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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:35 am 
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Yeah, remember that CF-50 I was trying to sell? I got a buyer, he just needs a good battery (which it lacks) and AC-adapter. I don't know the part number of the AC but I'm sure it's the same as the CF-29 as that's what I was using to test it. As for the battery, it has the following in it but it's dead:

CF-VZSU18BU

If anyone could hook me up with those things I'll be a very happy man. Ebay wants $~170 for a Panasonic branded battery, which strikes me as highway robbery.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:59 am 
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It's the yellow tip end one just like the CF-29 one, the older IBM chargers work well with them. The battery is the same one used in the CF-28, you can't get aftermarket batteries, but they have had very mixed reviews. The originals batteries are getting old. Out of the two I still have working one is about a 10 minute battery and still get a hair over an hour on the other one (it is cycled still ever so often).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:50 pm 
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ADOR wrote:
It's the yellow tip end one just like the CF-29 one, the older IBM chargers work well with them. The battery is the same one used in the CF-28, you can't get aftermarket batteries, but they have had very mixed reviews. The originals batteries are getting old. Out of the two I still have working one is about a 10 minute battery and still get a hair over an hour on the other one (it is cycled still ever so often).


Yeah, the battery is the part I really need too. How bad would it be to buy new old stock?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Only thing about NOS, it's still old. And if the battery hasn't been used by this time, it's probably trash.

I just looked on the bay and I see the prices for the CF-28, 48, 50 battery has went sky high to what they were a year ago. 30 bucks for a used one with no guarantee on length of charge to 69 bucks plus for another one. The aftermarket ones I seen were more than that.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Yeah, and recelling the Panasonic batteries is impossible IIRC.

darn, guess I'll need to look elsewhere for my toughbook needs.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Buy an aftermarket with a good return policy.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:00 am 
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Got a new sealed old stock one for $80... Not too bad. Will be interesting to see how it performs given its age... Will report back!

In the meantime I still need an AC adapter, Panasonic much preferred if possible...

Thanks everyone!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:08 am 
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That NOS battery holds a nearly 2 hour charge and is a "green tab, " I take it I got lucky?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:13 am 
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I'm dumping this CF-50 for a modern toughbook, it's again up for grabs... I'll make a helluva deal if anyone is interested. Now with working battery!

Hey Sadlmakr, I'll send it to you with a genuine Panasonic AC adapter (hint hint).


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