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Attaching a cord to a portable phone handset ? How would I do this? Answered

I have one of the original battery packs would it be possible to hardwire the leads taken from the battery pack to the wire from the charger . I would like to be able to use the base where I have a telephone jack and the handset in another room. I don't want the hassle of recharging the handset or the replacement of batteries. One of the reasons I am considering this is that I haven't found the batteries for this phone here in town. Thanks

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Burf (author)2009-10-04

I had a similar issue a few months ago because I couldn't find the right battery pack locally and eventually ordered one through the net. As temporary fix, as Re-design said, I used an old wall wart, then clipped the plugs off the transformer and the old battery pack, stripped the wires, then matching the polarity, wired the battery plug to the wall wart and wrapped them with electrical tape. I plugged it back into the phone and it worked perfectly. I used it until the new battery pack arrived.

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paqrat (author)Burf2009-10-21

Please forgive my ignorance but how do you tell which wire is which polarity? 

I bought a cheap solar powered calculator and I'd like to see if I can take the solar panel and use it for electroplating.

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jeff-o (author)2009-10-05

Can you get a replacement battery online?

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paqrat (author)jeff-o2009-10-07

I haven't looked.  Probably could but in addition to making the phone usable again I'm trying to get away from the hassle of hunting up a battery every so often.  Thanks everyone.

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Re-design (author)2009-10-02

As long as the charger voltage is the same as the battery pack it would work. But the charger is probably putting out 1 or 2 volts more than the battery pack. That doesn't hurt the phone because the battery absorbs some of that voltage. If you take out the battery then it is not there to take the load and you phone might be over powered. Better would be to get a wall wart that is the same voltage as the battery pack and use that.

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