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  1. miseryguts

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    Does anyone know if there is a larger capacity battery that has the same dimensions as the one in the N7..?
    According to IFIXIT replacement of the battery is a relatively straightforward & hassle free procedure (no soldering etc) I'd be very interested in doing this if there was larger capacity suitable alternative to the stock battery.

    Thanks.
     

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    I'm not aware of any at this time.

    Do you burn through the n7 battery in less than a day?
     
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    Newpower99.com has a battery they say is extended life but it is still a 4325 mAh
     
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    Not always, but if I'm gaming for anything longer than the odd 10mins here & there along with my usual usage then yes.
     
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    Have you tried a new kernel yet, I get almost 8 hours of screen on time per charge after I put a new kernel on it
     
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    What kernel did you put on for that kind of screen time?
     
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    Mkernel slightly under clocked if I game it goes down but for general use I get about 7-8 screen on time per charge
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'll pass.. I prefer to carry as little around with me as possible.

    I've done quite a bit of searching since my first post & can't find anything, which I find more than a little odd given that the N7 is pretty ubiquitous now.
    Higher capacity battery upgrades are fairly commonplace with popular phone models, but yet there doesn't seem to be anything for tablets, perhaps it's just a bit too early or is there something more fundamental I'm missing.?
     
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    Though it can be done, it is not "easy" to get to the battery because it requires tools. This could chase 3rd many third party battery dealers/makers away from it because the actual market who will do this will be small. Just my thoughts at least.
     
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    The battery in the n7 is stupid easy to take out the only tool you need is a key
     
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    I'd be cautious about using an external charger. Many of them have trouble charging the nexus 7 because of ASUS' proprietary charger.

    I know the one I use for my phone wont charge the tablet.
     
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    It is usually a bigger battery that goes on a cell phone back to give it more capacity. Lithium batteries are pretty much maxed out for capacity so you will not find a higher capacity cell that is the same physical size until someone makes one with different chemistry.
     
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    I'd quite happily shell out for a larger capacity/thicker battery with replacement back-cover, the N7 is quite slim as it is & as long as it didn't resemble a phone book in girth the increased bulk would be a price I'd definitely be willing to pay.
    I'll just have to hope enough people feel the same as I do.
     
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    I would like a gas tank in my Scion xB that holds more than 11.9 gallons too but as much as it would be nice to have I don't think its going to happen.

    That idea of a bigger deeper back cover to allow a larger battery be installed is a great idea however! I I wonder if you could just reform the plastic by heating it and make a bulge in it to hold a bigger battery in addition to the one that's already inside.
     
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    How about a pickup with saddle tanks. Then you can get at least 50 gallons - and you will need them, LOL.
     

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