RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

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RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby bibrex » Jan Sun 13, 2013 9:30 pm

If power is connected to the Altair 8800Micro but its ON/OFF switch is OFF, are the batteries recharging? :?:
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby elchucko » Jan Sun 13, 2013 10:14 pm

No. Also you should not use rechargeable batteries. ;)
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby bibrex » Jan Sun 13, 2013 11:21 pm

elchucko wrote:No. Also you should not use rechargeable batteries. ;)


Thanks for your replay, elchucko.

I am talking about the Ram Disk/32K expansion board and I am currently using NiMH batteries as recommended by Vince. Is that wrong???
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby garryj » Jan Mon 14, 2013 2:33 am

The switch needs to be on for the batteries to charge and yes, NiMH or NiCd batteries are the ones to use just for that reason.
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby bibrex » Jan Mon 14, 2013 2:47 am

Thanks garryj :!:
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby elchucko » Jan Mon 14, 2013 3:36 am

Oops, I do stand corrected. I've been working on Linux Min14 and Commodore OSV for some time and not my Micro but should have remembered they are recharge batteries!
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby draziw77 » Jan Fri 18, 2013 11:01 am

That's is so ironic... the day I pulled out my Altair kit to play some more on (birth of son has kept me busy :D ) I was wondering the exact same thing since my batteries had drained. Glad you asked!
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Re: RAM Drive Battery Recharging Question

Postby galaga » Aug Sun 25, 2013 2:56 am

I had not turn on my one on in 9 mouths and my ram-disk mod had not lost a bit :)
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and my battery still 3.6v :)
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