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Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« on: June 02, 2015, 10:25:36 PM »
I have been enjoying use of the Tinybox I purchased and received in May of 2012. As I recently moved to a town with a vibrant club, it has been getting weekly use. I know these take a bit to build if I were to need a replacement, so how long can I expect the battery to last before needing a new one? If I needed a new battery, where could I get one?

Worst case scenario, what new product might be available?

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 09:49:46 PM »
Can't help you to much other then naiant has battery replacements
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 09:51:13 PM »
Can't help you to much other then naiant has battery replacements

Thank you for responding! How do you get a battery replacement? Do you send along the unit to get a new one?

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 10:02:26 PM »
Can't help you to much other then naiant has battery replacements

Thank you for responding! How do you get a battery replacement? Do you send along the unit to get a new one?
i have not done it but yes you can send it back. I think you can get the battery and do it yourself if you feel comfortable too
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 10:05:38 PM »

Is it something you solder in?

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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 12:41:26 PM »
Why don't you contact Mr. Naiant and ask him? He's active on this board, no?

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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 01:02:59 PM »
Jon has mentioned what parts he uses (including the battery) in previous threads. I'm pretty sure there is a thread about having to switch over to Ni-Cad batteries because he can no longer ship the Li-Ion batteries.

That being said...probably easiest (and safest) to send it back to him. I suspect the turnaround for a battery wouldn't be very long.

If you really don't want to send it back (and/or want to do it yourself) it should be as simple as opening it up and looking at what it says on the battery. A Google search would likely bring up the replacement part.
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 03:50:54 PM »
In the Tinybox thread there is a link to the original battery used!! 
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2015, 06:45:06 PM »

I stink at searching on this site, can someone post that link please?

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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 11:15:04 PM »

I stink at searching on this site, can someone post that link please?


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Searching here can be hit_or_miss as well as being slow. Instead of someone spoon-feeding you the answer read this http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html to see why some of us think you should put forth a little more effort.

If you want a shortcut, I suggest just asking the maker - http://taperssection.com/index.php?action=profile;u=15691

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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2015, 11:50:27 PM »
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 11:09:28 AM »
My TB v2.2 was purchased in June 2012.  The battery died Friday night and needs replaced. So the answer is about 3.5 years.
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
My v2 is still going!  I probably bought it in 2011ish.

My TB v2.2 was purchased in June 2012.  The battery died Friday night and needs replaced. So the answer is about 3.5 years.
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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 02:18:29 PM »
Hi!

I remember seeing this information in a thread a while ago, but I have been searching for 30 mins now, and I still can't find it... Anyone know where this tinybox thread is?
My old tinybox (1.5) is the li-ion kind and from 2011, it would be nice to have a replacement battery lying around.

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Re: Tinybox battery life (over the life of the product)....
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 03:50:03 PM »
The Li-ions originally used can't be shipped without a hazmat contract.  You can buy them here, but the seller adds a $28.50 charge per box for the hazmat service:

http://www.batteryspace.com/li-ion1443074v600mah444whbatterymodulesidebysidewithprotectioniclc14430s2r1wr.aspx

Thank you Jon, that was the information I was looking for :-)
I will think about whether I will get a new Li-ion battery or have you replace it with NiMH. Would you think my Li-ion battery is getting near its end? Bought late 2011, used maybe 30 times a year, charged mostly every time...
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