I haven't got the faintest idea what batteries they are, but if they're not
a common variety you could try http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/ - I
got those awkward-to-find batteries in Macs from there.
OK - I've fitted the new NiCads (2 x 1.2V) but the batteries that came
off the board were 2 x 3V Lithium batteries.
The SI lights have now reset but the the OBC is behaving oddly - I can
set it but it loses its memory when the ignition is off . It started
displaying PPPP so I reset it and now it just displays UHR.
Do I need to:
a)Replace the SI batteries with the 3V lithiums that were there or
b) get a new OBC?
Use the correct batteries. Lithium are actually 3.6 volts per cell rather
than the 1.2 volts of a fully charged Ni-Cad, so I'd say the memory isn't
getting enough back up volts. Also Ni-Cads are rechargeable and don't
actually hold their charge very long unless being re-charged, so even if
they had worked you'd have problems a few months down the line. Lithium
are high capacity *non* rechargeable which *should* have a long life in
*Indian Driver - Smoke signals only*
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
If I recall correctly this is a 1985 535i so there is no chance that the SI
board was originally fitted with Lithium Ion batteries because there was no
such thing in 1985.
Ni Cads are the proper batteries for this board so whoever put the
rechargeable lithium batteries on it may have damaged the electronics.
Sorry - should have mentioned that the SI board must have been replaced
as it had a date of 1994 on the back when I took it apart.
I'll put the 3v lithium's back - it'll be easy now I've soldered wires
on and have the batteries in a seperate holder!
On 4 Jan 2007 08:02:51 -0800, " email@example.com"
The NiCads are indeed the correct batteries for this unless the SI
board is one of the aftermarket replacements. You could replace them
with the Lithium cells since it worked before but without knowing for
sure... The UHR is GERMAN. Change it back to English and it will be
fine. I don't remember how to do it right at the moment but I'm sure
someone will remind me...
On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 21:17:13 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yeah, really. You don't know what a troll really is. In your fevered
imagination it's just a label that you want to tag on someone who
disagrees with you. You're a nutjob, as anyone with half a brain and
access to a search engine can verify for himself.
However, I don't have a dog in the fight you have with others, so I'll
bow out and just continue to be entertained by all your calling the
police and lawyers on each other, and your writing of endless "blogs"
that conclusively prove whatever pathetic point it is you're trying to
Usenet kooks are entertaining, but it's not wise to engage them
directly. It's a fundamental Usenet lesson that I had temporarily
overlooked. I'm sorry.
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