Battery for Yashica MG-1

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Mike Kennedy, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

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    Picked up this little beauty at the Sally Ann for $3.00. I need a PX32 replacement battery like the one used in the Electro 35.
    I have seen the ones made be The Yashica Guy. Can I cobble together a similar battery?

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    I seem to remember that's the same battery used in the G series. I used a stack of LR44's wrapped in a cardboard tube with a ballpoint pen spring to complete contact with the battery cover. I'm sure this is NOT the way to do it (as I'll hear), but gave me acceptable exposures in a few GS, GSN's & didn't fry anything.
     
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    These cameras are somewhat independent of the actual battery voltage. The only thing a converter need do is make up for the smaller size of the battery available today. But as mentioned, for 15 bucks why bother to make you're own. If you want a better match for battery voltage there is a CRIS adapter available.