What exactly is a Panasonic HHR-P513 ?
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The Panasonic HHR-P513 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-P513 battery so you have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision when purchasing a replacement Panasonic HHR-P513 battery pack for your telephone.
What are the specifications of the Panasonic HHR-P513 battery Pack?
Most Panasonic HHRP513 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 HHR-P513 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 Panasonic HHR-P513 Battery Pack?
Most consumers get between 3 to 5 years of service out of their Panasonic HHR-P513 phone battery before needing to replace it. This lifespan absolutely depends, of course, on individual patterns of usage.
But I thought Panasonic HHR-P513 batteries were rechargeable. Why do they wear out?
True, the Panasonic HHRP513 battery is rechargeable. But alas, we still have not invented a perfect battery and since there is no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, the Panasonic HHR-P513 will eventually need to be replaced. You see each time you charge and discharge your Panasonic HHR-P513 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-P513 battery pack. Eventually those chemicals are depleted and your battery goes "dead".
My Panasonic HHR-P513 battery has a blue 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-P513 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, black and tan to name a few! Rest assured, the color of your Panasonic HHR-P513 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 HHRP513 needs to be exactly the same.
How do I make certain I'm getting a quality replacement Panasonic HHR-P513 battery pack?
Here is where you have to use some common sense and be a careful shopper. You can find websites selling replacement Panasonic HHR-P513 batteries at prices from $5.95 to $24.99 for what looks like "the same" (in the pictures at least) Panasonic HHRP513 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 $24.95 is way too much to pay for a Panasonic HHR-P513 battery. Somebody is just trying to make a big buck! And in most cases, $5.95 is just too good to be true. I can tell you - our COST is MORE than $5.95 on quality battery pack! 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 HHR-P513 battery. One has to wonder - is it a brand new HHR-P513? 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. The only way to make a battery pack less expensive is to use cheaper cells, cheaper parts and cheaper labor. The result is a cheap battery pack in every sense of the word. Oftentimes that "$5.95" Panasonic HHR-P513 cordless phone battery ends up being $16.99 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"...
What should I look for when buying a Panasonic HHR-P513 battery?
If you are interested in buying a quality replacement Panasonic HHR-P513 battery upgrade, go with a proven company that offers at least a one year satisfaction guarantee, a one year no hassle warranty, gives you a toll free customer support telephone number, and clearly identifies the total cost of the purchase including any shipping or handling charges upfront. It is probably a good idea to check on the Better Business Bureau rating of some of these $5.95 companies.