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[DPRG] System down

Subject: [DPRG] System down
From: Earl Bollinger earlwbollinger at attbi.com
Date: Mon Dec 2 20:48:01 CST 2002

I used to simply replace the old lithium battery with a four cell alkaline
Just cut off the wires from the lithium pack (so you can reuse the
connector) and splice them into the the new four cell pack.
The cost savings difference is spectacular. Plus all the old lithium packs
have passed their shelf life ratings now anyway.
Tanner's had a bunch of four cell packs made up just for this purpose too.

You can get a year or two out of the alkaline pack, then just put in fresh

-----Original Message-----
>From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org]On Behalf
Of Cynthia M. Rivers
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 7:12 PM
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: [DPRG] System down

Does anyone know of a local retailer for a Dallas Semiconductor DS1260-100
lithium battery?  My home automation computer (an old 386/33) is down!  The
bios memory backup battery finally died.  Not bad for a battery with a date
code of 8925...

It's an interesting battery...  plugs into a 16-pin DIP socket and can be
put into standby mode at the factory.  Won't start current output until it
first sees Vcc externally.

If anyone has one laying around collecting dust, let me know.


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