(Topic ID: 1555)

Energizer AA Lithium batteries ???

By gweempose

9 years ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Billc479
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    #51 6 years ago
    Quoted from absocountry2:

    Robin also added battery change dates you can add to your collection on Pinside if you want to track the dates here.

    I just noticed for the first time the other day that there is an option in your Pinside account settings for battery change notifications. I'm not exactly sure how this works, but it's a great idea.

    #52 6 years ago
    Quoted from LBJ:

    I've been using these batteries for the past 5 years with no issues at all in my games.

    Thanks I will have to check my Sam’s and see if the carry them.

    #53 6 years ago

    FYI~ you can write on the batteries with a sharpie;
    Installed 1/9/13 or IN 1/9/13 or)
    remove by 1/9/14

    To help keep track of installed / or removal date.

    2 years later
    #54 4 years ago

    For us noobs still using batteries on the board...what are you using...I want to go lithium but change scares me.... ..................Joey

    #55 4 years ago

    Lithium is a change for the better!! They will last 5 years.
    Do not get the rechargeable ION ones.

    #56 4 years ago

    Likely longer than 5 years with lithium AA.
    If you still have regular battery holder fine. Put them in with a sticker use lithium only and the month/year you installed and call me in about 7 years when you will need to change again.
    Lithium are the same battery that backs up all computer BIOS settings.
    You don't ever change them right?? Not for like 7 or more years. Same thing with pins ram. The spec datasheets are a bit broad but you are in the range of 50micro amps current. Most meters do not even measure that low.

    #57 4 years ago

    I have lithium batteries in mine, no problems so far

    #58 4 years ago

    I use the tayda battery holders but I install extension wires with connectors to the holder and run the holder to the front of the cabinet.

    I use the vacated Holder holes as wire stress relief for the new holder wires.


    Here with the connector installed


    Mounted to the front of the cabinet. No Acid leak on the boards and not having to squeeze between machines to access the holder.


    #59 4 years ago

    Energizer Ultimate Lithium's do not leak (so far there have been zero incidences), last a VERY long time, and go inert when dead so you can simply toss them.

    2 months later
    #60 4 years ago

    i''m going on to year 3 of having energizer advance lithiums installed in my pins that use them.

    1 machine is sitting at 1.80 volts on each battery. the exact number as day 1.
    my lowest machine had all 3 sitting even at 1.55 volts each.


    3 years later
    #61 1 year ago

    I hate resurrecting a old thread but I had to mention that energizer has a guarantee for lithium’s.


    #62 1 year ago


    ‘nuff said.

    #63 1 year ago

    change mine on new years day every year, good excuse to get up and move around with a hangover!

    #64 1 year ago

    These Lithium batteries are an excellent low cost solution easily accessible for everybody, also for those without the solderskill required for a NVram which is great to.

    I recommend them to everybody

    #65 1 year ago

    Wow! I can't believe I started this thread eight years ago. I've been using AA lithium batteries in my pins for years now without any problems. Some of them I haven't changed for at least five years and they are still going strong. I do use NVRAM is some machines, but only the ones where the chip is socketed.

    #66 1 year ago

    I have also been using AA lithium's for years, with no problems. I also use NVRAM where the chip is socketed. There is no point in removing the board if there is no other problems with it, just to replace the socket to accept the NVRAM chip.

    2 weeks later
    #67 1 year ago

    In wrong topic, removed

    #68 1 year ago

    This is what I do. Insulated ring terminals, insulated 1/4" spade terminals (M&F), screws, wire, shrink tubing and a dowel from Ace. Battery holders from Amazon.

    Don C.

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    #69 1 year ago

    I use NVRam if socketed, otherwise, I do what Eddie and Don C do - add a connector, and install the battery pack at the coin door. Another advantage is not having to remove the backglass. I just know that one of these days, ....

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