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Old 03 June 2010, 05:58   #1
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Standard Horizon HX350 Replacement Battery.

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I seem to remember that there are some dealers in the US who will supply a more powerful set of NiCad's for about $100 ...

Many of the NiCad packs are "simply" 4 or 5 NiCad batteries soldered together inside a shrink wrapped plastic holder - and you can buy replacement NiCad's of the same or higher capacity from Maplin/ RS/ Farnell much more cheaply !
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Old 04 June 2010, 11:37   #3
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Many of the NiCad packs are "simply" 4 or 5 NiCad batteries soldered together inside a shrink wrapped plastic holder
Make that "just about all".

I pretty much stay away from NiCad batteries unless I absolutely can't avoid them. I hate the memory effect they develop after you recharge without running them dry.

If you can get the battery pack apart and see how it's constructed, you can *usually* substitute NiMH cells for the NiCad cells directly with just a slight loss of charged voltage, a slight gain in endurance (except for shelf life), and little to no effect when charging.

Or, you can purchase a replacement battery and be done with it.

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Standard Horizon HX350S Replacement Battery

Mollers,

Unfortunately the CNB350 battery is no longer available from Standard Horizon.

Please contact the NiCd Lady to rebuild your NiCd battery for your HX350S.

http://www.nicdladyonline.com/rebuilding/standard.html

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Old 05 June 2010, 15:30   #5
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Mollers,

Unfortunately the CNB350 battery is no longer available from Standard Horizon.

Please contact the NiCd Lady to rebuild your NiCd battery for your HX350S.

http://www.nicdladyonline.com/rebuilding/standard.html

TOLL FREE ORDERING 1-800-906-NiCd (6423)
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R. Jason Kennedy
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If you can get the battery pack apart and see how it's constructed, you can *usually* substitute NiMH cells for the NiCad cells directly with just a slight loss of charged voltage, a slight gain in endurance (except for shelf life), and little to no effect when charging.


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As a replacement is no longer available, I've pulled it apart. Easy job, cheers JY.
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Soldering the replacements together and getting them back in the casing was a pain. Appears to be holding up well now.
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Great - glad to hear it !

I presume you substituted the old shrink wrap cover for some electrical insulating tape (i.e. we need the radio repair pictures here !) ?
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Great - glad to hear it !

I presume you substituted the old shrink wrap cover for some electrical insulating tape (i.e. we need the radio repair pictures here !) ?
No room, even the thin celophane shrink wrap on the new batteries had to come off.
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Any hints on how you got the battery apart would be appreciated.

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