[time-nuts] HP-105B Battery Replacement?
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Sep 14 22:08:23 EDT 2016
Yes, I'm recommending Ni-Cad but NOT any acid type.
The lesser of evils is still evil.
-------- Original Message --------
> Hi Brooke,
> sorry I have to disappoint you; Ni-Cd batteries do not use any acid, they have K-OH kalium hidrioxid [potassium
> hydroxide for anglophone ] as electrolyte and they are normally very air-tide, and widely used in radios.
> On 9/14/2016 4:45 PM, Brooke Clarke wrote:
>> Hi Jeremy:
>> It's a very bad idea to put any battery with acid in an enclosure that has electronics since if it vents the acid
>> will etch the PCBs.
>> Guess how I learned this. I got a great price on a Gibbs Frequency Standard because the oven no longer worked.
>> Modern Ni-Cad batteries have much more capacity than older ones and no longer have a memory effect. They are also
>> very easy to charge, so why not just replace the old cells?
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