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> Build Cheap Replacement Batteries ?, Using batteries from Sony PSP....
maxg
post Oct 23 2005, 12:11 PM
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After some hardcore modding of my SL-C1000 (adding internal 512Mb flash + Wifi ...) I think I slightly fried my battery (yes, it made a nice frying noise and leaked some odd and probably toxical stuff ...) but anyway, a replacement costs at least $80 which is naturally a lot too much.
So I had the idea of building my own battery, got the idea because I use a PSP charger and it occured that PSP uses a 3.7V 1800mAh battery, ie exactly the same specs than the Zaurus'. I found a kinda no name one for 30€ and opened it. It's exactly the same size and it fits the zaurus battery slot well, exept for the very different plug the PSP battery has. I tested the battery pins and there is a ground, a charing + and a debit +, but not in the same order (ground is in the middle).

Does anyone here ever tried to build a battery this way ? Do you think it may work if I add connectors to the correct battery pins (I don't see why it wouldn't). Thanks for any advice !
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sidmoraes
post Oct 23 2005, 01:38 PM
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How do you make these changes? did you have any pics?
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lardman
post Oct 24 2005, 02:30 AM
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I'd also be interested in the pics of internal wifi if you've got any lying around.

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Does anyone here ever tried to build a battery this way ? Do you think it may work if I add connectors to the correct battery pins (I don't see why it wouldn't). Thanks for any advice !


Do a search for Nokia batteries on this forum (there's a link to some details of someone doing this), this sounds similar.


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albertr
post Oct 24 2005, 03:58 AM
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Hmm, only 512MB flash and Wi-Fi? What happend with bluetooth? I believe you said before that you added it as well? wink.gif

That said, I would be interested to see the pics too.
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post Oct 24 2005, 03:36 PM
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Curious, did you add a USB hub for Wifi (or just sacrifice the external port) or tap the second USB port on the PXA270?
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pgas
post Oct 24 2005, 10:31 PM
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see also this thread:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=13084

lauter builds and sells a custom 1800 battery for 35 euros (including shipping)
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post Oct 24 2005, 11:01 PM
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512mb flash, hmmmm how, i could partition it and dual boot pdaxrom and cacko. smile.gif
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post Oct 25 2005, 05:06 AM
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QUOTE(pgas @ Oct 25 2005, 01:31 AM)
see also this thread:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=13084

lauter builds and sells a custom 1800 battery for 35 euros (including shipping)
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Yes. But it appears, that those batteries do not work on the Cxx00 series...
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post Nov 1 2005, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE(maxg @ Oct 23 2005, 12:11 PM)
After some hardcore modding of my SL-C1000 (adding internal 512Mb flash + Wifi ...) I think I slightly fried my battery (yes, it made a nice frying noise and leaked some odd and probably toxical stuff ...) but anyway, a replacement costs at least $80 which is naturally a lot too much.
So I had the idea of building my own battery, got the idea because I use a PSP charger and it occured that PSP uses a 3.7V 1800mAh battery, ie exactly the same specs than the Zaurus'. I found a kinda no name one for 30€ and opened it. It's exactly the same size and it fits the zaurus battery slot well, exept for the very different plug the PSP battery has. I tested the battery pins and there is a ground, a charing + and a debit +, but not in the same order (ground is in the middle).

Does anyone here ever tried to build a battery this way ? Do you think it may work if I add connectors to the correct battery pins (I don't see why it wouldn't). Thanks for any advice !
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You make such huge claims and run away ph34r.gif We want to know the details! Please.
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