WowWee Rovio Battery SpecificationsPosted by milw on Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Rovio is shipped with a 3000 mAh battery pack, and will need charging before you can begin using Rovio. If you are eager to set up your new Rovio right away, just put your dock near your PC and leave Rovio sitting on the dock while you perform the setup process.
Rovio's battery pack is composed of 5 sub-'C' size cells with a nominal voltage of 1.2V, for a total of 6V. The blue packs are labeled 5LMH-43SC3000-W-T, and below that is "NiMH 6V 43SC 3000mAH" followed by "PTC".
LMH is the abbreviation for the manufacturer and battery type, in this case, LeoPro and nickel Metal Hydride. 43SC is the size abbreviation for 43mm height sub-C (22mm diameter), followed by '3000' for the nominal capacity.
Connector type: Deans Ultra Plug, a commonly available high performance connector typically used in R/C cars.
When fully charged, these cells will typically read at 1.4V (7V for the full pack). Due to the very flat discharge curve of NiMH cells, the remaining capacity in the pack is difficult to judge from voltage alone. At the end of discharge, cell voltage drops rapidly from 1.2V to 1 or even 0.9V