the Braille Sense U2 has a removable battery pack. It's lithium Ion and those 
things have a pretty long shelf life, but after 5 years, they are starting to 
wear thin. I could also probably take the battery module over to Batteries Plus 
and have them rebuild it. That will cost about $80 or so.


-eric
On Feb 4, 2018, at 8:14 PM, Maria Reyes wrote:

> Don't the refreshabraille 18s have the charger already in the port? at least 
> mine did. 
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> On Feb 4, 2018, at 8:52 PM, Eric Oyen <eric.o...@icloud.com> wrote:
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>> I use my braille sense with a silk cover over the unit. I can read the 
>> braille through the silk. This does 2 things:
>> 1. keeps the cells clean
>> 2. keeps my fingers off the dots (no chance of them getting dirty). 
>> 
>> The silk cover can be cleaned with woolite or even dawn dish soap. I have 
>> had my sense U2 now for 5 years and all cells still work as new. :) I think 
>> I will have to order a replacement battery though. the one that came with 
>> the unit doesn't hold a charge nearly as long as it once did.
>> 
>> -eric
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>> On Feb 4, 2018, at 4:53 PM, Eden wrote:
>> 
>>> Yes, you must must wash your hands a lot. I probably wash my hands 10 to 20 
>>> a times a day because I constantly use my display. I also clean it now and 
>>> put a cover over it. For instance with my first braille sense, cells went 
>>> bad in 6 months because I was not careful. This time, I had one last for 2 
>>> years without any cell problems but now I have. I'm hoping for the best 
>>> that the new Focus. 
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