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 Post subject: CF-29 Battery Options
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:42 pm 
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This is the thread to discuss
1) Where to buy OEM batteries, yellow tab and blue tab
2) Third-party battery reviews
3) Media Bay options

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:25 pm 
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kode-niner wrote:
1) Where to buy OEM batteries, yellow tab and blue tab


I get all mine on ebay, $15.00 to $35.00 with 3.5 to 4.5 hours

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2) Third-party battery reviews


Don't waste your money, ALWAYS go for OEM. We all use the real thing.

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3) Media Bay options


They are nice but with only an extra 2 hours run time I gave up on them and now carry a extra regular battery in my Toughbook bag.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:03 pm 
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deleted......it was a dumb post........

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:04 pm 
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I've yet to find yellow tabs at such a low price. I usually gravitate around my car so I could basically carry a crate full of spare batteries in the trunk, now that I think of it. But when I'm out and about I don't carry a bag so the media bay option sounded good for a bit more autonomy.

And yeah, I bought a Techorbit battery. It's crap. Shame on me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:47 am 
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The media bay batteries are "OK" I get about an hour or so out of mine on the CF30. I got the battery used..
I have to recheck the run time now that I put the LED backlight in the screen.
Used battery deals are out there...They are always a gamble though..You never know for sure until you test it in your own equipment..
Sometimes you get a dud..even buying OEM...
The only issue with using a second standard battery, is you have to shut down to swap batteries..

You may want to invest in a DC adapter and a external charger like the CF-VCBTB1.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:40 am 
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kode-niner wrote:
But when I'm out and about I don't carry a bag


The case/bag I posted a picture of fits on the CF-30...it also protects it too for just $23.00

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:54 am 
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I have a car DC charger and use it daily.

About the media bay adapter. Is the battery within the adapter replaceable?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:22 am 
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kode-niner wrote:
Is the battery within the adapter replaceable?


Yes it is. I don't know the model number but if I am right it's a CF-72 battery.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:20 am 
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I recently bought 20 batteries a mix of 5 yellow tabs and 15 blue for about $400. It is a gamble but I have only had 4 bad ones out of 100+ batteries.

Aftermarket = crap. I have some 6-7 hour ones also. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:32 am 
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kode-niner wrote:
I have a car DC charger and use it daily.

About the media bay adapter. Is the battery within the adapter replaceable?



1472 or 1473..I can't recall for sure. I'll let you know when I get home...
BUT, I haven't found a source for new ones. So far it seems that Panasonic only sells them inside the media bay assembly..

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