V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 Battery Discussion
The V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery is a cordless telephone battery used in over 300 different mostly V-Tech telephones. The battery is also used in several AT&T, Panasonic and Motorola cordless telephone models as well.
We have provided many details concerning the V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery below. Hopefully this education will give you the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision when purchasing a replacement VTech 80-5017-00-00 battery pack for your telephone.
What are the specifications of the V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery Pack?
Most V-Tech 8050170000 batteries are rated at 2.4 volts and 1500 mAh (Mili-Amp Hours). Sometimes you will see higher or lower mAh ratings. The mAh number is the measurement of the "capacity" of your 80-5017-00-00 battery pack. The higher the Mili-Amp Hour rating, the longer your run time. For example, a 600 mAh cordless phone battery will give you twice as much talk time when compared to a 300 mAh (half of 600) battery pack.
What is the typical useful life of a V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 Battery Pack?
Most consumers get between 3 to 5 years of service out of their V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 phone battery before needing to replace it. This lifespan absolutely depends, of course, on individual patterns of usage
But I thought V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 batteries were rechargeable. Why do they wear out?
True, the V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery is in fact rechargeable. Unfortunately, we still have not invented a perfect battery and since there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, the VTech 80-5017-00-00 will eventually need to be replaced. Every time you charge and discharge your VTech 80-5017-00-00 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 NiMh chemistry in your V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery pack. Eventually those chemicals are depleted and your battery goes "dead".
My V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery has a black wrapper. I see different colored telephone batteries available. Is that ok?
Yes, several different companies manufacture and market their own version of the V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery design to consumers. 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! Rest assured, the color of your V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 plastic battery wrapping is unimportant. What is very important is that the form factor (size), polarity (orientation of the positive and negative contacts) and of course the voltage of your 8050170000 needs to be exactly the same.
How do I make certain I'm getting a quality replacement 80-5017-00-00 battery pack?
Here is where you have to use some common sense and be a smart shopper. Sure, you can find websites selling replacement V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 batteries at prices from $8.95 to $19.99 for what looks like "the same" (in the pictures at least) V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery. Our experience indicates that it is true that you usually do "get what you pay for". In this particular example, there is definitely something wrong with the two extremes. Certainly $19.99 is way too much to pay for a V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 battery. Somebody is just trying to make a lot of money! And in most cases, $8.95 is just too good to be true. We get 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 80-5017-00-00 battery. One has to wonder - is it a brand new 80-5017-00-00? 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 "$8.95" V-Tech 80-5017-00-00 cordless phone battery ends up being $18.99 or more after the hidden shipping and handling charges are added. So make sure you are looking at the final whole price of these "bargains".