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Topic # 65044 28-Jul-2010 12:28
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Not sure if i picked the right place for this topic.

So apple announced a battery charger, its now in the NZ store for 50 bucks, comes with 6 batterys and has the lowest "vampire draw, 3w" of any battery charger.


They state, that 2 for the keyboard, 2 for the mouse and 2 for the new magic trackpad.


My wireless keyboard, the newest aluminium one has 3 in it. is there a 2 battery version?


 




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  Reply # 357667 28-Jul-2010 12:35
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According to this item in the store, the keyboard needs (and comes with) only 2 batteries?



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  Reply # 357672 28-Jul-2010 12:47
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I completely missed that thanks.

dumb dumb me, as you say it says this:

The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries - one less than the previous model.

Which i must have.

oh well, i just bought a battery charger last week (non apple of course), and its not worth buying another keyboard for the sake of one battery.




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  Reply # 357689 28-Jul-2010 13:05
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The latest Aluminum KB revision takes 2 AA batteries (Rev A1314) . The previous Aluminum KB took 3 AA batteries (Rev A1255). This is the only hardware difference between the two revisions.

The only way to be sure if yours takes 3 or 2 AA batteries is to check either the number of batteries or the revision number located under the keyboard.






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  Reply # 357726 28-Jul-2010 14:12
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Can the apple charger deal with only 1 cell in it? That's a failing of heaps of those small chargers.

Any why the hell do they use a readily replaceable power source on a keyboard and mouse which are usually always within a meter of a USB port to charge from, yet their phones which often are away from an outlet or computer for days at a time still have a trapped non swappable battery? Totally backwards IMO, since you could just plug in a USB cable to the keyboard to charge it when needed and keep on using it.




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  Reply # 357844 28-Jul-2010 17:23
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I never realized they revised the keyboard, I suppose why would i look, its not like there is any other difference.

I don't think the battery charger from apple is too badly priced.50 nzd

The energizer one i bought, takes 4 yes, but was 34 dollars on special, and came with 2, additional 4 pack of high end lithium ion rechargeable are 25 dollars roughly.

But yes, i can charge different sizes.

the only reason i got one in the first place, my magic mouse hated cheap battery's and would always struggle to connect, even if the cheap (but not that cheap) battery's were new.

As soon as i put the high end rechargeable ones, never had an issue since.

So yes, quality or quantity wins. 




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  Reply # 363174 4-Aug-2010 18:27
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keepitwarm: 
The Apple Wireless Keyboard requires just two AA batteries - one less than the previous model.

and previous white keyboard took 4 batteries.

Seems the Apple batteries are only 1900mAh 

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  Reply # 363215 4-Aug-2010 19:28
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They are low self discharge and thats about the limit for them.

Plus most "2500" mAh ones are only about 1900 anyway since they will put anything on the label

Talk on some other sites is they look like sanyo cells, which are about as good as you get for nimh.




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