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themaxtor
post Aug 9 2006, 10:35 AM
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Hey folks - I'm pretty new to the Zaurus arena but assume getting less than 45 minutes from a stock batter fully charged is not normal.

Does anyone know of a high-capacity battery available for the SL-5500 - I see some 1100Mah batteries on eBay (as mentioned here in another topic) but is there anything with a high-capacity???

I'd love to get some info from those of you who have the knowledge before I purchase a new battery!

Thanks for your assistance.
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Ferret-Simpson
post Aug 26 2006, 02:45 AM
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It also wouldn't fit in a standard Docking Cradle.

You can modify a nokia battery (Nokia Ref. BL-5C) to work in a 5500, it means making a little bit of packaging. . But they're 3.7V 850mAh, so they're fine to use.
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arniel
post Aug 29 2006, 01:24 AM
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QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 26 2006, 10:45 AM)
It also wouldn't fit in a standard Docking Cradle.

You can modify a nokia battery (Nokia Ref. BL-5C) to work in a 5500, it means making a little bit of packaging. . But they're 3.7V 850mAh, so they're fine to use.
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If you don't mind a bit of hacking, it is possible to make a digital camera battery fit. I bought a 1800mAh unit from 7dayshop, hacked off the plastic case and made some new contacts with copper tape. Although it's a few mm thicker than the original, and stops the back cover from being refitted, it was possible to hack the cradle to allow it to fit and stays on through the tightness of the fit. Have had over 3hrs with active wifi connection and full backlight, and over 8hrs idling.
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chrget
post Aug 29 2006, 05:07 AM
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QUOTE(arniel @ Aug 29 2006, 11:24 AM)
I bought a 1800mAh unit [...] hacked off the plastic case and made some new contacts with copper tape.
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Just out of curiousity: which battery was the one you used supposed to be compatible with?

I did more or less the same, but with an EN-EL5 (IIRC Nikon)-compatible 1100 mAh battery quite some time ago now. Still works like a charm.

Regards,
Chris.
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