[NTLK] Battery types to use in Newtons and eMates (was: Delurking and intro)

Warren Ockrassa wockrassa at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 14:44:36 EST 2011

Thanks much for the definitive comment. I was looking at some 2000 mAh NiMH's and wondering if they'd work, provided I didn't try to charge them internally. The wisdom of the internal charge button in the 120 is clearer now. It means I'll be able to use the adapter and the rechargeables without having to worry about the internal charger kicking in. Groovy!

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On Nov 20, 2011, at 10:17, "Frank Gruendel" <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> If you want the Newton to charge the batteries (i.e. if you're planning on
> rebuilding a pack), you should use  NiMH for eMates and 2x00 Newtons and
> NiCd for all earlier Newton models. The Newton models' charge circuitry is
> designed for charging these types, so ugly things might happen if you use
> the wrong type.
> If you want to charge the batteries externally, simply use the largest
> capacity you can get.
> Frank
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