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Magellan ColorTrak question
September 28, 2017
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Curious with the result.

October 27, 2016
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Steffen,  Sounds like a plan.   Regards,  JG

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October 27, 2016
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I'll try this in a cold winter night.....

 

The battery current is a CR2032 with solder contacts. I guess, I'll take a CR2032 socket with a CR 2032 as a replacement. Or maybe, I'll think of the next exchange and take 2 sockets parallel. (Of course only one CR 2032 in general use).

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October 17, 2016
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Steffen,

If I remember my radio days, if you connect your batteries in Series you are doubling the voltage while maintaining the same capacity rating (amp hours).  This will probably damage any transistor.  

If you connect your batteries in Parallel the voltage will be the same but the capacity will be higher.

Since I am unfamiliar with the wiring schematic of this unit, I can only recommend that if the unit has a static RAM chip it should hold data while you solder ONE LEAD (-) and then cut the other (+) and quickly clip the new battery lead to the cut end.

I would rather not double the (raise) the VOLTAGE and hope that the system controls its own draw on the capacity.

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October 11, 2016
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I got a old Magellan ColorTrak device.

The previous user told me, that it would be important, to change the internal battery every 10 years.

Soon the second change should be performed.

The battery is important for the device software itself. Without the battery or with a weak battery, I'd have a nice, old brick.

 

So my question is, how (in general) should I do the exchange.

I'd solder a new battery to the contacts an than unsolder the old battery. But this would increase the voltage for some moments from about 3 volt to something around 5,5 to 6 volt.

Is there a better way? Or is this way okay so  far?

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