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Battery for Carlson Explorer II (Land Surveying)

by Steve D ⌂ @, Buena Vista, VA, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 06:01 (1691 days ago)

Battery for Carlson Explorer II

I have an Carlson Explorer II data collector with a internal rechargeable battery pack that is only one year old. Regretfully I have not used the data collector more than a couple of times a week over the past year.

The battery will not charge more than about 10% and for the past few cycles would not hold a charge as long as I felt it should.

Any advice on reviving my battery pack; or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new one?

Anyone have an inexpensive supplier?

Thanks

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Squinty Vernier ⌂ @, Upstate NY, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 07:43 (1691 days ago) @ Steve D

Contact Ed Abbott at 1-800-951-2965.

He's recelled our Explorer and all of our Topcons. Fast dependable and reasonable. He'll fax you a shipping label.

Your battery will be better than new.

Rick

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Steve D ⌂ @, Buena Vista, VA, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 08:17 (1691 days ago) @ Squinty Vernier

Thank You! ;-)

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Brian Nixon @, Coopersburg , Pennsylvania, Monday, October 18, 2010, 08:42 (1689 days ago) @ Steve D

I had my explorer battery pack re celled at a local battery store. Went from three hours work time to multiple days work time. When "New" it only lasted 6-7 hours.
Cost was UNDER $20.

Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by SirveyorBill @, Stone Ridge, NY, Monday, October 18, 2010, 12:55 (1689 days ago) @ Brian Nixon

Brian,
Maybe you could be a sales rep for this battery store, we'll send our batteries to you, you get them recelled and send back

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Brian Nixon @, Coopersburg , Pennsylvania, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 05:23 (1688 days ago) @ SirveyorBill

There are plenty of battery repair stores that can
re-cell the explorer battery packs. They are after all
simply rechargeable AA batteries with a little extra
circuitry.

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Steve D ⌂ @, Buena Vista, VA, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 09:00 (1688 days ago) @ Brian Nixon

I live in a rural area. No battery repair stores that I am aware of within 100 miles. Does anyone have a web address, physical address, company name or phone number?

Thanks for helping a mountain boy.

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by Wendell ⌂ @, Salem, OR, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 09:20 (1688 days ago) @ Steve D

I would look for a Batteries Plus store. I had them recell a couple of old Geodimeter batteries (for my 444) and they not only recelled them, they put better batteries (with the same output) that were rated for longer hold times.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/
(check out the "Find A Store" feature just under and to the right of the logo)

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Battery for Carlson Explorer II

by lattitudes, Alaska/Florida, Monday, October 18, 2010, 15:31 (1689 days ago) @ Steve D

Might already know this but on the Jetts you must tell the DC that the battery is fully charged. This is usually done during initial set up however is a step sometimes skipped. Other than that a recell is very inexpensive. In a pinch you can still use alkalines.

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