Post Number: 64
|Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 6:36 pm: |
Hello all... has anyone used a lithium 9 volt in their Alembic? They supposedly last 5 times as long as alkaline but I am a bit concerned because the voltage reads 9.8 volts when I meausre it on a good VOM. Any opinions or concerns here? Thanks, Frank
Post Number: 723
|Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 6:47 pm: |
I looked at discussions recently about running Alembic electronics at 18 volts. While they won't factory build it this way, I believe what I read is that the newer electronics will support it. I think the cutoff date was around '95, but do a search of the boards for 18 volt and you should find some notes. If 9 or 18 volts will work, I suspect 10 will be just fine.
Post Number: 66
|Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 7:44 pm: |
Thanks... I found it.
Did you see the question I had on the Essence trim pot?
Post Number: 58
|Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 8:00 am: |
The voltage shouldn't really be a problem. But I'm not sure that you'll really see better life with the lithium primary (non-rechargeable) cells. The different chemistry inside allows them to pack more power than an alkaline cell but they're not designed for the relatively high current drain that amplifier electronics would load them with. The normal applications for lithium batteries are in very low drain devices (smoke detector or watch) where the hassle of changing batteries is high enough to justify the much higher battery price. Under a high drain application, a battery designed for a smoke detector may last less long than an alkaline.
It's always worth a try though.