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Old 14 February 2014, 17:03   #1
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PLB Battery Replacement - worth it?

I have a McMurdo Fastfind 210 that is approaching the end of it's five year battery life. (Where did the time go? ) Anyway - what are our thoughts on replacing PLB batteries?

Do the costs stack up?
Would you even KEEP a unit for 10 years?
Any cool deals out there?

PS: I love my PLB, we go EVERYWHERE together
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Old 14 February 2014, 17:14   #2
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Apparently the five year life span is conservative. Are you able to change the battery yourself? Think they were about 75 on eBay. Make sure you get the gasket too, I guess? Or try these people: Sartech - Specialists in Search and Rescue Technology
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Apparently the five year life span is conservative. Are you able to change the battery yourself?
So I believe - the paperwork suggests an expiry of 1/2015, even though that's at least eight months beyond my five year ownership. I'm VERY capable of changing the battery, it's the wondering if it all works afterwards that bothers me, maybe the IP rating I leave it with...

I'm undecided, 75 seems like a lot for a battery. Better sunk in a new unit? Can't decide!

Thanks for the link!
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your questions answered! lol...

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your questions answered! lol...
Yeah, hearing you!
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Personally I'd give it a go, what could possibly go wrong?
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Personally I'd give it a go, what could possibly go wrong?
Failed activation - MOB - of the west coast of Ireland with fading light in a force 7 !
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You paint such a lovely safe picture!!

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Forgot the Sharks and you just dropped that bottle of Jura Superstition!
Surely those two cancel each other out....
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