Re: [NTLK] Testing Battery Capacity on MP2x00

From: jwolf (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 03:12:59 EDT

If I understood right you want to have a more or less professional solution.
There is one solution I can recommend:
there are a lot of "intelligent" charge processors on the market.
This would be the best way to determine the battery capacity and to apply
several treatments like normal charge, fast charge and controlled discharge
to the batteries.
There are models which have an PC interface as well so you can store and
visualize the complete discharge/charge process and you get an excellent
figure of the battery condition.
The only problem is to interface the Newt battery pack to the charger.
But this is solveable I think.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Anderson, Brett P.
> Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 7:02 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: [NTLK] Testing Battery Capacity on MP2x00
> I know this has been discussed many times before and I have searched the
> List archives, but I think it is my ignorance of the MP2x00 that causes me
> to not be able to find what I am looking for. I found the
> following on the
> PDA Software site and thought this or something similar was just what I
> needed:
> You are always unsure if your rechargeables are still as good as they used
> to be? You are looking for a reproducible way to test your batteries´
> performance? BattLog might be what you are looking for... (coming soon)
> We have been fielding a large number of MP2x00 for the last few years and
> because we have to distribute rechargeable batteries to our field staff we
> want to be able to check the life/capacity of the rechargeable batteries
> before we ship them out. Can someone please direct me to where I can find
> an application that will give me information on my MP2x00 battery
> capacity/life?
> Brett
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