NiCd battery replacement in vintage computers
Maciej W. Rozycki
macro at linux-mips.org
Sat Feb 6 19:31:59 CST 2016
On Sat, 6 Feb 2016, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> > I see all the talk about NiCd cells--does no one use NiMH nowadays?
> > Why go with the toxics?
> Voltage? Recharging circuits? Current sinking capacity. It's not
> always a 1:1 mapping.
Sure, but does it really matter in a typical battery-backed-up RAM or RTC
application seen in computers? I swapped the dead original NiCd pack for
a compatible NiMH one in my DECstation 2100 some half a year ago and the
machine seems rather happy about the replacement.
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