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[aprssig] Kam back-up battery

Robbie - WA9INF mwrobertson at comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 17:20:36 UTC 2004


Hi Glenn

Of course it is doable, I do things like that all the time and I am the 
only one that knows what the innards of my equipment look like anyhow, <g>

I would caution you on one thing however, don't ruin the battery with 
too much heat.. Can you no find a "holder" from something else or at 
least maybe another battery/holder of same value?

If you feel you won't waste the battery, go for it.. Wrap it up and enjoy..

Robbie


Glenn Wiebe wrote:
> Several weeks ago I posted a message saying that I had ruined my Kam 
> while in the process of removing the battery. The springy thingy that 
> holds the BR2032 battery in place in its holder is(was) very stiff and I 
> bust it. The battery holder is mounted on the enhancement board. As it 
> turns out the Kam is OK (whew) but of course I have no bu battery. The 
> holder is not repairable and should I be able to get a replacement unit 
> I will not try to replace it on the pc board- one scare is enough. If 
> and when I get a replacement holder it is my intention to solder a pair 
> of fine insulated wires to it and tack the other ends to the appropriate 
> points on the pc board. The holder/battery will be wrapped in electrical 
> tape and laid at a convenient place in the Kam. Does this sound doable 
> and a good game plan?
> 
> 73 de Glenn...VE4GN
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