[NTLK] eMate Battery Pack Help?

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 3 12:49:34 EST 2017


Might you have a brand/P/N for that RC battery pack?  There has to be hundreds of different ones out there.  That, or voltage/wattage/size, etc., which might make a search easier.  

Have you found anything similar for the 2000/2100?  

Thank you.


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

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> When I rebuilt an emate pack for an old emate that I purchased at a flea
> market, I went to a local electronics store and picked up a 9.6v rc battery
> pack on the cheap (11usd).  It had the appropriate cells and even thermal
> protection.  I cut it apart and needed to only resolder to the existing
> tabs.  It is outperforming most of the other cells I tried.  I get over two
> weeks on a charge and use it daily for writing my tech notes and sending to
> a 2100.  I work as a technician for an arcade and get some rather strange
> looks using "antiques".
> Hope this is a good direction for readily accessible nimh cells for you.  A
> good volt meter can be had for under 5.00 which will assist you if you
> scavenge cells this way.  Always check voltage before blowing up your
> device!  I use a volt meter bought on a 99 cent special at harbor freight
> which is perfect.  A 20w soldering iron is a good heat to use for packs and
> helps to keep you from blowing up the packs.  I have accidently shorted a
> battery with a solder bridge and it got extremely hot, ruining the battery.
> Another suggestion would be to look for a local battery shop that rebuilds
> tool batteries here in LA, that is Batteries Plus but they are all over the
> states.  They can build a pack for you or refurbish your pack for a fee.
> They rebuild tool packs for me at 25.00 plus cost of cells.  But it is
> rewarding to do it yourself and is straitforward if you follow instructions
> posted by previous group members.
> Best Regards,
> Elias
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