How often do I really need to drive my car? (goal: keeping the battery charged, engine happy, etc.) [more inside]
I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
Calling all electrical engineers! Need some clarity on how to figure out solar charging rates and consumption of a USB device... [more inside]
Do other peoples' cellphone batteries spontaneously discharge, or is it just me? [more inside]
How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?
Bought my used 01 Toyota Camry from a dealership over a year and a half ago. Today they inspected the brakes and told me all pads need to be replaced + new brake fluid + powersteering fluid flush + resurfacing the rotors, and new battery. I have been taking this vehicle to same dealership for routine oil changes which include multi-point inspections, and only the battery was an issue in the past. Am I wrong to think that after just over a year and a half I shouldn't need so much work done- should I complain and write a letter, or is this to be expected with a used vehicle? [more inside]
Is it sufficient for two occurrences of "Oops I Left The Headlights On" to completely kill an automobile battery's ability to maintain a charge? [more inside]
Is there a phone out there with a battery life like they used to have that can still let me check facebook every now and then? [more inside]
Is it worth replacing my UPS battery or buying a newer UPS that better fits my need? [more inside]
Laptop battery filter: My Lenovo SL510 wasn't charging my battery, and I foolishly assumed it was the battery's problem and bought a new one. But the new one wouldn't charge either. Any advice? [more inside]
My Macbook used to give me a low-battery warning before it went to sleep: now, before the battery indicator even turns red, it just powers down without warning, and I'll lose anything I had open and was working on. What happened?
Fellow photographer Mefites, what are/were your experiences with this Flashpoint battery grip on a Canon EOS T1i? [more inside]
Replacement flat battery pack for a dead mp4 player. [more inside]
I've got a four-hour layover at Chicago O'Hare tomorrow afternoon, during which I'd like to buy a charger and spare battery for my Fuji X100. [more inside]
Best battery operated boombox [more inside]
How risky (or not) is it to buy non OEM batteries off of ebay from china for my cellphone? [more inside]
I inherited a 1988 John Deere 160LT Lawn Tractor. It has been difficult to start. I was advised that my battery did not have enough cold cranking amps, sp I bought a more powerful twelve-volt battery today and I still cannot start the mower. I can, however, hear a click inside the engine compartment each time I turn the key. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience using a wall wart battery charger, one for battery packs, as a power source wired direct to the machine that the batteries usually are installed in? I have a Wall-e and it has a dead batttery, one is ordered to replace that but I got to thinking of running the little guy off a long cord for the motion portion of his performances. The battery has a unigue connector to make the + and - stay correct and I could work around that part.
Phone's battery drain is draining my patience, after hours of research, two batteries, and several phone calls with T-Mobile. How do I fix this? [more inside]
what are the best practices for taking care of a macbook pro (specifically the battery) for someone who uses it intensively for 8-10 hours a day? [more inside]
I'm doing a craft project and would like to install two red LEDs that are powered by a battery pack with an on/off switch. I would love your opinion-advice on what to buy and where to buy it. [more inside]
Why can't I jump start my 2004 Ford Focus? [more inside]
Is my ipad2 up to the job? I have to give the same hour-long presentation in three separate sessions in one day. I am planning to use Keynote on my ipad2 attached to a projector but I'm worried about battery life on the iPad. Does anybody have experience using their iPad in this way? I will of course, turn off every battery draining thing I can find. I could also switch to my iPhone 4S if I had to, I guess. Will I be okay for three presentations?
New Year's edition of "my macbook pro is suddenly slow"... [more inside]
Question about jump-starting a car: why did my neighbor absolutely insist I ground the negative clamp... to the battery? That seems unwise. [more inside]
What is the best way to regularly drain 6-8 AA batteries? [more inside]
Help me not hate my iPhone. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what the purpose of this "Battery Connector" is? We purchased some replacement batteries for blackberries, and while we can read the engrish, we don't understand what exactly is taking place when we follow the instructions. Help me mefi!
