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LutherSetzer

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Spy Glasses Battery Replacement
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:31:19 AM »
I have a pair of spy glasses I use for hands free recording and I think I messed with the internal lithium-polymer battery and limited its charge life by not charging it the ideal way.  Mine only lasts 20 minutes but the device was advertised as 60-120 minutes of continuous recording time.  The ?Chinglish? instructions were not very helpful.

I bought the device a couple of years ago from an online vendor but this item on Amazon is identical:

http://www.amazon.com/Glasses-Camera-Eyewear-Hidden-Reader/dp/B00LCL24M8/

There are better ones on the market now but I would rather get these working first if possible.

Everything is soldered in place and I am not equipped to try to address this myself.  I can run a USB cable to an external battery but that sort of defeats the purpose of minimalism.  So I would prefer a better internal battery.  I already had a jeweler replace the internal 4 GB card with a 32 GB one so memory is not an issue.

As an aside, the maximum device power consumption is listed as 0.8 watts.  I opened the case and the actual battery says 3.7V 270mAh.  My arithmetic calculates a minimum expected recording time of 1.25 hours.

I subsequently read more about these kinds of batteries and apparently they must be treated with great care to get maximum performance!

If anyone here thinks he or she can help, please post so we can make arrangements.

LutherSetzer

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Re: Spy Glasses Battery Replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 08:39:04 AM »
I have attached a photograph of the battery so if anyone knows a retail store chain that sells these please post.

Iggy

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Re: Spy Glasses Battery Replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 08:48:05 AM »
I couldn't find a domestic source but the if you try searching for "601245 lithium aliexpress", you should be able to order a replacement. I hope that helps.

LutherSetzer

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Re: Spy Glasses Battery Replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 11:53:24 AM »
Thanks for the response.  I was hoping for a local vendor but as I suspected there is no such thing.  I had to order size 0 screws for these glasses from the UK for the same reason.

I appreciate any pointers you can give in terms of getting ideal performance from these batteries.  So far I have:

1. Only use the device manufacturer's provided charger.
2. Never charge longer than 12 hours.
3. Never completely deplete the battery.
4. If planning to store device unused for long periods, occasionally top charge the battery so it never completely depletes.

Any others?

LutherSetzer

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Re: Spy Glasses Battery Replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 03:49:53 PM »
A soldering technician at ICover in Merritt Square Mall handled this job for me, thanks.