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Batteries and older photo equpment

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by blahblahblah, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah 12oz Veteran Member

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    Batteries and older photo equpment

    Discussion started by blahblahblah - Feb 14, 2005

    Does anyone know a good place to get mercury batteries in or outside the U.S.? I'm looking for some PX625 (or an equivalent 1.55v mercury battery used in Gossen Luna pro's and Lunasix's) mercury batteries and they are impossible to find. I don't really want to have to buy a converter or have to get my light meter recalibrated to use some other voltage battery that won't last as long.

    Anyone using photo equipment pre 1970 having this same problem?
     
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    blahblahblah - Replied Feb 14, 2005

    I've tried every photo battery site i can find. All they sell are "replacements" for the mercury px625's. When you use those, the voltage has a sort of half life that makes older meters give bad readings from the middle to the end of the batteries life.
     
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    Pfffffffffft - Replied Feb 14, 2005

    its probably your best bet...

    or you could try this..

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    ClueTwo - Replied Feb 14, 2005

    What pfffffft posted is probably on of the better ideas I've seen to replace this common problem..Otherwise, I can get you the zinc-air PX625 but you're going to pay alot more per battery than you would with that idea...

    PM if you need some more info...I gots the hook..
     
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    blahblahblah - Replied Feb 14, 2005

    If I had to do anything like that, I would want to get a converter and use silver oxide. I hear the zinc-air batteries lose alot of voltage in the first couple weeks causing bad readings and they only last about 2 months regardless of use among the other problems they have in the Luna Pro's.
     
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    blahblahblah - Replied Feb 15, 2005

    Ok Ok. First problem solved. Now, i need a manual for a Gossen Variable angle "spot meter" attachment. Any takers?
     
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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Feb 15, 2005

    Clue Tizzle. 12oz's battery king.....
     
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