Anyone have a line on batteries...

Scanning steven.alan.canning at
Sat Feb 7 22:46:32 CST 2009

Local store ( Ford Electronics, Southern CA ) has " D " size rechargeable
batteries with tabs spot welded on either end, 4.5 AmpHour for $10 .
Shipping might be a deal breaker... I've used the " C " and " AA " sizes to
replace dead cells in battery packs by solder the new tabs to the old tabs
of  the cells surgically removed.

Best regards, Steven

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From: "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at>
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Subject: Re: Anyone have a line on batteries for the NLS

> > >I've never seen single cells,  but we did have some 4V units which were
> > > only two cells.
> >
> > Gates was a major provider of the single 2V cell in the "D" size with
> > on one end.
> Yeah,  I'd remembered that a bit later on...
> My stint in the battery retail store biz went from January of 1993 to
> of 1995,  so I'm a bit fuzzy about recalling some of those details these
> days.  :-)
> > NLS used three of them but a 6V monolythic battery with the same outer
> > dimensions will also work fine as the tabs soldered to the rear board
> > mounting and to create a series connection.
> The ones they make with multiple cells in a plastic case have a flat top
> that's rectangular in cross-section and that might be an issue,  depending
> the housing.  A quick google gets me to this page:
> where there's a picture of one,  what they're calling a "0819-0012 6v
> Cyclon Lead Acid Battery".  Not a bad price at $15.70,  either,  if it'll
> fit.  The individual D sized cells are here:
> at $7.90 each,  not terrific but not too terrible either.
> > The only reason batteries are needed to run the NLS is the charger is
> > too small run run it directly.
> Interesting...

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