Replacing batteries in Phillishave


Hi Group,
I have a 7 year old Phillishave (Philips shaver) which doesn't hold its
charge very well any more. I opened it up to check what type of
batteries it uses, in the hope that I can simply replace them, and save
myself severla hundered dollard on a new one.
The batteries are AA size nicad's. They don't specifically say that
they are 1.2v. Is it safe to assume that if they're AA size, they're
1.2v? I guess I could check the voltage when they have a full charge.
Would there be a problem with recharging if I replaced them with NiMH
batteries? If there will, most stockists no longer carry nicad's.
Where would I find a couple of new ones?
Thanks,
G
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I've changed the batteries in mine to NiMH AAs and it worked ok. It says on the circuit board under the batteries to replace them only with NiCads. The only side effect I found is that the shaver still runs *long* after the indicator says it's flat. I haven't actually timed it but I think it's several weeks of daily use. The only real problem with this is that it gives an annoying beep every time you turn it off.
Jaycar would have Nicads as well as NiMHs with tabs that should solder straight in.
Michael
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Michael C
Pretty save to assume they are AA Nicads.
Jaycar have a full range of Nicads, even the solder tab types. Use Nicads, they have a lower internal resistance than NiMH. This could be an important requirement for the motor in the shaver.
Dave :)
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Thanks very much Michael and David. Your replies give me new confidence. I'll stick to the NiCads though, as most times when I try to 'enhance' something, it breaks. :-)
G
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Mine has been running probably 2 years now on 2000mAh NiMHs. For $10 it's probably worth it.
Michael
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I also replaced the batteries in mine with NiMh ones of greater mAh capacity several years ago with no problems and no bonus additional running time. Get the solder tag ones from Jaycar.
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aussieblu
No additional running time? That's odd, mine goes longer after the indicator says it's flat than it does before it says it flat. It takes about a week to say it's flat and about another 2 to actually go flat.
Michael
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