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Old 04-12-2011, 10:07 AM
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Default Alinco dr-600 internal battery

does anyone know what kind of internal battery the Alinco dr-600 has. mine is dead and wanting to replace it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:39 AM
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does anyone know what kind of internal battery the Alinco dr-600 has. mine is dead and wanting to replace it.
I dont have this radio but they are usually the solder tab type - like a CR2032 or similar but with solder tabs
so they can be soldered directly to the radio pc board.
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Old 11-06-2011, 1:51 AM
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Default Alinco DR-600T Battery Replacement

The Alinco DR-600T uses a BR-2032-1F2 Lithium battery. This is a standard BR-2032 coin type battery with attached tabs, and insulation around the edge. The new model number BR-2032-F2N has replaced the older model number.

While I was able to find plenty of (tab-less) CR-2032 batteries locally, a review of a Panasonic data sheet indicated that a different chemistry is used in the CR series, and that the original BR chemistry seemed better suited to the harsh environment in my vehicle.

The BR-2032-F2N batteries (former BR-2032-1F2) can be obtained from major electronic supply outlets. My most recent one came from Digi-Key out of Thief River Falls, MN. My last one (installed in 2002) came from Mouser Electronics. Allied Electronics also carries them in their catalog.

I would have liked to have added a battery holder so that I wouldn't have solder in a new battery down the road, but I couldn't find one with the proper dimensions and thin enough to hold the battery without shorting out after adding the shielded back to the control head (I use a separation cable in my installation).

I've attached a photo of the inside of my DR-600T control head showing the BR-2032-F2N in the upper right hand corner.

Hopefully, this information will help anyone looking to replace this battery in the future.
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Unhappy Alinco DR-600 Battery

I sent it off and had the battery replaced once because I couldn't find the correct battery with solder tabs.
Battery died again in 2 years and I took it apart to find out the man who replaced it did so with a smaller battery. So I found bought and replaced the battery myself checking the polarity before connections. Now my entire display is nothing but a set of vertical lines. Radio will not work. Any ideas how to fix this or should I toss this one and buy a new one? Thinking with all those other exposed connections my piece of Scotch tape I put under it wasn't thick enough. May have shorted something out.
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Old 03-31-2012, 7:24 AM
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I sent it off and had the battery replaced once because I couldn't find the correct battery with solder tabs.
Battery died again in 2 years and I took it apart to find out the man who replaced it did so with a smaller battery. So I found bought and replaced the battery myself checking the polarity before connections. Now my entire display is nothing but a set of vertical lines. Radio will not work. Any ideas how to fix this or should I toss this one and buy a new one? Thinking with all those other exposed connections my piece of Scotch tape I put under it wasn't thick enough. May have shorted something out.
Did you do the master reset after replacing the battery?
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Default DR-600 battery

After I posted the message I realized there was a master reset on the radio and recalled hold the function key down during power up and that did resolve the problem. :-)

If you come to our area you can find me usually monitoring the 146.64 Fort Smith Amateur Radio Club repeater located in Poteau, OK.

My DR-600 runs on solar power and a battery bank. I write my novels and edit video production in my "command room." ;-)

Thanks for posting.
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Old 04-08-2012, 8:02 AM
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After I posted the message I realized there was a master reset on the radio and recalled hold the function key down during power up and that did resolve the problem. :-)

If you come to our area you can find me usually monitoring the 146.64 Fort Smith Amateur Radio Club repeater located in Poteau, OK.

My DR-600 runs on solar power and a battery bank. I write my novels and edit video production in my "command room." ;-)

Thanks for posting.
You are most welcome

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