There I was looking at my Panasonic phone and listening to my wife complain () about how we needed a new phone because it dies after 10 minutes (more like 10 hours).. Having had some extra time on my hands, I pulled the battery out and started my quest for a replacement. Expecting nothing short of an arm, a leg or even my next born child. It was not so surprising that the original replacements are costly and the cheap knock-offs are somewhat questionable in quality. In my fascination to dissimulate unworkable gadgets. I quickly discovered that the batteries look a lot like the plain old rechargeable ones that are found in similar everyday items like the Wii controllers, MP3 players or even your girl friends unmentionables. Having nothing to fear short of buying a new phone, I started pulling the batteries out of the plastic battery container. As you can see they are just normal 1500mAh, 1.2v, NiMH. The label listed 2.4v, but that is a simple 1.2v + 1.2v math.
This was a pretty simple replacement. I grabbed a few extra 2450mAh, 1.2v, NiMH out of another device. And then removed the old batteries with a small flat head screw driver. They are somewhat soldered into place, but with some work you can remove them. There is a wire on the bottom that connects the two battery ends, you can't really see this in these pictures, but if you destroy that part you can probably use a piece of aluminum or thin wire to connect the batteries.
When I removed the batteries out of the battery case, I managed to break the top ends off. I was sure it would not hold together after breaking the tops off, but lucky enough I actually needed to do this. Using some Needle-nose pliers I removed the rest of the plastic in order for the batteries to make contact with the phone. Just make sure that plastic bar along the top is mostly intact. As you can see I managed to install the battery pack back into phone snugly and I didn't need to solder anything or spend any money. Woot!
**3dGameman and Tivon are not responsible or liable for any damages of any kind. As always, proceed with caution.
it sickens me how they put so cheap batteries of 1500mAh or less
there is one thing i don't understand whit phones thye make they nicer look "better "faster and so fort but thats not what most people nedd i only want 2 or 3 things on mine gsm a camera ability to send SMS and to make a call. and a lat of baery time lets say 2 weeks or more. but that wishful thinking. but yea why don't they make that. a) phone(low power not smart-phone) + b)big battery+c)shake loader(so if you walk your phone recharges)+d)swinging handle to recharge. make this(even without option c and d) and i would buy it for sure instead of a smart phone or bring option C and D in a smart-phone and you have the best phone ever.
I agree with you 100% falmatrix2r! They use some of the cheapest batteries they can find. One of our older phones that died from lightning years ago only had 700mAh's that practically had to stay on the charger 24/7. Since I've installed these 2450mAh's it's like a new phone again with improved range and ultra long lasting communications.
Just checked again on the prices for generic are $15 and quality $25. Cheaper online, but the shipping brings it back inline with retail. For $20's you can get a 4 or 8 pack of better quality rechargeable batteries and use the remaining ones on other devices.
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