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Batteries and older photo equpment

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

  1. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2001 Messages: 5,527 Likes Received: 0
    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?
     
  2. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

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  3. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

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    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.
     
  4. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

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    its probably your best bet...

    or you could try this..

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  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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  6. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

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    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..
     
  7. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

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    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.
     
  8. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

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

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Clue Tizzle. 12oz's battery king.....
     
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