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06-15-2015, 06:47 AM   #1
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I know there are a few topics regarding this but i still don't quite understand which battery is suitable for the spotmatic without any rubber accessory or anything.
Will the Lr41 battery be able to fit inside without any other thing supporting it? Thanks!

Is it true that only silver oxide batteries are able to work with it? How about alkaline batteries?
I'm using the Spotmatic SP versions btw.


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Wein 1.35 V Zinc-Air Battery
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QuoteOriginally posted by alwaysjerricky Quote
I know there are a few topics regarding this but i still don't quite understand which battery is suitable for the spotmatic without any rubber accessory or anything.
Energizer E387S or S400PX or equivalent.

QuoteOriginally posted by stingx Quote
Wein 1.35 V Zinc-Air Battery
Not really needed. The Spotmatic is not voltage dependent at most light levels. Readily available silver cells work just fine.


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Energizer E387S or S400PX or equivalent.



Not really needed. The Spotmatic is not voltage dependent at most light levels. Readily available silver cells work just fine.


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I see. How about alkaline batteries? Will they work too?

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I see. How about alkaline batteries? Will they work too?
They will work, but live span is poor.


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They will work, but live span is poor.


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I see. Thansk for the info Steve!
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Silvers (though they cost a bit more than alkalines, and are sometimes a bit harder to find) are the best, since they have a fairly steady voltage as they are being depleted (until they finally "drop dead", so to speak). [I think they might have a better shelf life, too.]

Alkalines are cheaper and easier to find, but their voltage starts dropping early on (although this is not too much of a problem with Spotmatic circuitry, which is pretty tolerant of voltage changes).

Wein batteries are expensive, relatively hard to find, and don't last too long either.

My "bottom line" = go for the silvers if possible, but alkalines are OK if not.

[Or, use Wein cells if you're a bit of a masochist.]

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I get mine here : $10.99 Free Shipping for 10 Energizer 387S

http://stores.ebay.com/mta-trading-inc?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

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QuoteOriginally posted by alwaysjerricky Quote
I know there are a few topics regarding this but i still don't quite understand which battery is suitable for the spotmatic without any rubber accessory or anything.
Will the Lr41 battery be able to fit inside without any other thing supporting it? Thanks!

Is it true that only silver oxide batteries are able to work with it? How about alkaline batteries?
I'm using the Spotmatic SP versions btw.
Yes, the LR 41 fits OK. Use a simple 'O' ring if you wish a tighter fit. All worked fine for me.
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You will find all the information you need here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/285147-spotm...ml#post3108278
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PS, youmay have to pry the bottom contact up a little bit to ensure contact of the battery with the lid
do it carefully
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