Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
Why does my Macbook battery only last half as long now, but is still at 97% health? [more inside]
I have an iPhone 2G whose battery has not been holding charge well lately. I need a local to Los Angeles replacement. [more inside]
I need a replacement battery for my Asus 1000HE netbook. I've been looking on Ebay, and it looks like they have some 12-cell batteries, whereas the original I got was (I think) 6. Does anybody have one of these, to know whether they're a good deal, how much bulk they add to the computer, etc?
(Probably) really basic car question: my car is taking longer to start than it used to. Battery problem or something else? [more inside]
Does anyone know what's up with my car battery? [more inside]
Dead car battery, cable isn't long enough to reach - but I have another cable. Can I combine the two? [more inside]
How does my iPhone battery charge? I'd like to understand how my iPhone and its battery work better. [more inside]
Help us diagnose our Ford F150: what could be draining down the (new) battery overnight? We're suddenly seeing apparent battery drainage in our pickup truck, a 1994 Ford F150. Though the truck starts up fine, the dashboard battery gauge reads low immediately upon ignition, the windshield wipers are sluggish, and the dashboard lights are dim. We thought the old battery was likely dying, so we had it replaced with a new battery... but that hasn't solved the problem. [more inside]
I would like to learn more about large-scale UPS systems, particularly the battery strings used in traditional RBOC/Telco applications. These are the sort of beasts that use huge strings of 6V 220aH deep cycle batteries, or even large numbers of 2V 400aH batteries on very strong earthquake-resistant shelving wired up to create a 48V mega-battery. Can anyone point me to the most definitive reference materials on the subject?
Have you had any experience with in-car extra heaters like the ones on the linked page? example types [more inside]
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid won't start, but battery isn't dead. [more inside]
My 2004 Mazda3 hatchback with about 20,000 miles on it won't start. [more inside]
iPhone battery life: I'm flying across the Pacific tomorrow with a 2 year old and a 5 year old. They are iPhone fiends (god help them), but I need to know if there is a huge difference in battery consumption between the education apps they usually play ("Find the sheep"..."Baaaa") and videos. I suspect that videos will use up battery life longer than these really simple apps, but I'm not sure. Anyone know?
Would an embedded internal wireless 3G modem draw significantly less power from a laptop battery than an external USB wireless 3G modem?
Would an embedded internal wireless 3G modem draw significantly less power from a laptop battery than an external USB wireless 3G modem? [more inside]
How do I connect the replacement batteries in my UPS? [more inside]
What are my options for a cheap, small Mac laptop? [more inside]
Please educate me on car battery technology. [more inside]
The corner of the plastic cover of the battery on my Macbook has broken off. [more inside]
I have a Samsung TL320 digicam, but no battery charger. Where can I obtain a charger for it, ASAP, near Berkeley, CA?
How much will BitLocker eat my battery? [more inside]
Where can I find a 2/3a 700mAh 2.4v AC adapter? [more inside]
Can a Canon CB-2LV battery charger with output of 4.2v 0.65A safely charge a Canon Battery Pack NB-5L 3.7V 1120mAh(Li-ion)
Can a Canon CB-2LV battery charger with output of 4.2v 0.65A safely charge a Canon Battery Pack NB-5L 3.7V 1120mAh(Li-ion) if I cut the little bits of plastic stopping me out of the way?
I just changed my car's old dead battery with a new, just purchased one following the directions here. Even though I clamped the connectors down hard enough that I can't move either of them, the car seems to be completely dead --- it doesn't appear to be getting any power whatsoever. Any ideas what could be wrong? [more inside]
My dream device has only one function: you type on it, and it saves your text to be downloaded into a laptop later. It does this for a week without being plugged into the wall. Does it exist? [more inside]
Aging MacBook Pro not recognizing its battery. Not under warranty. Is resetting the PMU my next step? [more inside]
One battery, multiple tools: for what line of power tools did I see a commercial that featured one battery that you could switch out between the tools? [more inside]
My 18 year old son went to Express Oil Change to have a new battery put in his 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. His battery was dead and when jumped off, it would not hold a charge. They put an MTP-65 Interstate battery in and charged him $146 for the battery alone. With installation, charging system testing fee, and taxes, the total cost was $208.93. Does that sound high? I was expecting to pay half of that.
My Aspire 3680 (crappy laptop PC) doesn't want to hold a charge anymore, with either battery. How do I determine if it's my laptop, my batteries, or my charger? (I have a VOM and know how to use it).
Will a Verizon brand car charger ruin the battery on my new Blackberry Curve? [more inside]
Small pump. For liquids. Battery powered. Inexpensive. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
What is draining the battery in my 2001 Pontiac Aztek? [more inside]
I am in NYC and I need to buy a camcorder battery charger TODAY! The camcorder model is Panasonic PV GS320 and the battery pack number is PV DAC14D. This shouldn't be so hard, right? [more inside]
Why did installing the iPhone OS 3.0 cause my battery to keep draining its charge? [more inside]
How can I recharge my nearly-completely-drained car battery so that it will work long enough to drive it to get crushed? I'm hoping to avoid buying a brand new battery just to have it crushed. [more inside]
What would it take to print a few thousand sheets of paper every other day while completely off the grid? [more inside]
Engine is turning over slowly and I think it might be the battery. Affordable way to check this myself or just take it into the garage? [more inside]
Car with a dead battery (sorta). I want to sell it immediately. Will I be better off selling it to a used car dealer or on Craigslist? If the former, can anyone recommend a dealer in Seattle? [more inside]
Where can I read about exciting or revolutionary advances in battery or energy storage technology? What is on the horizon that might actually see the light of day? I'm interested in all applications, but most especially computers and cars.
Looking to power (light) a Himalayan Salt Lamp for about 48 hours, without using an outlet. [more inside]
I have a 850va 425w UPS battery backup with only 2 outlets. There is a small server, speakers, home theater projecter, lcd monitor, and router connected to a power strip. The power strip and a desktop plug into the UPS. Is this setup safe? I am concerned about short 1-second interruptions caused by bad electrical connections rather than power outages.
My HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop works fine...except for one little battery related thing. [more inside]
Has anyone replaced their ipod battery? [more inside]
Is my iBook G4 dying? [more inside]
Are third party chargers and batteries OK for Canon digital cameras? [more inside]
I have sulfuric acid, de-ionized water, and basic lab equipment. Can I revive my crappy car battery? [more inside]
I'm about to purchase an aftermarket Li-ion laptop battery on eBay. However, I'm quite confused about the differences in specs for mAh and number of battery cells. Which is more important and how are they related? [more inside]
Battery For Aging Laptop: OEM or 3rd Party? I need a new battery for my four year old Mac powerbook (old one discharges within 60 mins). Like the original, it lost its endurance after 2 years and currently discharges after 60 mins of use. There are few OEM batteries still around for this thing (though I did find one on eBay). But it occurs to me that while no Apple battery could possibly be fresh at this point, the 3rd party replacement ones MIGHT be more recently made. Though I'd usually hesitate to go with a 3rd party manufacturer on something like this. Any advice? FWIW, it's a Powerbook G4 15", and battery is A1045/A1078/A1148
How do I find out which battery is compatible with my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300-1A8) [more inside]
Pound for pound, megajoule for megajoule, why are nickel-iron (NiFe, Edison, etc) batteries so expensive as compared to others? [more inside]