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The good Psycho Bob <email@example.com>said:
RE: the key battery - pull it out, go to Radio Shack, buy a
common replacement. No sweat, nothing exotic. Exercise fini.
[comments about news cars being negligible polluters snipped but
heartily endorsed and agreed with...]
> The murcury (or whatever) can be solved by proper recyling program at the
> residential level -- taking them out is not a solution. My Sennheiser
> microphone need one of those mercury batteries -- and there's no
> replacement in alkaline (or whatever) equivalent. Technically this is
> suppose to be not available -- and I found that out at Radio Shack. But I
> found it's available at most electronics, photographic, and battery store.
I also have the Sennheiser system (must be a K3U) that Bob comments
about. The batteries were German, made by Varta, and went out of
production two or so years ago. Actually, I can understand why
Mercury batteries can be done away with...if there are alternatives
which are less polluting. They may ship directions with batteries as
to where to mail them for disposal, but they're playing with
themselves...few of us (and this includes me) will ship a $3 penlight
battery anywhere for disposal. I gotta trash can they fit in just
fine, along with the alkaline batteries I toss in there. But if I
don't have the mercury in the battery, it never goes in there!
Hey, Bob - you can also power that Sennheiser by stacking Radio Shack
button batteries and putting heat-shrink over them to make a small
battery pack. Fits right in the hole and works great. Email me and
I'll run down the hall and send you the battery number. If you have
a one-p[iece battery which works, email me that number, wontcha??
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