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Sony laptop battery pins

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by C. A., Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. C. A.

    C. A. Guest

    Does any one here know (or, know where I can retrieve) the specs. for the
    output pins on an old Sony Vaio laptop battery (model pcga-bpz5(1,2))?
    (Tried the ways I know, and found nothing)

    This battery will be used to power the logic and mechanics of an
    autonomous project I'm working on.

    I am reluctant to touch the leads of my multi-meter to the pins for fear
    of what I may do to it. (unreasonable?) There are eight pins.

    The battery should have both 5v and 12v outs: it seems a perfect way to run
    something that might take far less current than a laptop does.

    Thanks for any help in advance.


  2. the Wiz

    the Wiz Guest

    Sorry, but the battery is 14.8 volts. The 5 volt and 12 volt feeds for the
    laptop are provided by power conditioning circuitry in the laptop.

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  3. C. A.

    C. A. Guest

    Hi thanks for responding, I can take care of the voltage myself, I /do/
    need to know the pinouts and their use/meaning if I am to proceed.

    I found a lot of links to offers to sell the battery, just none explaining
    the interface. At worst, the batteries can be torn out of this packaging
    and placed in a custom housing with it's own simple recharging circuit.
    I'd rather not do this, though (it's so nicely packaged already, and still
    useable on my laptop).


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