Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

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Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Westcott » Wednesday 23 March 2016 13:04

A year ago, Egregius asked
Didn't know where to post this one, so it went into z-wave.

I have several Fibaro motion and doorsensors.
They all use a CR123A lithium battery.

Has anyone used rechargeable 16340 (RCR123) batteries in them?
Is the 4.2V when fully charged an issue?
What is the expected lifetime compared to normal lithium batteries?
There were no replies, but I'm also interested in these for my FGMS-001s
Zwave - Sigma Z+ stick, Fibaro 2x FGSD002, FGMS001, Horstmann - 2x HRT4, 2x C-stat-11,
4x ASR-ZW, Aeon Micro Switch, 2x TKB TZ68E
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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by robpow » Wednesday 23 March 2016 18:27

I've been using these with good result in all my Fibaro motion and smoke sensors:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/cr123-lithium ... pack-l06bj

Not so much luck with the 16XXX types as the ones I tried were slightly too long.

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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Westcott » Wednesday 23 March 2016 19:05

Matt,
Thanks for the info, I didn't know about 3V rechargeables!

P.s. which charger do you use?
Zwave - Sigma Z+ stick, Fibaro 2x FGSD002, FGMS001, Horstmann - 2x HRT4, 2x C-stat-11,
4x ASR-ZW, Aeon Micro Switch, 2x TKB TZ68E
Max-EQ Cube, Valve
RFXtrx433E, RFlink - 1byone driveway, doorbell, Oregon and BangGood temp
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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by krizzz » Friday 25 March 2016 6:57

Yeah, good question. Does it need a specific charger?


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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Egregius » Friday 25 March 2016 7:23

Didn't know that they exist in 3V version. Last year all I found was 3.6 and 3.7V.

Just ordered http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/12186249954 ... EBIDX%3AIT

One of the smoke detectors reports 35% battery so this comes just in time :)

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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by robpow » Friday 25 March 2016 11:47

I have the matching charger from Maplin but it looks like it's just been discontinued. If I had to get a new one I'd try something like this one:
http://www.componentshop.co.uk/fast-sma ... -123a.html

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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Westcott » Friday 25 March 2016 13:48

Thanks for all of the info.
I did find the chargers you mention, but ended up getting -
http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/7477 ... 0332417273
Zwave - Sigma Z+ stick, Fibaro 2x FGSD002, FGMS001, Horstmann - 2x HRT4, 2x C-stat-11,
4x ASR-ZW, Aeon Micro Switch, 2x TKB TZ68E
Max-EQ Cube, Valve
RFXtrx433E, RFlink - 1byone driveway, doorbell, Oregon and BangGood temp
Wifi - YeeLight RGB, 3x ESP8266

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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by robpow » Friday 25 March 2016 15:32

Slight thread drift here but I also toyed with the idea of finding a dummy CR123 battery, fitting a 3V step down chip inside and wiring it up to a USB power supply. I don't really need battery powered units everywhere so that would mean a few less batteries to change or charge.

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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Westcott » Thursday 07 April 2016 17:11

Update -
The bits arrived from Aliexpress today.
The batteries fit the Fibaro exactly.
I'll report later - hopefully much later - on the battery life.
Currently it's showing 100%
Zwave - Sigma Z+ stick, Fibaro 2x FGSD002, FGMS001, Horstmann - 2x HRT4, 2x C-stat-11,
4x ASR-ZW, Aeon Micro Switch, 2x TKB TZ68E
Max-EQ Cube, Valve
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Re: Rechargeable batteries for Fibaro FGMS-001

Post by Nautilus » Tuesday 05 September 2017 23:19

Hi,

would like to hear your experiences on battery life with these rechargeable batteries, especially LiFePO4 CR123A 3V (3.2V) versions...:D

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