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$80 for a new battery pack. $25 to build your own. Plus bragging rights!!!
remove the six screws that hold the pack together carefully pull apart the two halves take notes as to where things are and how they go back together ...
carefully pull the battery pack out of the holder
as you pull the battery "pack" apart take pictures and draw pictures of how the 12 batteries are packed and connected so tightly
Google 1.2v subC batteries (1.2 * 12 = 14.4) find your best price for 12 batteries when you place your order make sure you have measured your battery ...
you will notice after folding and unfolding the string of batters that the 12 batteries are wired in series pos-to-neg, neg-to-pos and so on use the gummy insulator that you pried away ...
the battery tabs, as you can see, need to be flexible one very good source of material for making battery tabs is an old computer cable with an ...
when your new batteries arrive, flux and tin both ends with solder use a small iron with a nice large flat head do not hold the iron on ...
arrange your new batteries on one of your template drawings solder your homemade battery tabs to the batteries following your diagram for the bottom view slowly, not overheating ...
steady read light means all is good and the battery pack is charging if you end up not calling the fire department take yourself out for a beer ...
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