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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2018, 10:29:22 AM »

I had a similar problem with mine. The problem was caused by the foam box lining pressing the 'On' button when I closed the case, or stored the case on its edge (caliper leaning on its side against the foam). Now the foam has flattened a little (I could have helped this with a knife) and I store the case flat on the shelf, the problem has gone.
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2018, 12:15:40 PM »

No that doesn't work Bill, even though the auto shut off works, the battery is still flat after 3/4 days, so it may be a short someplace?
But what I didn't make clear is that you can use any thickness battery as long as diameter is correct - just leave off the battery cover, which I had been doing because of the constant need to remove the battery.

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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2018, 09:34:59 PM »

Same problem good point on the foam pressing the button. Will leave battery out from now on. Thanks
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2018, 10:48:27 PM »

I have a digital G Clamp.....alas a hunk of iron fell on the face & smashed the display  <*<

On further inspection it was not the display as such but a piece of glass covering the actual electronic pad

The on/off button does not work  >>:-(......but the display just blinks......2 seconds with mm......2 seconds with the dimension

The UOM [units of measurement] button between " & mm also works

That was about 2 years ago.......battery is still powering up the device......day in ...day out

Seems such a waste to condemn it to the bin :P

The image captured confirms the mm displayed but no digits...bit it's OK..... I know they will show up in a sec
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2018, 12:20:37 AM »

I just saved a lady of my acquaintance 480 pounds by being able to change batteries in her Honda car keys. Honda couldn't open them 'cause one had a rusty screw and one a damaged head. They wanted to charge her 240 each for new ones.Robbing  swine.I drilled the head off one and will drill it out later  The other one I got the screw out and drilled it out for a 7BA  nut and bolt. Made the nut captive with Gorilla glue. Used plastic magic as a primer as it is an odd plastic but Plastic Magic seems to stick anything plastic except polythene types. The batteries? Well one was 2 but 5 for 3:66 Panasonic CR1616 should last a bit if she keeps them in the fridge. Slightly off topic but I thought it worth a mention
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2018, 12:28:28 AM »

The foam could have been shrunk with a quick flash of a lighter flame. Magic
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2019, 09:21:15 AM »

Use mine to measure thickness of mdf etc - ( produce laser cut kits etc so thickness is critical for joints). Bought from Maplins on special for 10 quid . batteries go flat in about  3 months so always buy packs of six - unused they store for up to two years and are the cheapest type of button batteries here. Unusual in that its a 4" model not the usual 6" . Better half is always trying to swop her standard type for mine. Would never part with it , most useful tool especially as one gets older and ordinary caliper markings become too small to read............
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Re: Digital caliper Battery?!?!
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 05:47:57 PM »


Also, try buy better batteries, Duracell, Energizer etc, mine works MUCH better with good batteries!   :-)
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