What exactly is a Sony BP-T16?
The Sony BP-T16 is a cordless telephone battery used in over 100 different Sony telephone models. The battery is also used in many Panasonic, Toshiba, and Uniden cordless telephone models.
Details for the Sony BP-T16 battery are listed below. This information will hopefully give you the knowledge you need to make an educated decision when purchasing a replacement Sony BP-T16 battery pack for your telephone.
What are the specifications of the Sony BP-T16 battery Pack?
Most Sony BPT16 batteries are rated at 3.6 volts and between 270 and 400 mAh (Mili-Amp Hours). Sometimes you will see higher or lower mAh ratings. The mAh rating is the measurement of the "capacity" of your BP-T16 battery. The higher the mAh rating, the longer your phone's run time. For example, a 600 mAh cordless phone battery will give you twice as much talk time as a 300 mAh battery pack.
What is the typical useful life of a Sony BP-T16 Battery Pack?
Most consumers get between 3 to 5 years of service out of their BP-T16 phone battery before needing to replace it. This lifespan will depend, of course, on your individual pattern of usage.
But I thought Sony BP-T16 batteries were rechargeable. Why do they wear out?
Yes, the Sony BP-T16 battery is rechargeable. Unfortunately, we still have not invented a perfect battery that runs forever! The Sony BP-T16 will eventually need to be replaced. Every time you charge and discharge your Sony BP-T16 battery, a chemical reaction occurs to store or release the electricity to power your cordless telephone. Part of that chemical reaction uses a tiny portion of the NiCd chemistry in your Sony BP-T16 battery pack. Eventually those chemicals are depleted and your battery goes "dead".
My Sony BP-T16 battery has a black wrapper. I see different colored telephone batteries available. Is that ok?
Yes, many different companies manufacture their own version of the Sony BP-T16 battery. Many times these other battery manufacturers use different colored plastic shrink wrap as part of their own marketing and "branding" efforts. We have seen green, red, yellow, blue and tan to name a few. Please note that the color of your Sony BP-T16 plastic battery wrapping is unimportant. What is important is that the form factor (size), contact (plug), polarity (orientation of the positive and negative contacts) and of course the voltage of your BPT16 need to be exactly the same.
How do I make certain I am getting a high quality replacement Sony BP-T16 battery pack?
Often times just using common sense will help to make you a wise shopper. You may find websites selling replacement Sony BP-T16 batteries at prices from $7.95 to $16.99 for what looks like the same (in the pictures at least) Sony BPT16 battery. Our experience indicates you generally do "get what you pay for". In this particular example, there is probably something wrong with the two extremes. $16.99 is too much to pay for a Sony BP-T16 battery. And, generally, a price of $7.95 is just too good to be true. At that low of a price we become concerned about the quality of the materials (battery cells), safety features, and quality control process to insure the correct precision fit and finish of the BP-T16 battery. You want to make certain that you are getting a brand new BP-T16. Unfortunately there are probably some "refurbished" or damaged goods out there at some of those low prices. In addition many of these low teaser rates do not include shipping or handling charges. Oftentimes that "$7.95" Sony BP-T16 cordless phone battery ends up being $17.99 or more after the hidden shipping and handling charges are added. So make sure you are looking at the final total price of these "bargains".
What should I look for when buying a replacement Sony BP-T16 battery?
If you are interested in buying a quality replacement for your Sony BP-T16 battery, go with a company with a proven track record that offers at least a 30 day money back guarantee, a one year no hassle warranty, gives you a toll free customer support number, and clearly identifies the total cost of the purchase including any shipping or handling charges upfront. You also want to make certain that the company you purchase from lists their physical address somewhere on their website.