|Re: A ?88 about a few flakey Woodstocks ... uh oh!|
Message #5 Posted by erik on 31 Dec 2005, 10:45 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by erik
from my interpretation of the MoHPC battery page, it would seem that a couple of radio shack 23-191 batteriess might work; they are 1.25V/600mAH Ni-Cd Batteries with Tabs, though i'd need em without tabs. what do you think?
update: well, er, uh -- i did a search and saw an earlier thread where the consensus was that a couple of regular AAs would also work, as long as you got the polarity right and didn't use the charger. So, I opened a battery pack, put a couple of AAs in, put em in one of my flakey HP-25s, turned it on, and up came everything right as rain. for a split second. then the LEDs starting acting all screwy. so i turned the calculator off. took out the battery pack, looked at it dumbly, reinsterted it, turned the poor 25 back on and ... nada, nothing, black screen.
maybe i should have gone with the 1.25 nicads instead of the relatively overpowered regular AAs.
Edited: 31 Dec 2005, 11:53 a.m.