[time-nuts] HP-105B Battery Replacement?

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Wed Sep 14 22:08:23 EDT 2016

Hi Alex:

Yes, I'm recommending Ni-Cad but NOT any acid type.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
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.
> 73
> Alex
> 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.
>> http://prc68.com/I/office_equip.html
>> 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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