[sdiy] Nicad->NiMH

Barry Klein barryklein at cox.net
Mon Jun 27 17:58:28 CEST 2016

The reason to replace the old battery is that as it gets old it can corrode surrounding traces on the board. Here a guy replaces it with a lithium: http://www.butoba.net/homepage/ms6.html

You can still get 100-140 mA nicads but why risk the trace damage?

> On Jun 26, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Joel B <onephatcat at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Anyone see a problem replacing the Varta 3.6v 100mAh NiCad from the 80s with present-day Varta 3.6v 140mah rechargable in a Cheetah MS6? The websites I can find on these synths show how to disable the charging mechanism and install non-rechargable.
> Seems like a waste since the factory installed rechargeable lasted almost 30 years, to switch to non rechargeable and the battery mfg still is operating...
> Joel
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