Tesla's new 4680 - We're gonna need a bigger flashlight

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nice explanation of the copper tabless anode with the dunny roll though I was curious why the copper looks like that folded on its self

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Tesla won’t be the only 4680 manufacturer. They contracted Panasonic to build them as well:
https://electrek.co/2020/12/27/tesla-tsla-4680-battery-cell-produced-pan...
And LG hints at making them as well:
https://electrek.co/2020/10/21/tesla-battery-supplier-lg-chem-prepares-t...

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Does that mean we’ll have access to them?

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Does that mean we’ll have access to them?

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In future we will be scavenging cells from an old Tesla’s. Kinda cool, huh.

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I did some calculations…

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 130K Lumens (18 XHP70.2)

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 151K Lumens (26 XHP70.2)

Now imagine 6 of these beasts!

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Th558 wrote:
I did some calculations…

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 130K Lumens (18 XHP70.2)

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 151K Lumens (26 XHP70.2)

Now imagine 6 of these beasts!

165 Amps ? my god.. a nuclear reactor pulls less. Shocked

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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We will need wheels instead of carrying handles soon.

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We will need wheels instead of carrying handles soon.

Nah. Bore out a Q8 to get rid of the cloverleaf cutout inside and leave just a 49mm or so circle, and it’d drop right in.

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Just saw this video from these new cells.

And a video from Tesla Daily about that video:

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Nah. Bore out a Q8 to get rid of the cloverleaf cutout inside and leave just a 49mm or so circle, and it’d drop right in.

You gonna tighten it down hard enough to stretch the battery tube 15mm? Your muskles are bigger than mine.

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Soda can lights with 150k+ lumens are perhaps within reach with Elons new cells. My 10-20k lumen lights get slightly warm fast, 150k would be akin to holding molden lava?

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manithree wrote:
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Nah. Bore out a Q8 to get rid of the cloverleaf cutout inside and leave just a 49mm or so circle, and it’d drop right in.

You gonna tighten it down hard enough to stretch the battery tube 15mm? Your muskles are bigger than mine.

The Q8 has those big honkin’ springs for the individual 18650s, to make sure even different-length cells are firmly smooshed up against the top ring.

Ditch the springs and that insert as well, a small group of nubbins right on the end-cap to make contact with the negative end of the cell is all that’s needed.

Hell, a sprinkling of a few belleville washers, a crimped/bumpy/crunkled thin sheet of Cu, anything shallow but that makes good electrical contact, is all that’s needed.

At least it’s a start. Any mfr could make a variant of the tube to fit one of those donks, bored out and marginally longer if needed.

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Was gonna add, the SD05 SD01 also takes 4×18650 and has a 1-piece body, no end-cap! So the cloverleaf board is pretty much dropped down the hole and pressed into place. Same dealy, but no worries about another cap and another set of threads. Might even be thicker stock that can afford to be milled down a few more mm.

Academic, though, as no one seems to actually have one of those cells to measure exact length.

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SD05 takes 4 cells? Which SD05?

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Dee-oh!

SD01.

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CR888 wrote:
Soda can lights with 150k+ lumens are perhaps within reach with Elons new cells. My 10-20k lumen lights get slightly warm fast, 150k would be akin to holding molden lava?

There’s no way a soda can light with one of these cells will do 150K Lumens. My guess would be 40-50K but could be more. Depends on the performance of the cell really.
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Just found this thread! I’ve been wondering ever since I heard of the 4680 if/when we’d see it in a flashlight

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Th558 wrote:
I did some calculations…

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 130K Lumens (18 XHP70.2)

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 151K Lumens (26 XHP70.2)

Now imagine 6 of these beasts!


Man I was thinking all last night about a 150,000 lumen soda can light. Haha
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Photon Master wrote:
Th558 wrote:
I did some calculations…

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 130K Lumens (18 XHP70.2)

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 151K Lumens (26 XHP70.2)

Now imagine 6 of these beasts!


Man I was thinking all last night about a 150,000 lumen soda can light. Haha

Haha that’d be amazing. Imagine just lighting up the whole street in front of someone for a second leaving them extremely confused. 50K Lumens from 18x XHP70.2 would require about 120A. I’d be pretty happy with that in a soda can light. They said it has 6x more performance but compared to which 21700 cell? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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Th558 wrote:
Photon Master wrote:
Th558 wrote:
I did some calculations…

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 130K Lumens (18 XHP70.2)

2× 4860 @ 165A each = 151K Lumens (26 XHP70.2)

Now imagine 6 of these beasts!


Man I was thinking all last night about a 150,000 lumen soda can light. Haha

Haha that’d be amazing. Imagine just lighting up the whole street in front of someone for a second leaving them extremely confused. 50K Lumens from 18x XHP70.2 would require about 120A. I’d be pretty happy with that in a soda can light. They said it has 6x more performance but compared to which 21700 cell? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Ya I have a couple 6500K’s that are on the 10k to 14k range and they put out an amazing amount of light. My imalent MS18 puts out 100k briefly and it’s almost frightening to behold

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if these see duty in ESS applications(powerwall) we may get a higher capacity lower drain variant.
such a cell will still be overkill for most any flashlight we could concoct current wise but with huge capacity.

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Agro wrote:
Tesla won’t be the only 4680 manufacturer. They contracted Panasonic to build them as well: https://electrek.co/2020/12/27/tesla-tsla-4680-battery-cell-produced-pan... And LG hints at making them as well: https://electrek.co/2020/10/21/tesla-battery-supplier-lg-chem-prepares-t...

Isn’t this why they built the Giga Factory? So they can eliminate the middle man?

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if these see duty in ESS applications(powerwall) we may get a higher capacity lower drain variant. such a cell will still be overkill for most any flashlight we could concoct current wise but with huge capacity.

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I heard Musk is build a Terafactory that builds Gigafactories (:

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zoulas wrote:
Agro wrote:
Tesla won’t be the only 4680 manufacturer. They contracted Panasonic to build them as well: https://electrek.co/2020/12/27/tesla-tsla-4680-battery-cell-produced-pan... And LG hints at making them as well: https://electrek.co/2020/10/21/tesla-battery-supplier-lg-chem-prepares-t...

Isn’t this why they built the Giga Factory? So they can eliminate the middle man?

More like supply chain second source… alternate / backup.
Cool… I didn’t know they make prototype batteries in Fremont.

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Elon Musk wrote:
The reason Tesla is doing its own cell production is in order to accelerate the growth. It is not to make less use of our cell suppliers. In fact, I want to be really clear Tesla wants to increase purchases from cell suppliers. And we’ve been very clear with our cell suppliers, whether it be CATL or Panasonic or LG, that we will take as many batteries as they can produce, so — and we urge them to increase their production and we will buy as much as they can send to us.

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