[vcf-midatlantic] NiCad coin cells?

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 15:34:37 EDT 2018

Could you use a super capacitor instead of the NiCds for the clock battery?

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I'm busy resurrecting a Toshiba T100SE. Unfortunately I've found the
> Ni-Cads to all be
> dead, The main battery pack is a 7.2v 1700mHA pack (6x1.2v) and then
> there's a RTC
> backup battery which is made up of Ni-Cad coin cells (2.4v, 4x1.2v but
> made up of 4
> cells). Anyway I can fudge it with a couple of AA Ni-Cads I have. This is
> just to make
> sure it starts up the Intelligent power supply is very picky about the
> batteries. I
> currently have a kludge battery pack of AA Ni-Cads (with twice the mAH -
> hehe) and I'll
> build a temporary RTC battery out of 2 AA Ni-Cads.
> So my questions are:
> - Does anyone have any recommendations for building (or rebuilding)
> the battery pack?
> - Any recommendations on the coin cell part?
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