Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Series

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Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Series

Postby Tenergy » December 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

UPDATES:

The latest Lithium version is now open for product focus group! Please email us if you would like to sign up for a FREE sample (U.S. only).

It has come to our attention that some customers are experiencing Error 5 with this lithium version.

We would like to provide troubleshooting tips here:
1. Once the battery is fully charged, it's not recommended to remove & re-charge again immediately
*Either activate the roomba device, leave charger off, or continually keep it charging

2. Re-Charging a full a battery may result in an Error 5.
*In the event an Error 5 occurs (related to a fully charged battery) use it for 10 minutes or more and proceed to recharge the battery - the error message will disappear.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NBAV8DY
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Hey Guys!

We are running an online focus group for our replacement battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 series: Amazon Link.
If any of you would like to receive this battery for free (U.S. only) and give your Roomba a boost, please PM or email me.

In exchange we would like to learn about your thoughts on the battery. Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Happy holidays!

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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby a1robotrepair » December 29th, 2016, 9:18 pm

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I am going to test their 4500 mAh rated R3 battery. That's a lot of juice for a little SC cell.

Initial:
27.1 oz heavy battery, 14.4K on T IR temp 17.48, 15.8V, could be shrink wrapped better around directional tab.
In Test Robot: +1 to m flow, 20m@22C amb.
540 081023 2012-03-22-1549, 19.4C, 15.6 to 16.1V @ 1.26A, 400mO pack, 33/cell, state 5
110m to 17.5V dTdt, 17.0 @ delta, 40.9C, 400 & 33, state 6
230m, 16.5V, 50mA, 36C, state 7, large mass packs cool slower
Bbox@1200:0 saved 1200:12
1200m, 16.93V, 32.8C, Start 10:53, expected 155 to 180m 1355to1380m, 12:03-Y, 12:20-O, 12:40-R, 13:40-drained 1367m
167min total 4770 to 4175, 4470adv. (based off face plate calc, not actual usable by Roomba) :handgestures-thumbup:
Min 1370, 14.39V, mAH -1, 48.3C, state 2
Min 1457, 14.06V, mAH 11, 39.9C, state 2
do-charging-on @ minutes 1457
Min 1458, 14.72V, mA 1285, mAH 15, 39.8C, state 5
Min 1642, 17.28V, mA 1260, mAH 3355, 47.9C, state 5
charging-done: dTdt/dTdtf @ minutes 1642
Min 1642, 16.98V, mA 0, mAH 3774, 47.9C, state 6
17.28 - 16.87 = .41V/1.26 = 325mO/12 = 27mO
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby babakonda » December 30th, 2016, 9:06 pm

Count me in whenever this gets to Europe.
Never. :roll:
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby off-road-biker » December 31st, 2016, 12:16 pm

babakonda wrote:Count me in whenever this gets to Europe.
Never. :roll:

:o There are lots of offers in Amazon!!!
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby babakonda » January 1st, 2017, 4:12 pm

Yeah but there are also only 2-3 brands I would trust enough to use their batteries in Roomba, Tenergy being one of them. Which are not available in Europe...
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Harry007x1 » January 3rd, 2017, 10:52 am

Received a 3500ma and 4500ma pack. Both are very high quality as I've come to expect from other Tenergy products used. The 3500 was installed in my 560 and fit the battery box perfectly. Charged and ran 1st cleaning cycle, unplugging dock until clean light turned yellow, approximately 1.5hrs run time. I expect that to go up slightly after a few charge/discharge cycle. The 4500 pack is a heavy pack, installed in my 770. Fitment was very snug in the battery box, much tighter then expected but did seat and work fine. 1st mission run time was 1:15 and battery was still green. More to come.


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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby off-road-biker » January 4th, 2017, 4:53 am

Would you please link the two batteries. Thanks!
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby hseokman » January 17th, 2017, 7:28 pm

I received high capacity 4500mAh battery. Although 560 is not listed in the high capacity model, but it fits fine and it is very tight fit. I left on the charger over 24 hours and did initial run. It stopped after 116 minutes of running. I will report back after a few cycles.

Edit: 04/14/17
I've used this about three months now. I run the roomba two or three times a week. It is still going strong. It ran 130 minutes today with a single charge.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby etp » January 25th, 2017, 5:46 am

Same here/sign me up for a battery! I assume these will work on the 860?????
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby babakonda » January 25th, 2017, 1:51 pm

etp wrote:Same here/sign me up for a battery!


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Tenergy wrote:If any of you would like to receive this battery for free (U.S. only) and give your Roomba a boost, please PM or email me.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby litalfoot » January 30th, 2017, 6:50 pm

Got a replacement battery for my Roomba 655 series I robot and it fits perfectly and works great. My original battery wasn't charging and was making a clicking sound when it was docked. This occurred a little after one year of light usage. I called tech support and they told me to get a new docking station which would have cost me $54. I got a replacement battery from Tenergy and now my I robot is working again and charging fine. So before you go out and buy a new docking station; try to switch out the battery first. Tenergy battery works great. I would give it a 5 star. Thanks Tenergy
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Tenergy » March 17th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback! We now have the new lithium Roomba replacement battery open for product focus group. Email us to sign up for a FREE sample!

