We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Digital Home Advice


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Wireless Headphones - rechargeable battery problem


kwil2

Likes # 0

Hello... I'd welcome some guidance or explanation of a problem I'm having with wireless headphones and their rechargeable batteries. A while ago, I bought two pairs of Wireless Headphones from Aldi, the grocery chain. I use them solely for listening to TV. They work superbly with the two 500mAh/1.2v AAA rechargeable/unbranded batteries they came with. They also work every time with standard AAA's. However, I recently bought four AAA rechargeables as backup, again 500mHA/1.2v (not so easy to find, by the way!) As per instructions, I charged them fully before first use, checking them with two separate battery testers. They didn't work at all in the headphones but are fine in other devices. So the batteries are not at fault. I also have tested the headphones using other good quality rechargeables but with higher or lower mAh ratings - 1200/750/650/350 - none worked! Is there some 'battery expert' or knowledgeable person out there who could explain why these headphones will only work with the original batteries or standard AAA's? Many thanks

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

When you fitted the original rechargeable batteries were you instructed to pare off a centimetre or so off the side of the battery?

Without this removal of side insulation the battery does not make correct contact with the charging circuit connection in the phones.

see here

You don't have to buy special batteries normal rechargeables work after you cut back the insulation at the flat end of the battery

Like this post
kwil2

Likes # 0

Hi FB...thanks for taking time to reply. No initial instructions as to paring off as suggested (unfortunately, your link doesn't appear to work for me) I was actually aware of this 'method' but it seemed a bit awkward at best.

As it happens, I'm in contact with America a lot and a friend there has given me the best and most effective solution: Cut and wrap a small piece of kitchen foil around the 'negative' end of the battery so that it forms a 'foil cap'on that end. Now insert battery into its slot as normal. When that battery needs recharging, you simply remove the battery from the cap and slip in a new one...The cap can be replaced easily if it ever needs to be.

I tried all of my rechargeables of various capacities in the headphones as per above....and bingo...they now all worked!! So, problem solved and solution passed on to anyone else who needs it!

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

Same principle but sounds easier to do

Thanks for the feed back.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 features wishlist: the changes iPhone and iPad users want in Apple's iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

25 Years of the World Wide Web: Happy Birthday, Intenet

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features