I think the new stern hardware use a flat lithium battery, not AA's. At least that's what I saw in a relative's family guy. Should be middle of cpu/sound board.
I convert to standard AA's off the board for people. Those 3V flat lithiums are not a favorite of mine. One guy wanted D cells but I talked him out of it.
Thanks guys. I'll see if I can locate the square battery on the board. I did not see anything on the board that resembled a battery, but at the time I was looking for triple a's.
I found the battery on the Spiderman. It is a round lithium battery about the size of a quarter. How often should I change the battery in this machine? Once a year, etc..? Thank you.
The battery is round about the size of a quarter. Should be held in place by a black plastic holder.
Yeah, those lithium batteries last a long time. It would be a good practice to pull it once a year to check condition and voltage, but no need to replace it. One of my arcade game pcbs still has the original battery going strong, and it was made back in 99.
You have to realize these batteries original application was for wrist watches. Hence the shape. They are meant to run 7 - 10 years without needing a replacement.
Oh OK. So they are the removable type. That is good. Yeah, annual replacement of a Lithium is quite unnecessary.
A lot of desktop computers have these disc batteries. I think under that kind of use they last up to about 15 years. I have the original in my old desktop that is about 10 years old and it is still fine.
However, these batteries can last as little as a bout a year in other applications. I have a meter mounted on my handlebars of my road bike that only lasts for about a year before going dead.
it depends on the device. I would think that the DMD pinball machines today would use about the same energy as a desktop (i.e. a circuit board memory).
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