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wsuetholz
post Aug 9 2006, 10:34 PM
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Hello,
Would this type of battery work? If so, then could the battery be integrated into where the hinge is? I realize that this is probably not workable, but, cheap batteries, and the possibility of simplifying the system board layout by not putting the battery in the middle of it, ok, to one side.

2700ma AA rechargeables
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Ferret-Simpson
post Aug 18 2006, 03:59 AM
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I think digital Camcorder batteries are the best option. Chaging over a USB connector?

We're looking at 2 USB ports. . . I vote we make one an OTG port with that lovely little connector and use that to charge, like on the Universal, and my Abacus. That could be the one on the back for stacking with expansion packs? Makes a docking cradle as simple as a usb cable connected straight to a 5v line (via some sort of regulator and switch to autoselect between power from USB cable and power from Mains Charger) and from the USB cable's data lines. Just mount that on a moulded or formed aluminium base, stick in a blue LED to look cool and away we go! Then just use the USB cable as a network to your linux box (Because Windows 5ux><0RZ, naturally!) and away we go! Suddenly you have a bluetooth, Wifi and 3G access point for your aged pre-wireless Vaio.

Ok, that's SLIGHTLY off topic. . . but yeah, Camcorder battery.
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daniel3000
post Aug 18 2006, 04:07 AM
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Having AA batteries (optionally rechargeable) would be awesome!
Imagine batteries are empty on the go, and you can simply go into the next shop and buy a pair of new ones for a few dollars.

That was one of the big advantages of the HP 200LX (sorry to mention that again! ;-)

Also, a buffer would be good so that the device doesn't have to be rebooted on battery exchange. Tat's one thing I don't like with the Zaurus.

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wsuetholz   Batteries   Aug 9 2006, 10:34 PM
Da_Blitz   i dont think that making a model that runs off AA ...   Aug 9 2006, 11:07 PM
BarryW   Has anybody looked into the sony video camera batt...   Aug 10 2006, 05:54 PM
Da_Blitz   i belive someone mentioned that, guess it all depe...   Aug 11 2006, 11:05 PM
Ferret-Simpson   I think digital Camcorder batteries are the best o...   Aug 18 2006, 03:59 AM
daniel3000   Having AA batteries (optionally rechargeable) woul...   Aug 18 2006, 04:07 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Yeah, but how many mAh does a normal AA hold? E.G....   Aug 18 2006, 04:31 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 18 2006, 12:3...   Aug 18 2006, 06:24 AM
zedkatuf2   QUOTE(desertrat @ Aug 18 2006, 03:24 PM)QUOTE...   Aug 23 2006, 10:47 PM
Da_Blitz   actually from what i have seen alkalines only do a...   Aug 19 2006, 04:44 AM
Ferret-Simpson   http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/11276.htm Beat...   Aug 24 2006, 04:38 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Does No-One have an opinion on this?   Aug 26 2006, 03:24 AM
zedkatuf2   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 26 2006, 12:2...   Aug 26 2006, 03:49 AM
Da_Blitz   i havent had a chance to look at the link 9still o...   Aug 26 2006, 05:25 AM
Da_Blitz   forgot to mention the obvious however nokia or mo...   Aug 26 2006, 05:28 AM
Ferret-Simpson   You picked the right guy. XD The newer Nokia batt...   Aug 26 2006, 07:53 AM
Da_Blitz   still havent seen the pic is it a rectangular batt...   Aug 26 2006, 04:21 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Mine hasn't arrived yet, but it's separate...   Aug 27 2006, 02:27 PM
Da_Blitz   once i have X up and running ill have a look, at t...   Aug 28 2006, 03:04 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Nono, It's thicker than a Nokia. About Double ...   Aug 28 2006, 03:11 AM
Da_Blitz   my bad, i will need to check the mesurements for n...   Aug 28 2006, 07:02 PM


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