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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Michael, Nov 19, 2006.

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  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Hi,

    I have a PalmOne Tungsten T3 and the battery is starting to go down hill.
    I've looked at getting other batteries as a replacement which raised a
    question.....

    Can I replace the original 3.7V 900mAh battery with two 3.7V 1100mAh ones
    providing they're wired in parallel? Would the pda 'see' any difference
    between them (them being the older battery and the newer 'one')...Especially
    when it came to the battery-life-left indicator?

    The only difference I can see would be an increased charging time and
    running time but wanted to check in here before I committed :)

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Michael. Wouldn't do it myself. First, batteries wired in
    parallel won't either charge or discharge evenly. This won't work well
    with the charging cycle, either.

    Second, I'd guess most of your irritation with battery life has to do
    with nursing the original past the end of its useful life.

    Of course, the PDA itself doesn't mind -- well-regulated voltage is the
    same no matter where it comes from. You could hook it up to any
    well-regulated 3.7V source, and the PDA will just take the current it
    needs (which isn't much). The only real issue is charging.

    Try just replacing with a new one, and see how you feel. Pdaparts.com
    has good quality replacement parts, and has your battery in stock for
    $29.99. Remember that you need the two small Torx drivers.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Thanks Chris
     
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