Sony Sidecar Compatibility

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Battery: LIP-12

Models: MZ-R2


Battery: LIP-12

Models: MZ-R3


Battery: 2x AA

Models: MZ-R30, MZ-R50


Battery: 2x AA

Models: MZ-R55


Battery: 1x AA

Models: MZ-E44/E45, MZ-E75, MZ-E80


Battery: 1x AA

Models: MZ-N10


Battery: 1x AA

Models: MZ-RH10

Model Number Unknown

Most late era devices shipped with this battery case. Most devices come with a basic sidecar. Some ship with a sidecar that has a DC Charge port. There seem to be at least two versions of it, one rated for 1.5v in (MZ-E900), and the other for 3v in(MZ-N10). Using a charger with this sidecar may cause issues with some devices they didn't ship with. Manual specifies multiple times they are only intended for use with their matching device.

Battery: 1x AA

Models (Sony): MZ-E30, MZ-E50, MZ-E70, MZ-E77, MZ-E500, MZ-E720, MZ-E730 MZ-EH50, MZ-EH70, MZ-EH930 MZ-R90, MZ-R91, MZ-R900, MZ-R909, MZ-R910 MZ-N710, MZ-NE810, MZ-N910, MZ-N920, MZ-N1 MZ-NF810, MZ-NH900, and several others - practically all MDLP and Hi-MD players.

Models (AIWA): AM-NX1

The sidecar itself also houses a 1000uF capacitor in-line with the terminals, which is speculated to help reduce battery-related spontaneous shutdowns while jostling the device, such as while exercising or dancing.

Content Adapted From: NeoG_'s Reddit Post

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