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09-09-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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Battery for SPOTMATIC F from BRIANO

Hi there, the spotmatic F needs a mercury battery 1.35. This is no longer available but I have found
A zinc air hearing aid battery 1.4 works fine.
With the first spotmatic a watch battery 377 works really well.
Hope this is useful to spotmatic owners.


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Welcome to the forum, thanks for the heads up. I'm sure that info will be useful to some folk around here.
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The Spotmatic F will work just fine with 1.5v PX625 replacement. Later Spotmatics, and maybe even the original, had a voltage regulator built in.

C.R.I.S. makes a Mercury battery adapter to convert a Silver Oxide 386 battery, it has a voltage regulator for camera that lack the proper circuitry. A bit pricey at $37 though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The Spotmatic F will work just fine with 1.5v PX625 replacement. Later Spotmatics, and maybe even the original, had a voltage regulator built in.

C.R.I.S. makes a Mercury battery adapter to convert a Silver Oxide 386 battery, it has a voltage regulator for camera that lack the proper circuitry. A bit pricey at $37 though.
Thanks for your reply.
I was trying to get a battery that was cheaper. Being 1.4 it was closer to the 1.35 than. A 1.5
I have tried the spotmatic f with this battery and the film came out very well. I should have
mentioned that the battery needs a no ring round it.I used a tyre from a dinky toy.
All the best.

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