Battery life on Eberline SK-1 "Clicker" unit
- Hi Folks!!!
Just got back from a very enjoyable outing that was nearly ruined
by a bad battery..
At the momemt, my favorite collecting instrument is the Eberline
E120 with the 210-T probe and SK-1 "clicker" unit..
After getting to the quarry, it seemed that the audio output of the
Eberline was way down. When I closed in on some good, hot samples,
the ausio was not up to "par", giving me mediocre audio clicks,
definitely not the loud, rapid-fire strong ausio I should have heard.
After getting the unit back to the shop, I confirmed that the NEDA
220/Eveready No. 504 15 volt battery was a puny 12 volts. That
battery had only served me for about 30 hours. The SK-1 works great
with the new battery!
Apparently, I've accelerated the demise of it due to the high
background areas I collect in...
My suggestion is to wrap a spare battery in plastic, and tape it
into the inside of the E-120 case, so it can be replaced in the field.
I think I'll carry a spare of each battery with me from here on
Best Regards!!! -Tom
- Hello to all.
After having acquired a couple of SK-1 units, I needed batteries to
run them. Locally, the battery store wanted over $6.00 apiece for
them. Acting on a tip from Ken Lamson, I got 15 V replacement
batteries from Radio Shack on line (http://www.radioshack.com) for
$2.00 apiece, and shipping was only another $2.00. These batteries
are a direct replacement of the NEDA 220/ Eveready 504, and have the
#220A. They are a super alkaline battery, and work great. Thanks,
--- In CDV700CLUB@egroups.com, silvermoon@m... wrote:
> Hi Folks!!!
> Just got back from a very enjoyable outing that was nearly ruined
> by a bad battery..
> After getting the unit back to the shop, I confirmed that the
> 220/Eveready No. 504 15 volt battery was a puny 12 volts. That
> battery had only served me for about 30 hours. The SK-1 works great
> with the new battery!
> Best Regards!!! -Tom