Lead to lithium battery hack
plinio at mail1.orientation.com
Sun Mar 26 23:03:12 CEST 2000
Aside from being down over the amp accident, I am happy because I got a new toy. A
portable DAT. I bought it from Dave Solursh a while back, but it was sitting in New York
for some time waiting to be brought to Colombia (By the way Dave... thanks a million I am
real happy and exited to start using it).
The only thing is, I think the Lead Acid battery is too old because I have not been able
recharge it yet. So I am wondering what kind of a solution I can come up with (ordering
replacements will take a real long time from here, so I need a temporary solution).
The battery is a 6Volts 800mA (the power suply is 7.4 volts 1.6A). Would it be safe to
bundle a diferent kind of rechargeable battery (say Lithium) to give me the right voltage
and amperage (it could be a simple hack...just need the right connector).
I have two worries about doing this. Obviously, I don't want to mess up the DAT. Also,
should I aim to go for the 6V 800mA of the battery or can I go all the way up to the 7V
1.6A of the wallwart. Third, If I make a battery out of several smaller lithium
can I recharge it (by just connecting this battery to the power suply for a couple of
I have this bizare impatience sometimes its good and sometimes its bad, but I would
apreciate any help on this subject.
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