Re: battery problem

Harry Bartholomew (starnet!apple!netcom.com!bart)
Wed, 29 Jun 1994 02:03:03 -0700 (PDT)

>
> What ever became of the big battery problem? Haven't heard any more.
>
> If NEC doesn't come across with anything, what are the chances of being
> able to make up your own battery pack out of individual cells?
>
> Mark Shields
> TCHSHIELDMJ@CRF.CUIS.EDU
>
I think that there are too few of us to do anything about the
problem. Perhaps Brian Listowner can post the count.
I collected the 20? or so gripes a while back, but dumped them
and my hopes when the flow went to zero.

As to building ones own battery pack, I really doubt that NEC
is stupid or cheap. I believe the problem is just too little
space and too much power needed. The older batteries were a
special item of higher power density but unfortunately of flawed
reliability which is why NEC payed us $100 each to get them
back and avoid possible consequent damages for product liability.

It was quite interesting to note the range of variation reported
in useful life for the new batteries. Perhaps our chargers differ?