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#222279 - 09/23/08 03:40 PM Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$
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#222281 - 09/23/08 03:44 PM Re: Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$ [Re: SirQuack]
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I don't think I'd do it myself, but it's always nice to be reminded that it's all just like plumbing when you break it down.
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#222285 - 09/23/08 04:22 PM Re: Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$ [Re: pmbuko]
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Seems slightly insane, but still cool.
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#222288 - 09/23/08 04:25 PM Re: Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$ [Re: Ken.C]
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I figured you insane dudes would like it. ;\)
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#222289 - 09/23/08 04:29 PM Re: Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$ [Re: SirQuack]
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Many in video production have been doing this for years. Many of the $600 battery packs out there are just a handful of "C" or "D" batteries and the "packs" that are sold routinely go for $200~$800 apiece.

People used to freak out when they were told that my Sony battery and charger system was $4K.....
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#222499 - 09/25/08 04:33 AM Re: Hack your laptop battery to save some $$$ [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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My favorite Video Guy trick is to revive lead acid "chocolate bars"... run a dead battery in serial in a high draw 12V circuit... ie... a car battery and starter.

I'm a battery nazi... I used to work on RC Cars... those motors are tuned to run out a perfectly charged and looked after pack in 3 mins, 30 seconds... nothing worse than running 2 mins, 50 seconds of a 3 minute race.

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