[April 16, 2017, 01:39:34 PM] RedwoodsMama: Have not turned on any pleos in months
[April 16, 2017, 01:40:14 PM] RedwoodsMama: Work has kept me busy, miss everyone!
[April 16, 2017, 01:55:46 PM] aibo7m3: Great to hear from you, RWM! Hope you'll have some
[April 16, 2017, 01:55:52 PM] aibo7m3: time for the Pleos soon!
[April 17, 2017, 06:54:12 PM] Talon: Nice to see you again, Redwoods! Give Argyle a pat
[April 17, 2017, 06:54:18 PM] Talon: for me.
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Hello All,After following the tail of the "Ugobe battery" issue and the ensuing drama, the evolving cottage industry of 3D printing of battery cases, etc, etc,Don't get me wrong, I LOVE drama, but really there is a simpler solution! I also love entrepreneurs, but if I had a dollar for every time I heard some say, "I'm going to start 3D printing xyz parts for Pleo and its going to be so cool!" I'd have have a Pleo with red eyes and a bird face and wings and.. anyway...First, this may void your warranty and you might destroy your Pleo if you don't know which way the battery goes in, but if you have half a brain...There is no Ugobe or RB battery per se, INNVO changed the polarity key (ie the little rectangular blob on the bottom of the battery so you have to put the battery in right way around so that the positive terminal of the battery meets positive terminal of the Pleo and negative terminal of the battery meets negative terminal of the Pleo) orientation on their batteries to prohibit their use in UGOBE Pleos but included two cutouts in their Pleos to allow EITHER battery to fit in PleoRBs.If you cut the polarity key flush to the bottom of the battery case (in one piece and keep it so you can use it in the battery charger), you can use either battery in either Pleo. Charging is another story, you might have li-poly or NiMH batteries and they have different chargers (the charger also needs the small key piece placed into the base before inserting the battery for charging.I have used batteries like this for two years without problems. , thank you for the great tip ! i have a spare rb battery lying around that I am not using at the moment so I am deffenitly going to try this Cheers!PeterPSShould the little blob key get destroyed in removal its no big deal, a wad of paper , chewing gum, or any such thing can be used to "trick the Charger" that the battery is installed. The same caveat applies as when inserting the modified battery in the Pleo, if the battery polarity is reversed in the charger its not a good day.