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Old November 9th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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finally did the 3600mAh battery upgrade, oh boy does it make the OV about double thick, my silicone case barley fits, I have a lanyard on it like a camera which I like allot. But it was to cheap to do it. was only $17 shipped for a 2 pack from a US seller, they come with new back covers that fit tight.

Gonna give it a good test later when I head out.

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Let us know how long the battery lasts. Also test out the speaker, a thicker case in front of it may muffle the noise more.
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I think the case gives the sound some added depth, the tiny speaker ins't just blaring into empty space. battery life has been good so far, but only given it a few hr test so far.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well my usual trip to the GF house, by time I head home its 1/2 to 3/4 drained, these past two visits it didn't even start to show discharge.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWDekbIaJE

Phone was on the battery for nearly 24 hrs as the usb plug came lose, FoxFi WiFi tethering running and when I realized it was like this, the batter was only in the 30-25% range.

Glad to know I can goof up and it will last.
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Well, I'm convinced. I'll look into getting a better battery, so I can overclock with confidence and maybe my phone won't run like garbage
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I've had the extended battery for as long as i've had my second phone. I've always loved it.
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here's a look at the battery Extended Battery 3600 mAh LG Optimus V / U / S - YouTube
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My extended battery broke, they way it broke is still unknown to me. So I made it into a usb charger for my phone. xD Yes I used alot of electrical tape, I like wasting tape and didn't want to short out my circuit.




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You lost me, I don't see enough stuff in the tin, the battery would fill it???

Or is that osme type of 9volt top up charger???
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I think it's some sort of usb charger for the battery.
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You lost me, I don't see enough stuff in the tin, the battery would fill it???

Or is that osme type of 9volt top up charger???
Its a usb port soldered to the 3900ma battery. The nine volt connector is used to charge the 3900ma battery.
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so under the tape is the battery?

that must be one of them large altoids tins, making the stuff inside look way to small.... Im use to the altoids tins that are a bit larger then a matchbox.
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Its a usb port soldered to the 3900ma battery. The nine volt connector is used to charge the 3900ma battery.
It's really an auxiliary power source--charging requires voltage greater than the battery's nominal 3.7VDC...
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It's really an auxiliary power source--charging requires voltage greater than the battery's nominal 3.7VDC...
I guess to be technical that is what it is for now, I'm working on making it into an actual charger.
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My extended battery broke, they way it broke is still unknown to me. So I made it into a usb charger for my phone. xD Yes I used alot of electrical tape, I like wasting tape and didn't want to short out my circuit.




Seriously, this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Do you sell these? Great job!
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No I wouldn't sell it, I haven't perfected it yet.
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for the USB port end, which pins are the + and -

atempting something similar but slimmer with the stock battery.
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Need some contact glue and clear silicone to build it, gonna embed it in silicone between the two credir cards, the battery, USB port and charge port just happen to be the same thickness.

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I just carry an extra charged battery:



Seems a lot simpler...
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My battery broke.
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The one in the picture before I made that.
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Only if they made the phone able to do a battery change without shutting it off, would carrying a plain battery be useful.
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Only if they made the phone able to do a battery change without shutting it off, would carrying a plain battery be useful.
Fortunately, my life is not so critically tethered to my phone such that I could not tolerate a reboot in order to change its battery... Don't get me wrong, I'm a believer and practitioner of recycling, repurposing and reusing too, but I'm also a pragmatist. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the DIY aux power packs if you have the necessary spare parts, time and know-how, and they fit your particular needs. Cool, you did an excellent job there--very clean and clever use of the credit cards with the silicon!

BTW, rebooting the phone occasionally is not a bad practice. Rather quite often, it is recommended, and it does wonders in resurrecting a phone's operational peppiness...
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Only if that were true, all those battery expanders/chargers would be out of business, but reg people will not carry a plain battery around.

plus on top of, you need a charing dock for said "extra" battery if you want to charge it while the other is in use.

Again, why so many many companies out there making such devices.
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Only if that were true, all those battery expanders/chargers would be out of business, but reg people will not carry a plain battery around.

plus on top of, you need a charing dock for said "extra" battery if you want to charge it while the other is in use.

Again, why so many many companies out there making such devices.
Yours looks way better than mine. xD
Slimmer, redesigned look to it, I like it.
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I like yours but didn't want any wires on mine, wanted everything to plug into it, all self contained, almost went with a full size & mini USB port but both my tablets use that small round power hole so I stole the power port out of an old oyster cell so I can use either or of my house or car chargers.

Though it was a quick build to see if I could do it with junk on hand. could use some diodes n what nots, a LED or two to make it look fancy......
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I, too, purchased an extended battery (not the one linked above) for my Optimus V, but it doesn't work. I put the battery in and attempt to charge but receive the "Battery Required" message instead. I did notice that the terminal "pin out" pattern on the replacement battery was different than OEM. Given the four gold connectors, the replacement reads -BB+ where the Bs are not labeled on the battery. On the OEM, it reads B+B-. I hope this makes sense. To the OP (and others who have an extended battery), do the terminal assignments on your replacement battery match the OEM?
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Yes they did. Do you have a link to what battery you bought?
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Yep - It's this one: 3000mAh Extended Battery Black Cover for LG Optimus s U V LS670 | eBay
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If the terminals are not the same on the new battery, and the old battery, I would contact the seller of the iteam and tell him that he may have labled his product wrong. For the battery to work, the terminals need to be the same.
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send it back for a refund and get the one I did, 2 for less.
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Something is amiss. See picture below. The link to the eBay battery from the OP has terminals (according to the picture) the same as the replacement battery I bought that doesn't work, suspect = battery terminals are different.

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The oen battery is this: far left positive, 2nd on the oeft negative.
The battery you bought looks to be negstive far right possitive 2nd on the left.
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That's derived from the famed Minty Boost charger:

Minty Boost! - USB charger for your gadgets

Radio Shack actually has kits to make these. Difference here is that 350x is using an old phone battery (which I've been looking to do, seeing as I've got tons of those things laying around).

I'm working on something smaller and similar for a Bluetooth audio adapter I bought off Amazon that, for some ridiculous reason, had no internal power supply (those Chinese obviously have a sense of humor). So far I put together a simple one using 4 rechargeable AAA batteries (in a $1.99 battery case from Radio Shack) and a USB female connector (which I had to scrounge up myself, seeing that those can be hard to find).
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