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Palm III series rechargeable battery solution

We have an exclusive preview picture and details of a NiMh battery pack with a 12V cigarette lighter charger and a power adapter (100 - 240V) for the Palm III series. The battery fits inside the palm AAA battery slot, the contacts for the charger are on the top of the battery, a new cover with two holes is provided together (see picture). The price for the complete pack is $49.95 with shipment set to begin in late April. More details will follow as they become available. Click the read story button for the (56k) picture.

Palm III series rechargable battery kit -Palm Edition users: See the desktop site for the picture


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More Battery Power for Palm VII

techcounselor @ 3/24/2000 9:26:43 PM #
The Palm VII needs a similar power rejuvenation. The wireless capability truly wears thin on 2 AAA batteries. H_EL_P SOON!!!!!
RE: More Battery Power for Palm VII
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/12/2001 4:57:08 PM #
OK, I found a site that actually sells this product for both the Palm III and VII they also have some for the Palm M100/M105 and the Handspring Visor. The site is at www.oceanbattery.com They also have the same sort of thing for a gameboy.


Visor

mike @ 3/24/2000 9:37:36 PM #
Will it also com out for the visor?
RE: Visor
dave @ 3/24/2000 11:10:42 PM #
If it is available, or will become available for Visor, this seems ideal in combination with the Handy GPS springboard module reported to come out next month (April). The springboard module reportedly shortens the battery life to about 6 hours, however, since you would be more likely to use in the car on a trip, a cigarette adaptor would be a logical and ideal companion to this springboard.
RE: Visor
dumbuser @ 3/26/2000 1:29:30 AM #
Come on. Where have you guys been? I already did one for the Visor!
http://discussion.visorcentral.com/Forum1/HTML/001040.html
The" CLASS=NEWS TARGET=_NEW>http://discussion.visorcentral.com/Forum1/HTML/001040.html
The input can be 12Volts as well. There is a regulator on board.
RE: Visor
dave @ 3/26/2000 9:33:35 PM #
Actually dumbuser, I did see the other rechargeable at Visor Central your referring to. Pretty cool. But I happen to be electronically inept, so I'm likely to opt out of anything involving a soldering iron.

This alternative looks like a simple "plug and play" option.

RE: Visor
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/12/2001 5:01:19 PM #
They have built a visor adapter. The information is at www.oceanbattery.com

So, is there somewhere I can get this?

Kris @ 3/25/2000 6:37:25 PM #
Come on guys, you review the product, give us the company's URL...
RE: So, is there somewhere I can get this?
Ryan @ 3/26/2000 12:47:30 PM #
The company that is developing this does not have a website yet. If you are interested in contacting them you can get ahold of them here:
Jean Michel BRAITBART
Solutions For Individuals
152-154, rue des Pyrenees
75020 PARIS FRANCE
jeanmichel.braitbart@worldonline.fr
RE: So, is there somewhere I can get this?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/12/2001 5:00:20 PM #

Palm III series rechargeable battery solution

Zacc @ 3/26/2000 1:36:25 PM #
I'll take two... Where do I sign up?
RE: Palm III series rechargeable battery solution
I.M. Anonymous @ 5/9/2002 5:35:37 PM #
NO COMMENTS.

sweet!

woohoo @ 3/26/2000 2:28:41 PM #
That's great! I can't wait to order one! My Palm IIIe doesn't EAT batteries, but I replace them every 9-12 days. So it will be VERY useful.

4-1/2 out of 5 stars!

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/26/2000 7:29:54 PM #
This would be perfect if it could be integrated in a HotSync cradle.

Palm III series rechargeable battery solution

Parrot @ 3/27/2000 7:23:09 AM #
In fact, I've just bought 4 AAA NiMH batteries and a charger. All of them only cost me NT$750 (about US$25). Althought it could be greatful when using a HotSync, it may be a little too expensive!
RE: Palm III series rechargeable battery solution
Robin @ 3/27/2000 5:15:33 PM #
Actually, I don't think the price is too high at all. Given the stated expected life of NiMH batteries, each time you recharge them it's the equivalent of buying alkaline batteries at a penny apiece.
RE: Palm III series rechargeable battery solution
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/12/2001 5:02:52 PM #
The NiMH batteries are rechargeable up to 1000 times and are available separately or with the PDA Pal kit at www.oceanbattery.com

Battery meter?

I.M. Anonymous @ 3/27/2000 9:43:51 AM #
What about the battery meter? NiMH cells have a lower voltage (1.2V if I remember right) so the pack will not be 3V when fully charged. Also, the voltage x charge left is different so the low battery alert will show up too soon (or too late).

One of the changes in PalmOS for the Palm V was support for rechargeble batteries, but I don't know if it's automatic.

I have used Rayovac Rechargeable Alkaline batteries and one of their advantage is that they are 1.5V.

Battery meter SOLUTION
I.M. Anonymous @ 3/28/2000 5:06:18 PM #
You can change the battery meter according to which kind of batteries you use. There is a dot command to do this, but I can't remember what it is (go to www.palmgear.com/faq and do a search on "batteries" or "dot commands" for specifics). David Pogue also discusses this in "The Ultimate Guide" (there's a subtitle, but a friend has mine right now, so I can't refer to it).

-T

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