5 vs 5c battery interchangeable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badwx25, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. badwx25 macrumors newbie

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    Specs as follows:
    • iPhone 5 - 1440mAh <- 5.45Whr at 3.8V
    • iPhone 5c - 1508mAh <- 5.73Whr at 3.8V
    • iPhone 5s - 1558mAh <- 5.92Whr at 3.8V

    So since the voltage is the same can I use them interchangeably? Despite what I've read the connecter are the same, as in I just connected my old 5 battery into a 5c battery port.
     
  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    My guess is the batteries are physically different in size.
     
  3. badwx25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No they're the same size.
     
  4. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if you are accurate that the connectors are the same then I do not see why not. BUT if you get any signs of abnormal heat then I advise you let it cool down and give up on the idea, last thing you want is to cause damage to an otherwise perfect device. Will watch this space, let us know if it works and then how the battery life is?
     
  5. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    I would be more interested in knowing if an iPhone 5S battery could go in the 5C to improve battery life.
     
  6. badwx25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would be interesting to find out. The reason I'm asking this is because I'm was changing the charging port on my roommates 5c. I've changed his screen twice already, and was going to replace it again along wit the the port (3rd times a charm right?). The battery adhesive was very difficult to get out, and I've changed batteries in all 5 phones. I was getting really nervous cause it wasn't coming loose at all. I put a little heat from a hair dryer on the back of the phone and finally it was slowing coming up only around the edges tho THEN i saw a little smoke. I know li-on batteries can be very dangerous and quickly become fire. And I also didnt want to put too much pressure around the mother board and **** that up. So I basically torn the battery up (with no fire) getting it out and somehow I also tore the power/mute/ volume flex cable, in fact i torn the pieces that goes directly to the mute switch. SoOO i found an old 5 battery and was going to try to put that in. Curious tho if its going to be able to power on or be stuck on mute or loud.
     
  7. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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