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Old 09-23-2009, 08:22 PM   #31
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* High Quality, high capacity, light weight rechargeable DC 3.7V Li-Polymer 1000mAh battery.
* Longer battery life than the original battery that comes with the Mobile Phone.
* No memory effect. Can be charged or discharged as needed without loss of capacity.
* Overcharge protection, with built-in battery life microchip.
* 12 months Manufacturer warranty
I wouldn't be so sure that you have the correct battery there. The email only lists specs, not an actual part number. The battery may produce the correct voltage and amperage, but there is no guarantee that it will fit or connect in the correct fashion given the limited information you googled.
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Speaking from experience looking for a replacement battery for my Gen3, most of the li-polymer batteries for cell phone, pda's, and book readers have the same specs (3.7V, 1000mAh) and look similar in the photos but are all different sizes and have different connectors. I can't find the picture that Robertb posted earlier and I can't pop the back off of my Pocket Pro at the moment, but somewhere on the battery there should be a 6 digit number similar to 503456 (This is the number off of my cybook battery). This number tells you what physical size the battery is - in the cybook's case the battery is 5mm deep x 34mm wide x 56mm long. Unfortunately, even if you can find a battery that matches the dimensions you are looking for, it's unlikely that the connector will be correct. It seems like every device has a different connector!

Astak's price of $14.99 for a replacement battery isn't bad. Bookeen charges $40.00 for the Gen3's replacement batteries (that and the $30.00 shipping fee is one of the reasons I decided to purchase a Pocket Pro).
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there should be a 6 digit number similar to 503456 (This is the number off of my cybook battery). This number tells you what physical size the battery is - in the cybook's case the battery is 5mm deep x 34mm wide x 56mm long. .
The number is "v5-364560" based upon the picture in the thread about the colour peeling off.

I checked the website of the company that manufactures these things and left them a message enquiring about getting batteries for what they call the eReader V5.

http://www.jinke.com.cn/Compagesql/E...tail.asp?id=42

We'll see if they respond.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #34
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Googling brought up this based on Amy's email.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P13RSK/...SIN=B001P13RSK
not so sure, those specs are very general
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #35
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Speaking from experience looking for a replacement battery for my Gen3, most of the li-polymer batteries for cell phone, pda's, and book readers have the same specs (3.7V, 1000mAh) and look similar in the photos but are all different sizes and have different connectors. I can't find the picture that Robertb posted earlier and I can't pop the back off of my Pocket Pro at the moment, but somewhere on the battery there should be a 6 digit number similar to 503456 (This is the number off of my cybook battery). This number tells you what physical size the battery is - in the cybook's case the battery is 5mm deep x 34mm wide x 56mm long. Unfortunately, even if you can find a battery that matches the dimensions you are looking for, it's unlikely that the connector will be correct. It seems like every device has a different connector!

Astak's price of $14.99 for a replacement battery isn't bad. Bookeen charges $40.00 for the Gen3's replacement batteries (that and the $30.00 shipping fee is one of the reasons I decided to purchase a Pocket Pro).
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after the lock up problem I had, and the non-easily replaceable (not as easy to find as promised) , I am thinking about asking for refund and ordering a kind 2 refurbished....I know it's the dark side but....tempting for $220.
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The key is GB/T18287-2000. That's your battery right?
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I have attached two shots of the battery to facilitate finding it online. We have forty in stock; but welcome your efforts.
what number did your colleague used to find the battery online that time you told us about it?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #39
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The key is GB/T18287-2000. That's your battery right?
I think it was said before that that number is a generic number
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Im more interested in hearing from the factory what they say about this.

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The number is "v5-364560" based upon the picture in the thread about the colour peeling off.

I checked the website of the company that manufactures these things and left them a message enquiring about getting batteries for what they call the eReader V5.

http://www.jinke.com.cn/Compagesql/E...tail.asp?id=42

We'll see if they respond.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #41
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after the lock up problem I had, and the non-easily replaceable (not as easy to find as promised) , I am thinking about asking for refund and ordering a kind 2 refurbished....I know it's the dark side but....tempting for $220.
$20 beats the future $100 though right?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #42
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$20 beats the future $100 though right?
but not the $10 suggested by Robert....besides, I'm sure people will find a way to find the battery for the kindle just like they did for the sony....if they haven't already
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Click the image to see where I got the pic from. It maybe a SOL situation.

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Googling brought up this based on Amy's email.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P13RSK/...SIN=B001P13RSK
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Technician mode on:
Voltage, Discharge capacity and (power) cell technology are NOT the only specification when buying a replacement battery.
Other factors are Form Factor (shape), Terminal or Lead-connector configuration-size.
If you have a lot of specialized electronics assembly tools, you might be able to modify an existing battery pack.
I don't recommend you try it. You do it wrong and you may damage your PEZ or create a fire.
Those Laptop battery fires in the news, were Li-ion batteries that charging monitoring failed.
The battery in the PEZ is physically larger than that LG phone battery (I have that battery in my phone)
Technician mode off:

I am disappointed that Jinke chose a non-common battery pack for the re-supply problems you have noted.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:44 AM   #45
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but not the $10 suggested by Robert....besides, I'm sure people will find a way to find the battery for the kindle just like they did for the sony....if they haven't already
Your waning faith effects me. I seen your name on other forms waiting for the PP. Now this Kindle talk.

Much to consider now. Batteries never were a big issue for me but still... and yes I know Robert, 30 reviewers and the rest of the board of happy people. That's all good. Just taking a step back and continuing my research.
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