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Dell X5 backup battery

My backup battery keeps alternating saying it is 0% and then 100:, and back and forth. I have replaced it twice, one brand new from Walmart. Basically it does not seem to hold a charge or not register the right charge. 1) Does the cradle charge this battery too? 2) How long should a backup battery last?

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I will attempt to answer both questions and give some insite.

1st- No, the charger does not recharge the backup battery. The battery is the same kind of battery as you would have in a watch which at this time are not rechargable, but that would be a great idea.

The way it works is that when the main battery is charged the X5 uses that as its energy source. Only when the unit is off and or the main battery is depleated does the back-up battery kick in. Hence the name (back-up battery).

As for a solution to your problem. It sounds to me like you have a problem with your primary battery. I don't believe that it has much time left or it may just be a corrosion problem. I would try clening the battery contact point on the battery as well as on the X5 with some alcohol and a q-tip. I would also check the contacts where the back-up battery is. I have worked on watches before and their batteries will sometime cause some corroding.

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