All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 30-08-2007, 12:52 PM
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Nokia Extra Power DC-8

Does look quite cool, it's an external power supply which you can recharge or run off normal AA batteries.

http://europe.nokia.com/link?cid=EDITORIAL_344303

Although there's no mention of the capacity. Good for emergencies I guess.


On this page it mentions a Power Pack DC-1, but can't find any info on it, looks bigger than the DC-8.

http://europe.nokia.com/link?cid=PLAIN_TEXT_348326

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Old 30-08-2007, 02:14 PM
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Yeah good if you're travelling

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Old 30-08-2007, 02:22 PM
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Looks too similar to a Tampax® ..
Lets hope it dont end up in your girlfriends handbag, and god knows where else
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Old 30-08-2007, 02:37 PM
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More on the DC-1, apparently it's equivilent to 3 950mah batteries, so I guess 2850mah. It also has two leads to power / charge two phones at the same time.

http://www.nokiaphoneblog.com/2007/0..._pack_dc1.html
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Old 30-08-2007, 02:56 PM
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Apperently the 950 is the total.

From the site -

Quote:
Unfortunately, Nokia's equivalent of three batteries is a mere 960 mAh - isn't that equal to 1 battery?
Which if true, is just a bit rubbish really.

Edit: This is from the official nokia release (which you linked to in the other thread)

Quote:
The Nokia Power Pack DC-1 has reserve power in a pretty and portable package, so you can take the equivalent of up to three batteries**
And further down...

Quote:
**with battery capacity of 950 mAh
So the nokia wording points to you being right, in that its 2850. But then again.... *shrugs*

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Old 30-08-2007, 03:03 PM
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Yeah I noticed that, but I hope they've got it wrong. This is a quote from the Nokia press release...

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Originally Posted by Nokia
The Nokia Power Pack DC-1 has reserve power in a pretty and portable package, so you can take the equivalent of up to three batteries**

**with battery capacity of 950 mAh

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Old 30-08-2007, 03:04 PM
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lol, You saw it too!

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Old 30-08-2007, 03:12 PM
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Yup!

Although I gather it should be the bigger size, especially being that physical size, you never know with nokias play on words.

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If you're looking for an alternate power supply how about a Freeloader?
You can get them from Firebox or from Ebay for about £25. Can't post a link, sorry.

The central battery can be charged by USB or the supplied solar panels and provides a full charge. Also it can charge other things cos it comes with loads of adapters. I've got one cos I spend a lot of time on weekend camping trips and the solar charging is a godsend.

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Old 31-08-2007, 07:45 AM
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Quote:
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If you're looking for an alternate power supply how about a...
or the battery from Proporta. Weighing in at 3400mAH it's got enough juice for 3 phone recharges. It comes with attachments to charge itself from car, USB or mains and has a permanent place in my gadget bag.

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Old 31-08-2007, 08:51 AM
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Is this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FREELOADER-SOL...QQcmdZViewItem the one your on about 8ball?

Are you in the UK, and if so, how long does this thing take to charge, given that we dont have the best sunshine about?

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Old 31-08-2007, 10:37 AM
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I'm in the UK, and got a Freeloader. To charge via USB doesnt take too long, maybe a couple of hours. However, solar charging takes quite a lot longer.

In direct sunlight, it would probably be charged in a day. On a window sill, behind glass maybe a couple of days, for a full charge. These are rough guesses though, as it's quite hard to actually time it.

The battery in the Freeloader is just about enough to give the N95 a full charge.

But as has been said is best used for camping etc.
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Old 31-08-2007, 10:41 AM
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Hmmm, thanks for that.

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Old 31-08-2007, 05:16 PM
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will this batt fir ours

Battery: Nokia Battery (BL-6F) 1200mAH


thats in n95 8gig

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Old 31-08-2007, 05:24 PM
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It's very unlikely that the 8GB's BL-6F battery will fit in the standard N95 - the back of the 8GB was redesigned (no camera slider, camera is now flush with the rest of the case) thus allowing the larger battery.
 

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