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Old 03-27-2013, 06:51 AM   #1
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Battery Upgrade on KT, KG, KM Possible?

Searching the forum I could not find any information about the internal battery packs used in the Kobo e-ink line of ereaders.
Looking at mod and tear down pictures it seems to me that a polymer battery pack is used. Probably Li-ion. Can someone post more information about it?
I would like to knowthe specs of the standard battery packs used in the readers, like power, capacity, dimensions (length,width,height).

Can the battery be replaced with a higher capacity pack?

Update (based on comments in this thread).

Kobo Glo
Type: Li-ion
Power: 3.7V
Capacity: 1000 mAh
Dimensions: 54.5(L)×42.3(W)×3.8(T)mm
Manufacturer: Power Source Energy Co., Ltd.
Part number: H384355
Website: www.psebattery.com
Product link: H384355

Kobo Touch
To be posted (hopefully)

Kobo Mini
To be posted (hopefully)

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Since the battery is taped in you can replace the battery. Ebay may have batteries but basically all you need is the battery number to look it up on the web. After market batteries can sometimes have a higher capacity or lesser capacity and there is not a 100 percent guarantee that it will work. My experience with after market batteries has been very favorable for my Logitech mx mouse, another device that was built for non battery replacement. Bottom line though is they expect the readers to have a finite life span and expect you to buy the newest model when that life span ends this is due to marketing and profit.

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The part number for the Glo battery was posted in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206111
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The part number for the Glo battery was posted in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206111


Thanks, I updated the info in the first post of this thread.
I only searched the Developers Corner.
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