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Re:Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
« on: February 14, 2006, 12:11AM »
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Quote from: Ismenio on February 13, 2006, 04:46AM   

We certainly would want to be able to have a replaceable battery or be able to open it and replace it ourselves when the time comes.

I would like to have LiIon batteries in standard sizes (AA, AAA, C and so on)

Else i would see the same problem as with modern PPCs and some digicams: if their LiIon batteries are dead, then you can throw them away, because the batteries are not changeable or some day in the future they will be out of production too!

I am not sure, why there are no LiIon batteries in standard sizes; maybe it is not possible to get the necessary voltage with this sizes?

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I have a Treo 600 smart phone and I had to buy and replace the battery myself after about 2 years of use. The new models like the 650 have a detachable battery that anyone can replace without having to open the phone.

yes, but how long will you be able to buy this battery?

I have a Compaq Aero 2180 here; there is no chance to buy a new LiIon battery for it!  And this device is relatively new compared to our chess computers!

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One plus I see in using these types of batteries is that you don’t have to worry about the dreaded “battery leaking acid” problem

Last week in my office i heard i little 'pop!', when one of the AA-batteries in my cordless mouse started to leak! 


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Re:Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 04:46AM »
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I think that’s an interesting idea. But I doubt Novag or Excalibur would do something like this. Wouldn’t that make the computers more expensive?
We certainly would want to be able to have a replaceable battery or be able to open it and replace it ourselves when the time comes. I have a Treo 600 smart phone and I had to buy and replace the battery myself after about 2 years of use. The new models like the 650 have a detachable battery that anyone can replace without having to open the phone.
I recently bought an Apple iPod (5th generation) and I’m already thinking about how I’m going to handle the battery issue when the time comes: will I do it myself or have an authorized dealer do it for me?

One plus I see in using these types of batteries is that you don’t have to worry about the dreaded “battery leaking acid” problem

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Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 09:03AM »
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While it would perhaps seem the easiest thing to walk around with rechargeable AAA/AA batteries in your handheld chess computer while you're at the beach, don't you think that chess computer manufacturers seem long overdue in making a computer with its own custom lithium-ion battery rechargeable...?  Perhaps a manufacturer should team up with a company known for making rechargeable lithium-ions.  If the chess computer maker goes belly-up and our lithium-ions die (and they will die), we can at least purchase another one (from the well-known company)...
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