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    Replacing Phillips DECT handset batteries

    Hey folks, I have some friends who are having battery life issues with a Phillips DECT handset of some sort. I've popped the cover off and it's using a pair of AAA/R03 1.2V 600Mah Ni-mh batteries, clearly they need replaced however after being taken to a shop apparently these batteries are no longer available. I'm not sure which shop the phone was taken to so I'm not entirely relying on what they were saying but I do realise at times the situation is not as simple as it seems.

    The potential problem is that the batteries are charged in the handset, anyone tried replacing batteries in one of these devices? I have some spare AAA Ni-mh 1.2V 1000Mah batteries which I was going to try but I don't want to risk mucking up someone else's phone.

    Thanks for any advice,
    John

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    Just replaced mine, paid about £7 for 4. Bought from Tesco.:thumbsup:

    Replaced with... AAA Ni-mh 800Mah

    Yeah i've done the same with a C&W cordless, used Lidl nimh's.

    Original Poster

    Excellent, thanks for all the replies of your experience - that's just what I was looking for.

    Normally I wouldn't bat an eyelid at popping different batteries in but I prefer to be cautious when it's not my equipment.

    John

    I got Philips Dect phones and saw your post realising I would need batteries at some stage.
    A quick Google brings up:

    batteriesplus.co.uk/aca…tml

    There appear to be plenty more places to buy (mine at least) but whether it's cheaper or indeed better to replace with your own DIY version would be interesting.
    I'm not very good at this sort of thing, how would one wire them up as they come like vacuum packed ?

    Take care people

    I'm pretty sure the shrinkwrapped ones are built up from these : ]Click.

    Not really worth the hassle of trying to make a new battery pack.

    Original Poster

    hottoshop

    I got Philips Dect phones and saw your post realising I would need … I got Philips Dect phones and saw your post realising I would need batteries at some stage.A quick Google brings up:http://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/Batteries_Plus_Philips_54.htmlThere appear to be plenty more places to buy (mine at least) but whether it's cheaper or indeed better to replace with your own DIY version would be interesting.I'm not very good at this sort of thing, how would one wire them up as they come like vacuum packed ?Take care people



    They're not that style, that's exactly what I assumed they would be when the people told me they couldn't get a replacement for it. However when I popped the cover open there were two AAA batteries there, I checked them over and they showed AAA/R03 1.2V Ni-mh which was all bog standard, in fact it seemed too good to be true which is why I checked here first

    John

    Original Poster

    Put the batteries in today but not looking good so far, the handset seems unable to read the status of the batteries so they show as constant flat. I'll see how they get on, it might just need some time.

    John

    Johnmcl7

    Put the batteries in today but not looking good so far, the handset seems … Put the batteries in today but not looking good so far, the handset seems unable to read the status of the batteries so they show as constant flat. I'll see how they get on, it might just need some time.John


    Mine did the same, took a good hour to charge!

    Philips have a tendency to use propriety batteries that look like regular cells from the outside, however, the internal aspect is not quite the same as in some cases the batteries won't even charge up despite using the same electrochemistry.
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