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What does MaH stand for?

Discussion in 'All Other Brands of Wireless Phones' started by FoneFanatic, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. FoneFanatic

    FoneFanatic New Member

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    For example, the extended battery for the Samsung T300 is 1000 MaH. But the regular battery for the LG 510 is 1200 MaH. What is the difference? Thanks!!
     
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    The higher the number, the more power. mAh = milli Amps..
     
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    So the regular battery for the LG 510 has more power than the extended battery for the T300? Or does it vary by manufacturer?
     
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    It can vary. The more a phone can do, the more juice it will need so it may come with a stronger battery. My phone came with a 500mAh battery which is crap. I replaced it with a 1100mAh battery and its now lasts for over a week compared to a day ot two.
     
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    Hey, thanks for the info. Do I need a special charger for the extended battery or can I just use the one that comes witht the phone?
     
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    You can use the same charger.
     
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    Thanks!! do these extended batteries add alot of weight to the phones? The Samsung website said that it takes the phone from 3.95 to 7.5 oz. Is that reasonable? That's one heavy battery!!
     
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    Caveat:

    MaH ratings are not perfectly linear: if one phone pulls 200 Ma, and another 50 Ma, the battery will not meet the "MaH" rating. Phones sip Ma at rest, but guzzle it when talking. Usually, the better battery chemistries (NiCd < NiMH <Li Ion) have less loss.

    -Blik
     
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    It adds a slight more weight, but well worth it with talk time. What good are all these promo minutes all the carriers give if you can't use them all =)
     
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    mAh (milliamphour)

    Definition: How much current a battery will discharge over a period of one hour. Higher numbers here reflect a long battery runtime and or higher storage capacity. Higher MAH ratings do not necessarily reflect on speed but more on runtime.

    Pronunciation: [mil-e am-p owr] • (noun)

    Examples: A 2000 mAh pack will sustain a 2000 milli amp (2 amp) draw for one hour before dropping to a voltage level that is considered discharged. A 1700 will sustain a 1700 mAh (1.7 amp) draw for one hour.
     

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