|I think I may havee literally blown it|
Message #1 Posted by Matt Agajanian on 21 May 2012, 7:59 p.m.
Today, I just got an Excellent condition 28S. In installing new batteries into the calc, I tried Enercell 23A batteries. They looked N size so, I though, with the way batteries are labelled nowadays, I thought 23A was Enercell's size name for N cells. What did I know?
Anyway, yes, I did install these in the 28S and tried to turn the calc on. But, no go.
I then called RS, Radio Shack, to ask if 23A was the same as N. OH No they're not and N cells are called just that. Afterwards, I looked and each 23A cell is 12V. Could I have fried the 28S accidentally? Can my 28S be fixed?
In all honesty, with the 15C, I became introduced to the fact the same battery is given different size names from various manufacturers. This idea has stuck with me for over 25 years. So, I thought that Enercell's 23A battery was their size/voltage name for N cells. So, perhaps it's my naiivete which contributed to harming my 28S.
Edited: 21 May 2012, 9:36 p.m. after one or more responses were posted