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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Harry007x1 » March 19th, 2017, 5:28 am

These batteries have performed flawlessly. Great run times. Look forward to evaluating the lithium.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby TechGuy » March 28th, 2017, 3:05 pm

Charged my new Tenergy Li-Ion 4400mAh battery overnight without getting charging error 5.
It ran my Roomba 540 for about 2 hours before the CLEAN light turned red.

I will update this post later with long term performance.

2017.03.29 Update:
After the first run, my 540 was back to the home base to re-charge. It was charging fine. I accidentally knock my 540 off the home base after the Li-Ion battery was fully charged. I put it back to the home base. I started to get the charging error 5. According to Tenergy instruction on OP, I have to run my Roomba for 10 minutes before putting my Roomba back on to home base. I think this procedure is not acceptable if owners want to configure their Roomba 560 to run on schedule. The charging error 5 will prevent Roomba from starting on schedule. But this battery may be good for the Roomba 510 owners because 510 can only be charged from the side jack only.

2017.03.30 Update:
I moved the Li-Ion battery from my 540 to my 770 yesterday and charged overnight. Today, I picked up the 770 off and back on the home base a few times. The charging error 5 was not happening again.

2017.04.10 Update:
After moving the Li-Ion battery to my 770, I have not seen the charging error 5 again.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby igneous » March 31st, 2017, 12:16 am

Bought one of these batts and it wouldn't charge...can you send another one so I can evaluate product?
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Skreelink » April 10th, 2017, 7:11 pm

Finally was able to get around to testing the 4400mAh Lithium pack in a Roomba 563. When I received the battery it was in deep discharge and naturally had to charge 16+ hours before the first run. Everything seems normal and the first run until it died was 2.5 hours, impressive. I'll do a follow-up update as I do more testing.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Tenergy » April 12th, 2017, 6:05 pm

igneous wrote:Bought one of these batts and it wouldn't charge...can you send another one so I can evaluate product?
Email me


We are sorry about your experience! Please allow us to make it right by sending you a free sample to test. We've emailed you and included information needed.

The initial charge may take sometime, but if you continue to experience slow charging speed, please do let us know.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Skreelink » April 15th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Skreelink wrote:Finally was able to get around to testing the 4400mAh Lithium pack in a Roomba 563. When I received the battery it was in deep discharge and naturally had to charge 16+ hours before the first run. Everything seems normal and the first run until it died was 2.5 hours, impressive. I'll do a follow-up update as I do more testing.


Adding an update to this review, and additional review. The battery time has seemed to level out a bit in the 563, averaging 1.5 hours. I also am testing the battery in a 980, which has given 66 minutes before returning to recharge using eco-mode (carpet boost off). This is an oddity as I'm used to about 1.5~hours on the OEM battery on eco, and ~1hour with carpet boost. The OEM battery is 3300mAh vs Tenergy 4400mAh. I haven't hooked up to the serial port yet, but I wonder if the Roomba 980's software is treating the battery as NiMH instead of Lithium.

However, I've noticed a bit of a reduced battery time with the latest software anyway, but as stands the Tenergy 4400mAh lithium gets about an hour on my 980 in "eco mode". I did notice the packaging on the two batteries was different, I wonder if they are different batches/older batch... Hm.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby vic7767 » April 15th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Skreelink wrote: I wonder if the Roomba 980's software is treating the battery as NiMH instead of Lithium.
Both the Tenergy and Lithium Ppwer 4400 mAH packs are detected as NiMH packs on both the 960 and 980 Roomba models.
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Re: Replacement Battery for Roomba 500, 600, 700, & 800 Seri

Postby Skreelink » April 16th, 2017, 6:56 pm

vic7767 wrote:
Skreelink wrote: I wonder if the Roomba 980's software is treating the battery as NiMH instead of Lithium.
Both the Tenergy and Lithium Ppwer 4400 mAH packs are detected as NiMH packs on both the 960 and 980 Roomba models.


That's what I figured, second run with the Tenergy battery yielded slightly worse results, 55 minutes and it had to recharge on a run that normally the OEM battery has no issue doing in one pass.

Edit: With carpet boost, the Tenergy battery gets a meager 30 minutes vs the hour I get on the OEM battery. My Roomba 980 is having to chatge 3 times to get done what it could do without a charge on OEM. I cannot recommend for a 900 series. Still testing in the 563.

Edit: Now the battery only reads 66% max capacity, even after staying on the charger overnight. Only managing 25 minutes on eco mode. I will be swapping my OEM back into the 980.
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