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Electronics Finding a battery, help

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Burnout21, 23 Mar 2009.

  1. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Ok

    Yesturday i found out my old Philips key006 MP3 player, and it wont charge at all, it has been sat doing nothing for a long time and i suspect the battery has gone dead completely.

    So i want to find a replacement, i have spent many hours searching for a replacement. Below i've snapped a picture of the current one.

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    Dimensional space for it to fit in 36x17x6mm, its a 550mAh battery, but i must say i dont mind it being higher rated if possible.

    It might only be a 128mb mp3 player but its a magnesium alloy case and the design is so sleek, love it!
     
  2. jakenbake

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    no picture?
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    bit-tech is the host of the image.

    Infomation printed on the battery fot those who cant see the image..

    NT5M1A6V1Z 1.2v 550mAh I3 ( I think 'I3' is a revision number.)

    Googling the serial number dosen't result in much to be honest. And i am not sure of the internal chemistry of the battery, wether it be li-ion, or one of the nickel family.
     
  4. theshadow27

    theshadow27 What's a Dremel?

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    There's no picture. Is it round or square?
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    well if you look at the dimensions in the first post its rectrangular.

    Odd that i can see the picture, and this is the 3rd machine i've viewed it on.
     
  6. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    At 1.2V I doubt it's Lithium. If it's a Ni-Cad suffering from memory effect you can sometimes restore chargeability with a short sharp shock. Worked for me with a dud phone battery, a 1-second zap charge from a 12V car battery, then normal charge.
     
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  8. Burnout21

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    I found out a few days ago it was NiMH, and still searching for something suitable.

    I had a look and the album was set to private, so i have gone public in hope it fixes the problem of images.
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Picture works now.
    Try refining your search to "1.2V gumstick battery" lots of sizes

    john
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    think mine is a half gumstick battery, if that even exists....
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    haha, i finally found a battery which was ment for a cordless phone, two infact, two batteries doubled up for a 2.4v output, so i pulled out a soldering iron and dismantled it and rebuilt my MP3 it now charges and plays! yay!
     
  12. jhanlon303

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    That's excellent! I totally spaced out cordless batteries. And I used to have my own Radio Shack store:wallbash: Good find.

    john
     
  13. Burnout21

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    yeah it was a real B*tch to find, they are know by a few different names CP35, and HC something or other, most annoying.

    Anyway i kept finding them in packs of two, so i hunted for 2.4v battery packs, and i won! Cost me £10 from Maplin, F**king rip off tbh. Well at least i have a spare aswell.

    Again thanks john, your 'gumstick' search helped bucket loads!
     

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