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#1 (permalink)      10/5/2016 5:25:28 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hey. Can I charge my battery from micro usb? And what are the best battery to buy?
#2 (permalink)      10/5/2016 5:36:19 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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You can charge the battery using the micro USB, but you really would be better off getting a good charger.
something like an xtar or a Nitecore.
As far as Cells go I'd go for Samsung INR18650-25R 2-pack SKU 2706700 or 4-pack SKU 2706600

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Thank You. And what battery charger you would suggest?
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It's much better to charge batteries in an external charger. Any of the XTAR chargers are an excellent choice. This dual battery version for $18.68 SKU 3519700 or this single battery one for the budget conscious at just $8.25 SKU 5204900. XTAR chargers use a USB power supply. Both will run off a standard 1A USB phone charger and will charge a single battery at 1A, but the dual battery charger needs a 2.1A USB charger to charge two batteries at 1A at the same time.

Good 3000 mAh batteries around the $5-6 mark are the LG HG2 SKU 2535100 ($11.84 for 2), Samsung 30Q SKU 2363400 ($10.23 for 2). Sony VTC batteries are also good, but more expensive.
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Froglet types faster than me :P
#6 (permalink)      10/5/2016 12:11:23 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Oh, and don't forget to use the BLF coupon code to get 5% off your batteries. That's if you're in one of the few remaining countries that can still buy batteries from FT. :-/