Panasonic HHR-P104 Battery Information
The Panasonic HHR-P104 is a cordless telephone battery used in over 700 different Panasonic, AT&T and V-Tech cordless telephones.
We have provided additional information below regarding the Panasonic HHR-P104 battery so you have the details you need to make an knowledgeable buying decision when purchasing a replacement Panasonic HHR-P104 battery pack for your cordless telephone.
What are the specifications of the Panasonic HHR-P104 battery Pack?
Most Panasonic HHRP104 batteries are rated at 3.6 volts and 850 mAh (Mili-Amp Hours). Sometimes you will see higher or lower mAh ratings. The mAh number is the measurement of the "capacity" of your HHR-P104 battery pack. The higher the Mili-Amp Hour rating, the longer your run time. For example, an 800 mAh cordless phone battery will give you twice as much talk time when compared to a 400 mAh (half of 800) battery pack.
What is the typical useful life of a Panasonic HHR-P104 Battery Pack?
Most consumers get between 3 to 5 years of service out of their Panasonic HHR-P104 phone battery before needing a replacement. This lifespan depends on your particular usage habits.
But I thought Panasonic HHR-P104 batteries were rechargeable. Why do they wear out?
True, the Panasonic HHRP104 battery is rechargeable. But science has not invented a perfect battery yet and since there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, the Panasonic HHR-P104 will eventually need to be replaced. Each time you charge and discharge your Nickle Metal Hydride Panasonic HHR-P104 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 Panasonic HHR-P104 battery pack. Eventually those chemicals are depleted and your battery needs to be replaced.
We have plans to stock fresh replacements for your phone for many years (at least 10) to come.
My Panasonic HHR-P104 battery has a green wrapper. I see different colored telephone batteries available. Is that ok?
Yes, several different companies manufacture and market their own version of the Panasonic HHR-P104 battery design to consumers. Many times these other battery manufacturers use different colored plastic or shrink wrap as part of their own marketing and "branding" efforts. We have seen blue, red, yellow, black and tan to name a few! Rest assured, the color of your Panasonic HHR-P104 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 HHRP104 needs to be exactly the same.
How can I make sure I get a quality replacement Panasonic HHR-P104 battery pack?
Good question - one we would like more consumers to ask! And really it all boils down to using some common sense. You have to be a smart shopper. Of course you can find websites selling replacement Panasonic HHR-P104 batteries as low as $3.95 up to $24.99 for what looks like "the same" (in the pictures at least) Panasonic HHRP104 battery. Our experience demonstrates 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 $24.95 is just way too much to pay for a Panasonic HHR-P104 battery. Some company is just trying to make a lot of money! And in most cases, $3.95 is just too good to be true. At that price, we begin to get concerned about the quality of the materials (battery cell run times) and quality of workmanship to insure the correct precision fit and finish of the HHR-P104 battery. One has to wonder - is it a brand new HHR-P104? Unfortunately there are probably some "refurbished" product out there at those low prices. Additionally many of these lower teaser rates do not include shipping or handling charges. Oftentimes that "$3.95" Panasonic HHR-P104 cordless phone battery ends up being $13.99 or more after the hidden shipping and handling charges are added. So make sure you are looking at the final prices of these so called bargain websites. MAke sure anybody you buy from has a toll free number on their website (test it!) and is completly upfron with you about their shipping and/or handling charges.