Replacing battery in an Acer Aspire One with one from a different Aspire One design? [more inside]
Does an expensive battery charger do a better job of charging and maintaining NiMH batteries than a generic, cheapo charger? [more inside]
I am looking to buy a blackberry battery. Is there are store around New York City that sells this kind of battery? I don't want to order online and prefer to pick it up at a store and avoid shipping fees.
Are there ANY aftermarket (non-Nikon) batteries that work with the Nikon D3100? [more inside]
Is my laptop's battery life normal for it's age? It's used and I know next to nothing to laptops. More inside. [more inside]
I am really wary about buying a laptop with a non-user-replaceable battery. Opinions on this? How painful/possible is it to get such batteries replaced when they fail? [more inside]
My car is revving automatically. Can I fix this myself? [more inside]
Why did my two smoke alarms stop working altogether when the batteries ran down? [more inside]
Will connecting an external monitor to a new Macbook Pro wreck the battery life? [more inside]
I'm trying to resurrect an old Casio CPS-85 88 key keyboard. When it was given to me, the power jack was cracked, so I desoldered it and soldered on a new one. No luck; I can't get power (even with a different power supply). So I'm stuck running off of a lot of D batteries. As using D cells is both wasteful and expensive.is there any way for me to rig an external power supply to the battery terminals in a safe manner?
Follow up to previous question....4yo Dell Inspiron laptop suddenly giving me the old "Plugged in but not charging" routine. Froze the battery for a day but no luck. So I bought a nice new one from Amazon that charged right up and worked for a week. No this one is giving me the same message. Any ideas? Or a place to turn to troubleshoot things? Any help would be appreciated.
I have a portable rechargeable amplifier that was custom built for me when I was in Peru, it no longer makes sounds when unplugged, although an LED lights up. When plugged in to the wall, it emits sounds. [more inside]
How do I buy a non-Apple battery for my 2008-era Macbook Pro and ensure it's the right one? [more inside]
What's the best iPhone (3G specifically) battery replacement option? [more inside]
I need to buy a new battery for a 2006 white Macbook, and I am afraid of buying a knock-off that will explode, burn down my house, and kill me and my family. Where is a good, reputable, place to buy a new battery? [more inside]
Battery or Alternator? Clues inside. [more inside]
I'm travelling on my Scooter about 1,200 kms (800 miles) over two days. Is there a way I can hitch up a 12 volt (car) or 5 volt USB charger to keep my Smartphone topped up while on the road and using power hungry apps? There is no 12v charger available, although there is adequate space under the saddle to store a work around. [more inside]
Is this laptop battery a ripoff, and how can I be sure? I bought a third party battery for my Macbook. It looks like the original 45Wh battery, but Coconut Battery (and the appropriate ioreg command) report the 'design capacity' as lower than it should be. [more inside]
I have a 1979 Ford F100, which once belonged to my father. Since he passed away, it's served as a backup vehicle for an array of relatives, and now it's my turn. Yesterday, I got into the truck and turned the key, and I heard a single "clunk" (not a click-click-click), as if something started moving and then froze up. I tried again, with the same result. The next time, I got a kind of whirring sound, like something spinning free. It's a continuous whirring, rather than a series of attempts to catch. Lights and radio work fine. Jumping it didn't help. I didn't try to roll it off, because I'm loathe to leave it at the bottom of the hill in my slighty sketchy neighborhood; I'll probably try that this weekend, when I can get some help. The battery is relatively new. It started easily up until yesterday. [more inside]
Seattle area telecom: Can anyone suggest a battery distributor/warehouse that stocks deep cycle lead acid batteries of the type suitable for a DC UPS? Shipping costs on these are very high so we would prefer to buy from a dealer somewhere along I-5 in the area from Bellingham to Olympia. We're looking for 6V 220aH T105 (golfcart type) and AGM 12V 120aH batteries.
Asking for a friend: "I've got a 2005 Corolla. That year/make is one of those selectively affected by the Toyota recall re: random stalling. I never received a notice that my car was affected, but I did buy (and transfer the title) fairly recently. Anyway, my car stalled--basically on the highway at rush hour..." [more inside]