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2009-10-27, 07:34
Squeezebox™ Radio Accessory Pack

GBP 44.90
C'mon Logitech £45 for a battery and another remote........
anyone else think this is a wee bit much?.
Sheesh, i've already got two "remotes".
one with my Transporter and the Duet Controller is all i need.
Bah! Humbug!!:(


2009-10-27, 08:59
I am going to make the battery myself. They're just 8 NiMh AA cells. Must fit perfectly inside two holders that can have 4 cells each, and that are glued together.

Alternatively bind 8 together using shrink tube.

All cells should be connected together in series, so as to add up their individual voltages: 8 x 1.2 V = 9.6 V

The Radio's connector will reveal it's polarity because it's supposed to charge the battery. So it will have a measurable voltage on the pins (as long as the Radio is connected to the mains).

The positive (+) pin of the Radio must be connected to the positive(+) terminal of the battery pack, the negaive to the negative.

Guess we blow our warranties and will be cursed forever, but considering the price of the retail battery we have to be either rich or smart :-)


2009-10-27, 09:11