🇬🇧 🇩🇪 Generic battery to replace FP1 battery (⚠️see first post for warning)

Thanks! Yes, I mean the HB5N1H.

Are you guys talking about species of influenca virus?


Nope, just the model number used for the generic Huawei battery.
You can use this code HB5N1H for searching the battery on amazon or the like.

After I read all the experiences in this thread with the generic batteries and thanks to the pictures as well, I have now started using an Akku-King battery for HB5N1H and using cable binders to fill the gap in the casing it works fine. Lasts for about 1,5 days and does not seem to get hot.
The lifespan of my phone just increased 1-2 years! Thank you everyone for sharing!


Good to hear!
Just keep in mind, that the temperature reading of any battery-app used will not be accurate. So you have to rely on your own feeling.

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:de: Ich habe mir den auch gleich bestellt und bin leider nur mäßig begeistert.
Erste Bedenken hatte ich schon, als ich gelesen habe, dass der Spacer aus Silikon ist.
Und leider hat sich das bestätigt.
Der Spacer ist zu flexibel und die Batterie verliert bei mir immer wieder den Kontakt. Ich werde mal versuchen noch ein dünnes Stückchen Kabelbinder zusätzlich einzulegen.
Den zweiten Spacer, den ich für meine Frau bestellt habe, habe ich deshalb jetzt noch gar nicht ausprobiert.

:uk: I have ordered two spacers for my wife and me and I am not too enthusiastic about them.
I had my first doubts, when I read, that those spacers are made of silicone.
Unfortunately I was correct.
My spacer is too flexible and the battery is losing contact quite often. I will try to fix it by inserting a piece of cable tie in addition.
Due to this experience, I haven’t tried the second spacer for my wife so far.


Mist, das tut mir leid! Bitte kontaktiere Jubatec (rene@jubatec.eu) und gib ihnen Bescheid!!! LG und alles Gute! Silke

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I bought a
Akku für Huawei wie HB5N1H u.a. 1800mAh - ITAX
and I am using it on my FP1 since last 20/03 (third day today).
Up to now it is working with no drawback at all.
The only point I had to face was to find a small “mechanical adapter” given that the HB5N1H is smaller than the original battery. in this “Ver. alpha” I did it cutting a piece of silicone bottle cap as in the picture:


I, too, have finally resorted to buying the HB5N1H battery as a replacement. My partner, who has sculpting skills, attached a simple flat piece of Apoxie Sculpt modeling compound to the bottom of the battery (slightly extending on the right side to prevent any lateral motion). It’s in one piece (the compound is self-hardening and bonded with the plastic on the bottom of the battery) and a nice sturdy fit.
Great to have a reliably performing battery in my phone again.


Der Silikon-Spacer hat sich leider bei mir nicht bewährt. Tatsächlich ist das keine zuverlässige Lösung. Das Silikon ist weich und bei Stößen heben die Kontakte ab, so dass sich das FP ausschaltet. Ganz doof, wenn man das nicht merkt; so ist man stundenlang nicht erreichbar.
Ich habe mir dann einen Akku mit hartem Spacer bestellt und siehe da: es funktioniert perfekt!

The silicone spacer didn’t work well for me. Because of the elastic deformation in case of impacts of the phone, the batterie’s contacts get lifted from the connection to the phone and the phone shuts down immediately. That’s quite bad, if you don’t notice that, so you are not available for hours.


:de: Ich bin auch wieder zu der “schnell und einfach” Variante mit gefalteter Pappe zurückgekehrt. Etwas zu breit, so dass es mit Druck eingepresst werden muss und das hält.

:uk: I returned to the fast and easy solution as well: folded cardboard. Cut a bit wider than needed, so it has to be pushed in applying some pressure, that fixes it.


hi @HermannMeuth !

I wonder how it is going for you and the Huawei HB5N1H 1800mAh battery? Is or was there any overheating? Does it still work?


Update, this battery still working fine 23 May 2018


For convenience: That’s 9 months without issues. :wink:


I bought vhbw hb5n1h battery and it fits mechanically really fine.
A small zip tie at the bottom acts as a spring and keeps the battery where it must be.


The battery gauge is not really working : in general phone shuts off itself without warning at around 50%.
And charging to 100% lasts 1 h only (it looks short to me).

Do you know a way to get a good working battery gauge again ?

I don’t know if the battery reset works the same for generic batteries, but I’d guess it does. You can find the procedure in the #batteryguide or you could try this app.


I have tried the battety calibration via that app, but I cannot say that I see a difference. Of course, this might be caused because of the buggy battery stats in #kitkat.

Thanks, but
Same for me about the battery calibration app ; and procedure from #batteryguide seems without effect in my case.
I just need to remember that “50%” means “0%” in reality.

In looking for one of these Huawei batteries, I’m finding some with a capacity of 3600mAh: does anyone know if these would be fine with the FP1, a good idea or not worth the extra few £s?

Thanks so much :slight_smile:

Takes more specifications to judge, but frankly 80% more capacity than the original FP1 battery almost certainly means that the battery is far too big to fit into the FP1.