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    Default pipehorn MD 100 battries

    can you still get the old dry cells for the early MD 100 pipehorns ?

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    Default Re: pipehorn MD 100 battries

    For those very old MD100 high frequency transmitters, you can still find the Eveready 266 Batteries at Batteries Plus and RadioShack. You could also send the transmitter to us and we can convert it to a AA battery pack. However, with the new Pipehorn 800s available not many people choose to do that!


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    Default Re: pipehorn MD 100 battries

    thanks i may do that i have 16 old ones

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    Default Re: pipehorn MD 100 battries

    I still buy a 266 battery every now and then.

    What I did with my model 100, was take 4 or 5 regular 9 volt batteries, bundle them together, then connect them all in parallel and use the top off of an old 266 battery for the snap tabs. I have a AA battery pack I made for mine, but I can get 9volts in bulk for free from the company, so thats what I use, and they last a while. My old model 100 is still kicking, its an old one too, the serial number starts with a 2 and it only 4 digits long.

    As far as batteriesplus, i don't buy anything from them. The local franchise owner here acts like a prick and is hard to deal with. One of his batteries fried my laptop one day and he claimed it was my computer not the battery. While I was there arguing with him, 3 other people came in with the same problem, and yes, they had the same model of battery that I had.

    You can also check industrial suppliers like grainger, MSC and other that might still carry specialty batteries like the 266. There are also lots of online retailers that offer odd and hard to find batteries much cheaper than RadioShack or batteriesplus....
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