josefcub at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 20:02:13 CDT 2006
On 8/29/06, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> There's some problem that the original cells in the computer were 1.35V
> mercury cells. The replacements (alkaline cells) are closer to 1.5V. I
> know some (all?) PC1211s do odd things if given 4 alkaline cells. A
> silicon diode in series with one of the battery conenctions generally
> fixes that.
There's a solution to the mercury battery issue. My 35 year-old Canon
35mm SLR camera requires PX625 mercury cells. Today, since they're
illegal in the US from what I understand, there exists what's called
the 'Wein cell'. 1.35V zinc-air battery.
Of course I don't know exactly what the PC-1211 requires, but it's a thought.
"I laugh because I dare not cry. This is a crazy world
and the only way to enjoy it is to treat it as a joke."
-- Hilda "Sharpie" Burroughs,
"The Number of the Beast" by Robert A. Heinlein
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