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[aprssig] Soldering To Coin Batteries

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Sun Oct 21 22:04:20 UTC 2007


I think they're typically spot-welded, not soldered.  At least, they had 
battery tab spot welders on display at the show I was just at.

Just buy one with solder tabs - they're about a buck at Digi-Key:

http://rocky.digikey.com/WebLib/Panasonic/Web%20Photos/New%20Photos/CR2032-1F4.jpg
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?name=P245-ND

Scott
N1VG


Ray McKnight wrote:
> I need to replace the backup battery in my PK-232MBX.
> 
> The battery has leads which solder to the circuit board although
> 
> It’s a standard CR2032 lithium.  Am I at risk of the battery exploding
> 
> Or something if I solder leads on the new battery?  Suggestions?
> I see no other easy way around this, but from the price RatShack charges
> for them I don’t want to ruin it in the process.
> 
>  
> 
> 73’s
> 
> Ray - WB3ABN
> 
> Kingston, WA
> 
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