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PP6.

Post by malcscott » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 pm

Hi, are PP6 batteries still available anywhere?? :aaq

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by Michael Watterson » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:16 pm

yes
http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_pp6.htm

Actually Maplin sells PP9 at about that price so not too horrific.

Also try Amazon.com and google with US part numbers!
Energizer 246
Neda 1602

But cheaper to make your own with 6 x Alkaline AAA (or 5 x AA will fit if soldered and whatever it is will work 5V to 7.6V). Not sure if a 2 x 3 layout 6 x AAA holder fits 34 x 36 mm x 70mm, but seems plausible. One I've not "done" yet.

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by malcscott » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:24 pm

Blimey, they are not cheap. Over £1 a volt !! Do you have a scan of a PP6 ?

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by Michael Watterson » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:46 pm

I do indeed. But I will fix the size etc and print in B&W on the laser printer to verify. Also I will compare with Official dimensions from Energizer and old Ever Ready size published by Home Radio.

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by malcscott » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:17 pm

There is very little room inside the set. It is a 1960,s Binatone CTR620 clock radio. The mechanical clock works fine and with a PP3 fitted i can pick up a couple of weak stations up. There is a exact set on ebay at the moment under the Bambino brand.

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by Michael Watterson » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Save, don't print from browser.
Print 100% size 150dpi
edges of image are 153 x 137 mm (6" x 5.4") approx.

pp6_card_colour.jpg


Maplin would like about 13 Euro for a PP9 or a 996 here. I can get Eveready 996 3.50 to 4.00 and some brand I never heard of for €2 a Cheap source of "F" cells. Though I was amazed my Decca Transistor set takes 2 x 996 native!
The PP9's I refill with 6 x AA Alkaline.

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by malcscott » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Thank you.

 
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Re: PP6.

Post by Russell W. Barnes » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:23 am

CPC do them in alkaline (just spotted them yesterday!), but they're nearly nine quid a pop!

Here's a link for the money-bags out there...
http://cpc.farnell.com/univercell/db808 ... dp/BT05680


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