What the best to repair battery contacts

From: Scott Stevens <sastevens_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri May 21 19:18:33 2004

On Fri, 21 May 2004 16:35:57 -0400
"Joe R." <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com> wrote:

> Clean them them with Lime-Away (full strength). Wash with with plain
> water and dry. Then solder on copper or nickel plated brass or steel
> sheet to form new contacts.
> Joe
> At 10:46 AM 5/21/04 -0500, you wrote:
> >I have several items (calculators, robots, Mac's, etc) that I'm
> >trying to restore and the battery acid has eaten away the battery
> >contacts. Anyone have a easy way or source to get new contacts to
> >replace the damaged ones? Thanks
> >
> >

If you need contacts that are 'springy' you would be better off using
phosphor-bronze contacts salvaged off something else. You can steal
them from a junk transistor radio or other portable equipment. Ordinary
steel, copper, or brass won't retain shape for long. I used to do 'drop
tests' on medical devices with battery compartments earlier in life.
Received on Fri May 21 2004 - 19:18:33 BST

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