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Reproduction Batteries

Post by Radiomobile » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:32 pm

There seems to be quite a demand for good quality reproductions.

This one for an AD35 is good but seems expensive

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Low-Tension-M ... 0759595528

Does anyone know of companies offering reproduction batteries?

 
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Michael Watterson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:40 pm

The Batterymaker in USA. A couple of other US people for US types. Not cheap. Also I doubt they are any of them really viable "businesses". Not enough demand.

I must say I'm tempted at those prices, but for the labour and materials it's not going to be a viable "day" job even at those prices.

Mine have improved in quality and I have done
AD35
AD28
AD3
AD4
AD14
AD32
B101
B103
B104 (45V)
B107
B114
B141
B136
B135
B137
B127
B101
B126
PP7
PP9
Pertrix 78 (90V)
DEAC 3.5


Shortly
AD31 (larger 7.5)
B129 (85.5)
B148
AD43
AD39
Portable 61

 
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Terrykc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:48 pm

I wonder how much his 90V HT battery went for ...?

At nearly £30 a time for an AD35, I'm sure you could knock up a couple in an evening, Michael ...!

 
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Michael Watterson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:20 pm

It's certainly a thought. I was made redundant. I could do it during daylight. :D

 
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by rob t » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:35 pm

how much did he get for the ht one?
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Radiomobile » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:46 pm

rob t wrote:how much did he get for the ht one?
rob t


£15.00 for the HT - which was the start price.

The fight was only over the AD35

 
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Michael Watterson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:12 pm

I think < £10 is more like the price if people thought there was a regular supply.

Curiously the description of the AD35 was wrong and also it looked like it only took small cells. My AD35 uses a pair of matched "D" cells in Parallel. Two in Series doesn't work!

“Works by plugging in 2x 1 1/2 volt batteries in series. Imitates the old 1 1/2v low tension battery ”
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Re: Reproduction Batteries

Post by Terrykc » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:28 pm

Yes - a couple of AAs I reckon, with a lump of wood to give it a bit weght!

Michael Watterson wrote:I think < £10 is more like the price if people thought there was a regular supply

I wasn't thinking of flooding a market, Michael!

Just the odd one every now and again ...


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