Batteries for Spotmatic F


Stephen

Link Posted 03/07/2002 - 19:53
While searching the internet and magasines for batteries for my older Spotmatics I have come across PX625's for a much cheaper than normal price (less than 1 each as opposed to 5+) - the cells in question are made by Panasonic but I note that they are rated at 1.5v. The cells that I currently use in the Spotmatic F are only rated at 1.35v, but are designated as PX625.

Any views on using the 1.5v rated cells? Has anybody tried them?
Stephen

johnriley

Link Posted 03/07/2002 - 22:59
I understand that it is very important to use the correct 1.35v cells to avoid inaccurate meter readings and possibly damage to the meter circuit.
Best regards, John

Anonymous

Link Posted 24/11/2002 - 19:14
The Spotty F can handle a voltage different from it's specified 1.3 volts.
It has an electrical bridge circuit in it's power/metering circuit, and can function quite well with a 1.5 VDC battery, such as the Varta V 625 U Alkaline battery, which has been made to fit the battery compartment on the F perfectly.
This is not true of other Spotmatics, but it is of the F...

Keith Whaley
CA - USA
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