Alternative to buying a battery pack for Arcam rcube?

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Alternative to buying a battery pack for Arcam rcube?

Odd ball topic. I have an Arcam rcube I bought at a thrift store a while back. The battery lasts an hour at best.

 

Rather than blow like $70 on a 10 year old battery pack, can I open the shrink wrap and slip some new batteries in there? 

 

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https://www.arcam.co.uk/ugc/tor/rcube/Service%20Manual/Arcam%20rCube%20Service%20manual%20issue%204.pdf

 

Probably not to difficult . Is it just a heat shrink wrapped pack of  cells and a connector ? 

 I'd only put brand new matched cells in it .

 

https://kleer-wireless-earbuds-headphones.blogspot.com/p/wireless-speake...

 

( from the above link )   >>> The rCube comes with a 19 volt switch mode power supply that can deliver 5A and the built-in Lithium-ion Battery pack has a capacity of 2200 mAh (milliamp hours) delivering up to 8hrs of playtime depending on volume.

 

You can certainly beat the 2200 mah  with name brand 3500mAh 18650 cells or even higher capacity cels since there is probably extra space in the case .You could probably get away with sticking 21700 or 26650's in it if you get rid of the little battery box and strap them down with velcro or duct tape , string and some gum . Has to be lots of room in the case to play with .

  I passed on something like it but much bigger at our local goodwill .It was massive and probably was sporting a full sized car battery ..but it was cool .

 

 

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Excellent. Thank you!

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Oh yeah, get protected? Or the circuit is probably already protected? I suppose I’ll look at the batteries once I get them out of the wrapper.