell me 1 - 1000 pieces at $1.35 - 0.80 per unit (though I still don't seem to be able to find the bit I'm after).

    I contacted the Hella agent in this part of the world and they said "good luck".

    I've searched by product code, part number and the same light is also sold as a Scangrip product.

    Does anyone have any shortcuts or search strategies which might gift me a win.

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    Is it feasible to either make up a a battery pack or adapt the connections for a battery with same values that was made for another purpose? I know my RC neighbour used to package his own battery packs. Here is a kit for building battery packs, no soldering needed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pxq4Au5iuc
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    Ex' try having a look at hobby shops. That is just a run of the mill single cell Lipo battery. Online (overseas) is not going to help you much because nobody wants to send Lipos by mail.

    There's a lot of hobby shops online here where you will find that kind of battery.
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    Not quite: the code WT 902554 translates to 90X25X54mm. The pack needs to be quite small and have the ICs soldered to the top.
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    You really need to get your arse to a hobby shop. Lipo cells come in a vast variety of sizes. For that voltage (single cell) that is not a small size.
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