Author Topic: Battey Extender Advice  (Read 1504 times)

wizzard

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« on: December 22, 2004, 07:37:36 pm »
Hi
I found this on e-bay (battery extender) and was wondering if it would be OK for my 5600. The item description just says Sharp Zaurus. Also, will this work with the Rayovac 15minute rechargeable batteries? Anyone have any experience with this seller?
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Merardon

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 01:19:59 pm »
I saw that too. It looks to be the same as the one featured in IronGeek's Review. It will likely work fine, but I could be wrong. As for the batteries, I'm not sure, unfortunately.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 11:22:21 pm »
I have no experience with that seller (in fact I have only bought one item on e-bay).  Things to do with a battery extender:
1.  Check your polarity (reversing the polarity will destroy the Z's charging circuit)
2.  Check the voltage output.  4 NiMh cells will have a voltage of approximately 5.34V when not under a load.  The Z asks for 5V.  The difference should not damage the Z's circuitry.  I have been using homemade battery boxes for several years.

The batteries you are asking about should work fine.  PM me if you want any additional information and I'll try to help.  I have a bit of knowledge gained through experimentation, asking dumb questions, ham radio apps, and scouring the internet.  I can supply quite a few details that you will probably never need to know, but I like answering questions.

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