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If using LIPO battery to power the NUC, is it better to use 4S or 3S LIPO?

IPC00
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Hi, I have a NUC7i3BNK. Is it better to use 4S rather than 3S LIPO battery?

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LeonWaksman
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  1. Fully charged LiPo 3S battery voltage is 12.6V (nominal 11.1V)
  2. Fully charged LiPo 4S battery voltage is 16.8V (nominal 14.8V)
  3. Your NUC can be Powered from 12VDC - 19VDC Power Supply (nominal 19 VDC)
  4. So, from the above data the choose should be in favor for 4S (the 3S has to low voltage range).

 

Leon

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I agree. I would also recommend that you use a DC-DC "buck" converter to ensure that a clean and consistent supply is made available to the NUC. Here is an example of what I am talking about: Mini-Box.com: DCDC-NUC, 6-48V automotive power supply for NUC, 12V or 19V output.

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