QUOTE(Ventmore @ Apr 23 2006, 08:10 PM)
QUOTE(h2gofast @ Apr 23 2006, 08:15 PM)
QUOTE(Ventmore @ Apr 21 2006, 12:59 AM)
Thanks Greg. I had seen that topic, but didn't know if the batteries were still available. Hopefully, he will get back to me on the thread.
There have been a few threads about extending battery life on the 5500 (collie).
Solutions come down to three.
1) Modifying camera similarly shaped camera batteries to fit collie, which is what our German friend was doing.
2) An external battery pack that plugs into the zaurus
3) Wiring an external battery ( same voltage) in PARALLEL to the zaurus battery. A couple of people tried a battery from sony for the palm pda and seem to have had luck with that. When I get some time I'll see if I can't dig up the threads.
Cheers mate...that'd be much appreciated
There you go. This is definitely a mod at your own risk. I just bought two of the thin sony batterieshttp://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/cate...T-42&type=store
I wired one directly to the positive and negative leads and then popped the battery in. I've recharged it twice and it give an extra couple of hours or more, depending on what your running.
I'm not an electrician, but I figured that if I couldn't get more than an hour with a wifi card, the zaurus wasn't worth my time, so it was worth the risk.
I haven't noticed any heat issues, or any other issues for that matter. I had it stuffed into a pda case to hold the whole thing on the back. I'll see if I can come up with some kind of case mod to hold it on.
One last warning, screwing up your wiring or overheating these batteries can be a really bad thing. Battery acid chemical burns are serious business, so attempt at your own risk.