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Old 15 December 2007, 11:43   #1
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Question Will this battery also leak? (pic inside)

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I bought a brand new (!) SOYO 486 isa/pci motherboard about a month ago... I plan to build a nice 486 machine, and cram it with all the cool old cards... but, I see that instead of a coin battery, it has a battery similar to those in amigas! but it is also 1/3 of the size... it looks super clean now, in fact it looks brand new... but will this battery also leak? I suspect it will, but since it is different I thought I would ask...



the battery's markings are: 096 . nothing else...
under it there is the silkscreening of a coin-battery-holder.... perhaps I can just solder one there?
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Old 15 December 2007, 16:15   #2
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it will leak too
replace it with holder
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Old 15 December 2007, 16:22   #3
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thanks chain!
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Old 15 December 2007, 17:03   #4
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What'd you do to it ker? Looks white as snow clean.
Cleaner than my Amiga I've ejaculated all over...
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Old 15 December 2007, 18:03   #5
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What'd you do to it ker? Looks white as snow clean.
Cleaner than my Amiga I've ejaculated all over...
it looks like that because it is BRAND NEW. all these years, noone used it.
...unlike your amigas....

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Old 15 December 2007, 18:08   #6
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AFAIA: All batteries will leak eventually. The coin types are better because they are easier to replace.
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One of my RiscPC's has a leaky coin battery. Sadly it's soldered to the mobo.

At least a temp fix until I track down a replacement is a good clean & friend superglue round the seal.
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BRAND NEW
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all these years
You do realise, that these, kind of, like, exlude each other?
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Old 15 December 2007, 18:46   #8
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why? it is brand new, it does not mean that it was manufactured yesterday! noone opened it, or used it. all these years. really.
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Send it to me, I'll check it, and return in the nearest century. Honest!
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Old 16 December 2007, 03:51   #10
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The coin battery on my Apollo 1240 leaked badly and had to be ripped off.

I doubt that one will leak on that mobo, maybe in 10 years time or something. If you want to can always solder on a coin battery holder as its only 3 solder points. Its also useful as you can replace the coin batteries easily when they eventually leak (in like 20 years time).
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Old 16 December 2007, 04:00   #11
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had the same problem with my apollo 060, it got that bad with leak and damn that it lifted tracks from the board.....

I sent it to JJB in the end to get fixed and now its back up and running yummy!!!
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I didn't realise the coin-type batteries on the Apollo's leak.. Lucky mine didn't as it was unused for a few years.
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That is NiMH instead if NiCd. You can tell by the green jacket.

NiMH cells are not as prone to leaking and memory effect as NiCd's are, but if you want to play the paranoia game, then don't use it.

I have usually replaced Amiga batteries with NiMH barrels, like you have there on this "new" motherboard, or cordless phone NiMH packs of 3.6V (three cells like are in those barrels).

I haven't voiced this opinion around here, since everyone is so bent on the coin battery mod's superiority and I am not interested in hearing anyone's opinion for/against NiMH cells. :-)

Your mileage will vary, perhaps it will leak, perhaps not. I have yet to see a NiMH cell that did, unless someone hit it with a hammer, overcharged it or short circuited it.. (basically misuse)
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I always just rip the batteries off. I really don't need my Amiga to be able to tell the time.
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I enjoy being able to date my files. If only for nostalgy purposes several years down the line. :-)
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That is NiMH instead if NiCd. You can tell by the green jacket.

NiMH cells are not as prone to leaking and memory effect as NiCd's are, but if you want to play the paranoia game, then don't use it.

I have usually replaced Amiga batteries with NiMH barrels, like you have there on this "new" motherboard, or cordless phone NiMH packs of 3.6V (three cells like are in those barrels).

I've used them in the AA size, and mounted them in a jacket away from the mobo. Cheap, and easy to replace...

I am also a NiMH fanboi...
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