PDA’s use Lithium ion batteries. These types of batteries are more in demand since the use of PDA’s and cell phones have increased. Lithium Ion batteries charge rapidly, are lightweight, and make electronics more powerful.
PDA batteries vary by brand. Depending on the type of PDA you have. Some of the most popular brands are Compaq PDA and the Blackberry, T-Mobile sidekick. Brands like Compaq and HP have many different PDAs so when purchasing a PDA battery is important to choose the correct model number.
Battery life of a PDA battery varies greatly depending on how the PDA is used. If it is used for simply calendar, note taking, and contact list, the battery will last for several hours on a single charge. If the PDA is used to play games and watch movies, the battery will die much sooner, around 1 to 2 hours of use.
PDA batteries can be bought with a higher capacity to increase usage time. With a higher capacity battery, the PDA can be used to watch movies or play games for longer, and doesn’t require to be charged as often when used for simple tasks. Higher capacity batteries are also larger than typical PDA batteries, so they won’t necessarily fit properly into the PDA, causing a bulge in the back. Another alternative is to purchase an additional battery than can be charging while the other is in use, so there is never any down time.
There is plenty of information to help user select the proper PDA battery and also how to get the most out of the battery’s life. When a battery can range in price from $30 to $100’s of dollars, it is important that the most the user gets the best value for their money.