How many times have you replaced the main battery in your SP3 Pen?

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How often have you replaced the main Pen Battery?

  1. Never

    15 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. 1-2 times

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. 3-5 times

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. >5 times

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. Moonsurface

    Moonsurface Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When I first got my Surface pro 3 I bought 4 spare AAAA batteries as they're not that easy to find day to day.

    However over 13 months later I'm still on the original battery!! Admittedly I'm not a daily user but sometimes i do use the pen a lot for taking notes/drawing so it does get some occasional heavy use.

    How about you?
     
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    It has a battery? LOL

    Nope, never.
     
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    Haven't replaced it yet, still going strong after more than a year of use.
     
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    The top 319 button batteries died, I just asked MS to send me a new pen, 319 is too expensive ,
     
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    Totally OT, but at 10 319s for $8 on Amazon reminds me of the story back in the big CB radio days when someone would ask for a 10-36 (a time check). At some point someone would ask how they could afford a $300 CB and not a $1o Timex. ;)
     
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    Nopes...not changed either batteries in the Pen which I got with my SP3 when it was released in N. America more than a year back. Still working fine - though I have bought and kept aside a pack of 4 AAAA batteries.
     
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  7. Moonsurface

    Moonsurface Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It does seem to last well doesn't it! This thread was inspired by a comment on another thread about the Apple pencil and how the batteries for the SP pen are hard to find (not that hard online at least). Sounds like a few people did what I did and stocked up unnecessarily lol!
     
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  8. eric anderson

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    I use the pen a lot. Any time it starts doing something weird, i change the battery.
     
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    Between Jan and May I used pen 8-12hrs per day, everyday, Jun-now 2-6hrs per day. Still waiting to use all those spares I bought ;) (bought like 4 in case I can't find any later)
     
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  10. Moonsurface

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    Generally I just drop the battery out and put it back in that fixes any issues I've had. Same battery.
     
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    Since release 2 times. I use it for school and now university all the time though.
     
  12. yonghong

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    That's US, in Canada its at least $5 each
     

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