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I have Blankpunkt Travalpilot Lucca , the battery doesnt charge up in the house or on a journey. I think it is possibley a dud battery. I have owned this navigation system for about year & am pleased with it apart from the battery not chargeing. I cannot locate a replacement battery anywhere, i hope you can maybe help. The battery part number is SD11865L2001S1PMXZ VOLTAGE 3.7V CAPACITY 2000mAh K5 MAKE SAMSUNG SDI LI-ION RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. Thankyou A.Noble.

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  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    The same problem as 'tietop2'.



    Battery will not hold charge at all.



    There are meant to be indicators on the screen that show the state of the battery but these are not present.



    Device works fine when attached to cigarette lighter in car.



    Research has led me to battery number li18650H but I do not know if this is the correct replacement or where to get hold of one.



    I am not even sure if the battery is at fault or the machine is faulty. I Bought it 2nd hand a few days ago.



    H-E-L-P!

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    detto !....i couldnt find anywhere....so .....

  • Angus Suzy Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem my Travelpilot Lucca 5.2 is 11 months old and will not hold a charge this is a major problem as I drive some vehicles that do not have a 12 volt Adaptor, so I can not use the unit, I also can not locate a battery the part number is ICR186501S1PSPM, the unit will not hold a charge, it works perfectly when plugged in.

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Hello Tiptoe,

I'm not sure if these are the answers.

I finally heard from Blaupunkt and have the part number you require:

  • Apologies for the delay, there has been a change of part number and I
    couldn't check the pricing information due to website problems.
  • The part number for the battery is 8619 003 386, and the price including
    VAT and delivery is £24.40
  • Please don't hesitate to contact us should you wish to order one. We
    accept all major credit and debit cards as payment.
  • Tel. 01249 817370 Fax. 01249 817346
However, research leads me to believe that the battery is not at fault. The battery charging circuit may have 'lost' the battery because it was discharged completely. As suggested by the following I found online.
  • If a Li-ion battery is left discharged after use, the self-discharge will further drain the pack and eventually trip the protection circuit at about 2.5 volts per cell. At this point, the charger will no longer recognize the battery and the pack appears dead. Only specialized equipment or advanced battery analyzer will be able to re-activate the protection circuit and recharge the battery.
    Charge for about 30 minutes before storage if the Li-ion battery is depleted.
    Do not stockpile lithium-ion batteries; and avoid buying dated stock. The aging process cannot be reversed and cycling will not improve.
  • The self-discharge of the lithium-ion battery is 5% in the first 24 hours after charge, and then reduces to 1% to 2% per month thereafter. The safety circuit adds about 3%.
  • High cycle count and aging have little effect on the self-discharge of lithium-based batteries.
It suggests to me that a specialist will be able to get the unit to 'accept' the old battery again. Putting in a new battery will not solve the problem in itself.

Hope I have helped.

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