> Although it's 10 years old it works OK and is built like a tank which is
> why I
> would like to replace the long expired detachable NiCad battery pack which
> is no
> longer available as a spare part (model BP-052).
> The problem is that the battery pack is also built like a tank and there
> is no
> obvious way of pulling it apart. There are no screws, glue or weld lines.
> Has anyone tried surgery on one of these? There's no heavy or light end so
> don't know where to start.
> The original battery spec was 7.2v, 950mAh.
** Means there are 6 AA " high capacity" cells inside.
WES may have some Sanyo KR900 cells available - but they will be old stock.
Replacement with NiMHs is the way to go - capacity will then be 2000mAh or
more - check the old cells for height, it may be critical to get
replacements that are no taller.
> There's a captive attachment screw that runs through the middle of the
> pack from
> bottom to top slightly offset to one side, so I'm assuming that it fits in
> gap between 4 of the 6 (?) batteries arranged vertically inside.
** Cut the damn thing open round the middle - use a hack saw if necessary.
Bind it back together with some 3M Strapping Tape - like normal tape but
thicker and with fibreglass strands.