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 Post subject: Cell phone batteries?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:01 pm 
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I ran across the concept OU charging that results in greater capacity about 6 months ago. Been too busy to do anything with it since then...but I've got a week off coming up! :)

Ever since I found out about better-than-OEM battery conditioning, I've wanted to use it on my Cell Phone to get more talk time.

But I really don't know if it would work. Anyone have experience or solid theory to say whether it'd be worth doing for my Cell battery or not?

(If I do, you can be sure I won't test IN MY PHONE! :] I'd probably test with a cheap Radio Shack remote helicopter I've got... :)

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I have not tried to charge cell phone batteries.
Over unity occurs in lead acid batteries but i have not got any figures for other types.
I would be interested to hear your results.


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 Post subject: Re: Cell phone batteries?
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I had a positive result on a LiIon cell phone battery, it was not taking a charge with the supplied charger, but did
respond to an IRO charging session. Not sure what was wrong with the battery, but it did power up the phone
after about a half hour on the IRO.

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That's encouraging!

I'm SUCH a newb here...I have SO many questions! :)

Did you find that the phone battery lasted longer after a few recharges than it did when new?

Did you need to do any modification to the output from the IRO before charging the phone?

Can the IRO work *from* AA batteries?

Are there any step-by-step instructions for the bidini-from-computer-fan that I could print out? (I've watched the video, but for some reason, I couldn't quite make sense of it)

Can the Bidini-from-computer-fan work from AA batteries? (I'm seriously thinking to build my phone charger to run off AA, bidini computer fan, and blowing the super-hot air in my office over ice packs, so my battery charger is also a cooling unit :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cell phone batteries?
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my phone battery was "bad" from the package, I talked the retailer into replacement
(cuz the offered no refund) but I charged it for a week on the standard charger. No dice, the IRO was the only
useful charger for the cell phone battery that did not work.

IMO using AA batts is a good idea, and multi-tasking is great too! Builds your OU work load when you multi-task :D

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NEW INFO:
I have been able to recharge Li-Ion batts, but needed to bypass the protection circuits
and go direct to battery. Some have 2 negative terminals, and 1 pos. so you have to
determine which neg. to use. I have found that it is usually the one that reads a higher
voltage than the other. Probably best to buy another battery and experiment with the
older one, I have taken apart many old cell batteries and have revived all of them, it
seems that a "bad" Li-Ion battery is one with "bad" charging circuitry, but some have
this in the phone housing and some in the battery housing... I need to make a guide
to Li-Ion cell batteries, and what to do with each.

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 Post subject: Re: Cell phone batteries?
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theGleep wrote:
That's encouraging!

I'm SUCH a newb here...I have SO many questions! :)

Did you find that the phone battery lasted longer after a few recharges than it did when new?
NO DATA yet...

Did you need to do any modification to the output from the IRO before charging the phone?
No, see post above for battery "mods"

Can the IRO work *from* AA batteries?
YES, if you get enough of them, my IRO needs over 6V minimum, and once you
get a suitable voltage, you may need to double the # of AA cells, for run time,
making it a parallel arrangement. Example: 8 AA's = 12V but that can be doubled
to 2 sets of 8 in parallel for higher ampacity and longer run time.


Are there any step-by-step instructions for the bidini-from-computer-fan that I could print out? (I've watched the video, but for some reason, I couldn't quite make sense of it)
Check Bedini Fan Forum, more info there.

Can the Bidini-from-computer-fan work from AA batteries? (I'm seriously thinking to build my phone charger to run off AA, bidini computer fan, and blowing the super-hot air in my office over ice packs, so my battery charger is also a cooling unit :)
Sure, but I'd check LidMotor's youtube vids, he is running IRO's off AA's and
solar cells, powering a modified CFL and charging batteries all at once!


Thanks!


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