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Edit**** I started a new post about the LIP-8 batteries because they are specific to the MZ-R50 (LIP-8 battery) and impossible to find in the UK at least, the LIP-12 for the MZ-R30 is a different matter, these readily available at present. Hi guys, I know these batteries are now getting almost impossible to find in the UK - most certainly the whole unit LIP-8. The actual replacement 14650 battery (inside the LIP-8) is easy enough to find, however it is difficult to mount into the LIP-8 as they do not have tabs or tails to solder to (WARNING:- never ever solder Li-ion batteries - it takes specialised equipment). Places like www.powerexpert.co.uk used to supply the whole unit, but these places all seem to be out of stock these days - I ordered from a few but had refunds because of no stock (even though they showed the item as In Stock). So after many hours searching I could not find a single tabbed or tailed 14650 in the UK! But strangely I could find lots of 14500 with tabs. After a little research I discovered that the 14650's dimensions are 14mm OD x 65mm length and the 14500's dimensions are 14mm OD x 50mm. The 14500 will fit, but just be a little shoerter inside the casing of the LIP-8. Also as a bonus (probably due to batteries improving over the years) the 14500 are 800mah. This is perfect for the MZ-R50 application. So I ordered a 14500 with tabs and as a last grasp asked the vendor if he knew where I could get a 14650 with tabs and surprisingly he said he could supply them! @ £4.89. So I ordered one of those as well - I will try and get hold of a worn out LIP-8 battery casing so I can try them both out as I only have the original at present. Basically I am going to do the same as in this great post LIP-12 MZ-R30 battery Mod, however I have tabbed batteries that will make it so much easier! Questions: 1) The 14500 is 800mah and as such seems perfect fo the MZ-R50, but are there any other considerations when selecting the battery replacement? 2) The 14650 is 1100mah - will this be OK for the MZ-R50 application? Will the extra 300mah cause charging problems etc? Thanks - Steve Link to tabbed 14500 800mah -------> 14500 800mah data for the battery is in the listing Link to tabbed 14650 1100mah --------> 14650 1100mah the link is actually for a 18650, but he told me to order it and put in the paypal notes (or send him an ebay message) stating that I require a 14650 1100mah.