In common with all
equipment that uses high density rechargeable batteries, the
battery life will deteriorate with use and over time.
The figures quoted for
typical battery operation time in the PSA-T series documentation apply to brand new
When battery operation
time deteriorates to a point where the user regards it as
unacceptable, performance can be restored by replacing the
Palm does not claim that
the T|X battery is replaceable and do not make an official Palm battery available. However, replacements
are widely available from battery suppliers.
dismantling of the case and unsoldering and re-soldering of the battery connections.
Instruction are normally provided with the battery.
To find a suitable supplier, use a search
engine with a search term such as "Palm PDA battery", or local
language equivalent. Prices vary, but are typically around $30 US.
In the event of difficulty please contact TTi
and we will endeavour to help.
These batteries are Lithium Polymer. The
standard capacity is 1150mAh, but 1400mAh versions are also
available. The latter will give around 20% longer life,
but the recharge time will be similarly increased.
PSA1301 and PSA2701 Batteries
Both units use three NiMh AAA
size batteries of 700mAh capacity. These are tag ended and
mounted onto a printed circuit board with a detachable
complete assembly can be purchased as a spare part.
The part number is 58350-1000. Price is subject to quotation
at the time of purchase but is approximately £10 or $20 US
Instructions for dismantling the unit and changing the battery
assembly are included.
Alternatively, the individual batteries can be replaced by
unsoldering them. Replacements should have a capacity in
the range 700mAh to 850mAh. The higher capacity versions
will give a slightly greater operating life but recharge time will be
Note that batteries with a capacity above
850mAh should not be used because the charge circuitry will turn
off before full capacity has been reached.