08-05-2016 05:12 AM
A Few ideas that many of us will find very interesting to explore.
This thread is meant to intitate discussion and exploration of these topics - so all opinions/experiences & explorations are welcome.
1) Batteries have a charge/discharge shelf life. If our batteries no longer last a convenient period - how can we get them replaced/refreshed?
2) Battery technology has advanced drastically in the last few years since the Clip+ release. What are the possibilities regarding upgrading to higher capacity battery?
Has anybody made thier own battery packs or increased the power available to the unit in anyway?
3) Having a microsd card in the player - does it use more power? If so - how much?
Is there a significant difference in the time a full battery will last with the sd card vs without?
4) There is a small hole just above the clip to the rear of the unit - what is this for?
5) Where is the mic on this unit?
All opinions and contributions are welcome
08-05-2016 08:34 AM - edited 08-05-2016 08:36 AM
08-05-2016 08:45 AM
The last time I checked, replacement batteries (not from SanDisk) were available thru either eBay or AliExpress; and some might even have been of a slightly larger capacity. But there remains the issue of actually doing the replacement, with very fragile leads. As Tapeworm notes above, the anythingbutipod.com forum is a good source for info., including the replacement process.
09-18-2016 10:37 AM
I can run mine from a Royal PowerBurst PB 10000 Rechargable Battery that I bought at Costco for $18.00. (Half off on clearance.) Since the Clip+ has such a low power consumption, and the PB 10000 has a 10,000 mAh capacity, it can run the Clip+ for weeks. What I don't know is whether it would still do that if the internal battery was completely dead. But this is just one type of USB Rechargable Battery on the market, and it seems logical that they should all work in a similar fashion. Hopefully, they would also work without the internal battery as well.