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Re: [Yaesu] Battery current draw in an old FT-980

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Battery current draw in an old FT-980
From: "Keith Dutson" <kdutson@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 13:01:37 -0500
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I have an atomic wall clock that uses two AA batteries.  I put in two of the
Energizer Lithium batteries and the clock is still running after 6 years.
Those batteries read between 1.8 and 1.6 volts in normal use.  Once they
fall to 1.5, they usually are gone within a month or so.

73, Keith NM5G

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On Behalf Of Ron Youvan
Sent: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:38 AM
To: y <yaesu@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Battery current draw in an old FT-980

    Dave K4JRB Thompson wrote:

> I have an old FT-980 that uses 2 AA batteries (3VDC) to back up the
memories. I am looking at options and need an idea of what the current draw
is.  I suspect it is very low.  I have two options other than the AA
batteries...a 3 Vdc wall transformer and a 3V battery used in a game boy.

   I don't see a question in there, but I would investigate the expensive
high energy lithium cells (in the AA form factor) that put out 1.50 Volts, a
pair should last for years.
   Ron  KA4INM - Youvan's corollary:
                 Every action results in unwanted side effects.
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