[volt-nuts] Wanted - UK source of a replacement battery (type LX 1634) for HP 3457A 6.5 digit multimeter

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jan 24 16:24:02 EST 2016

In message <CANX10hADbw1u9eJC8_ZgsK94k8Az8vzG4oSe+XnGfWRALi0B0w at mail.gmail.com>
, "Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd)" writes:

>Opening the meter up, I see the PCB shows "BT 601". There's no name on the
>battery I can see, but the type number of LX 1634. The voltage measured on
>my 4.5 digit handheld DVM is 3.03 V. Googling around

My guess is that this is a 3.6V Lithium-Thionyl battery, and if it is
only 3.03V now, you're very likely tethering right on the brink.

The most reputable vendor in this space is Tadiran, and they charge

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