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    Default where to get mercury battery?

    anyone knows where to get a 5.6v mercury battery (Eveready E164 or equivalent)?
    thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettypettythieve View Post
    anyone knows where to get a 5.6v mercury battery (Eveready E164 or equivalent)?
    thanks in advance!
    According to an inquiry I made with NEA, mercury batteries are outlawed in Singapore. So there is probably no _legal_ way to get it.

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    mercury is class 8 (corrosive) cargo.. even lithium ion batts are now having problem being imported from overseas

    what is the batt used for? first time i've heard of mercury batts..
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    Why mercury? any special reason? I'm just curious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubertsg View Post
    Why mercury? any special reason? I'm just curious!
    Mercury batteries have good performance, low self-discharge, and most importantly very stable voltage. A lot of older cameras use 1.35V mercury cells for their meters.

    5.6V battery sounds like an A-series Canon SLR - rather high voltage as low voltage digital logic was in its infancy back then.

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    yeah ive a couple of old rangefinders that require 5.6 mercury battery...

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    Default Re: where to get mercury battery?

    hi, you may try Unicell International at SimLim Square ( second level ). They should have some of the stuff you are looking for. They manufacture battery cells.

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    http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...batteries.html

    There are some safe, alkaline or voltage regulated substitutes for the old mercury batteries.

    My Canon A-1 uses alkaline PX28 substitutes (6V), no problem
    Last edited by sloth; 29th January 2008 at 10:59 PM.

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