[TenTec] Paragon II Memory Back-up
Phil Chambley, Sr.
k4dpk at comcast.net
Sun Aug 7 16:10:25 EDT 2005
I'm don't think it's as simple as changing a battery. There is no battery
on the logic board that I can find. It appears to be internal to the chip.
That's why I asked whether anyone had experience with powering up one of the
uPC pins to replace a dead cell, by rigging an outboard battery. Otherwise,
it seems to me the uPC would need replacement.
Mine is still OK, too, Bob. But according to the manual, the expected life
of the "microprocessor's internal power cell" is about up.
Maybe I'm missing something here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX" <RMcGraw at Blomand.Net>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon II Memory Back-up
> Then what? The battery dies, the memory locations and data contained
> there-in is lost and the unit returns to factory ROM settings as though a
> master reset has been done. My Paragon II is about 10 years old and has
> original battery.
> If you are concerned, replace the battery. Of course, when you remove the
> battery the current data will be lost. So either way, you're gonna loose
> data. This is no different than any other device using a microprocessor
> with battery RAM data back-up technique.
> Bob, K4TAX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Phil Chambley Sr" <k4dpk at comcast.net>
> To: <tentec at contesting.com>
> Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:47 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] Paragon II Memory Back-up
> > Greetings List:
> > I'm interested in whether anyone has had a Paragon II long enough for
> > processor power cell to expire.
> > Paragraph 2-8.2 in the manual states:
> > "The microprocessor's internal power cell is rated for a life of 8-10
> > years."
> > Then what? Electronic Alzheimer's?
> > Is there a pin on the uProcessor where another battery might be
> > (Haven't looked)
> > My P-II just had its tenth birthday.
> > Phil Chambley, Sr.
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