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Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 7th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Firstly, is it possible to hot-swap batteries in & out of the scooba 230 to perform cleans one after another, as with the braava 240. Or is it like the other scoobas where you have to use a trick like vic's button presses & battery ejection to fool it into carrying on cleaning?

Secondly, if it's possible to stick a second battery in once the first is depleted, is there such a thing as a standalone battery charger so you can charge one battery in the scooba while it's plugged in and then a second in a charger, again much like the braava 240 or the 3rd party battery chargers available for other scooba batteries?

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 7th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Yes, you can hot swap packs in the 230. It is nothing like the 450s. You will need an external charger and you will need to make your own connector.

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 7th, 2018, 8:29 pm

Thanks as ever, Vic.
I presume from your comment that there’s no first or third party charger available that you’re aware of?

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 7th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Oh and one other question. I believe the 230 battery is 1300mah. I’ve seen some 1500mah for sale. If I put a 1500mah or larger in the 230 would it run for longer, or would it hit its 40 minute mark then demand a recharge, regardless of how much power is left in the battery? (that was what made me think of your 450 trick)

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 7th, 2018, 9:10 pm

A larger capacity battery will increase the run time.

I have not seen any 3rd party external chargers for the 230 packs.

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 8th, 2018, 12:52 am

Aha, great news. Have you ever seen a battery larger than 1500mah for the 230, on your travels?

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 8th, 2018, 1:06 am

Botty wrote:... is there such a thing as a standalone battery charger ...


They are not the best quality but look at one of these off eBay...

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Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 8th, 2018, 1:08 am

Brett wrote:
Botty wrote:... is there such a thing as a standalone battery charger ...


They are not the best quality but look at one of these off eBay...

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Thanks, although doesn’t seem built for a 230?

Re: Scooba 230 charger for extra battery?

October 9th, 2018, 12:46 am

Sorry - my bad. Had a brain fart and didn't register you were talking about the little Scooba...

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