1.5 volt batteries

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Mojtaba, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Mojtaba

    Mojtaba Guest

    The instruction for the new (old) Chinon which I bought on Ebay
    specifies the following for battery:
    1.5V G-13 type silver oxide batteries (Eveready S-76 or equivalent)
    Before knowing about this and immediatly after collectiong of the
    camera I was in a photo shop and asked if they had batteries for the
    camera. The salesman put three Panasonic LR 44 batteries in the
    camera. Is this battery the right choice?

    Mojtaba, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Mojtaba

    me Guest

    I can't quite see the package from here. Does it say silver oxide? If so
    then yes. If not then no.
    me, Oct 26, 2004
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  3. Mojtaba

    Magnus W Guest

    They are the same. This battery is also called V357 (and a number of other
    things depending on manufacturer).
    Magnus W, Oct 26, 2004
  4. Mojtaba

    ColynG© Guest

    If I recall the lr44 cells are alkaline. They will work but they start
    to lose voltage as soon as you use the camera meter thus causing
    exposure error. Silver cells hold their voltage to the end then drop

    Use the s76 or 357 cells..

    Colyn Goodson
    ColynG©, Oct 26, 2004
  5. Mojtaba

    me Guest

    You quite are correct Colyn.
    me, Oct 27, 2004
  6. No, LR44 are Alkaline which start at 1.5 but right away start to drop off,
    resulting in exposure error. Sliver oxide are like the (now banned) mercury
    batteries in that they have a flat voltage, then sharply drop off when the
    battery is dead.

    The salesman is probably only familliar with post-1980 cameras which were
    built with voltage regulators or zener diodes to allow for cheaper alkaline
    batteries. Get real S76 batteries.
    Dominic Richens, Oct 27, 2004
  7. Mojtaba

    Mojtaba Guest

    Thank you every body for your great help

    Mojtaba, Oct 28, 2004
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