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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sorensen View Post
    I might give that a try. Did you do it yourself? I am guessing I would need to solder in some sort of battery holder, right?
    You can get a 4 cell holder at most Radio Shacks and use a wire to bypass one cell. Another thing you could try is one of those cheap LED lights in the dollar store. A lot of them use 3 AAA batteries and has a holder inside them you could solder leads to. A lot cheaper than the Radio Shack option.

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    Yes that's right, you need to cut the wires to the 531 holder and solder in a 3-AAA holder or a 4-AAA holder with one cell worth wired out (and you can cut that 4th one off too if you like).
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    Sweet - http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...LAID=107597287

    Now I just have to figure out the soldering thing.

    Thanks!

    Edit: Judging by the reviews, the plastic has all the quality one should expect for $1.99. I might look for a different option here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFortner View Post
    You can get a 4 cell holder at most Radio Shacks and use a wire to bypass one cell.
    This is exactly what I've done with two 340's, a 215 (actually 3v instead of 4.5 volts), and a Model 100. I had to remove much of the original battery mounting to fit the new holder in.

    I've also kludged an old Kalimar electronic flash that replaces flashcubes for use with a Big Shot.

    Oh, and I've used a pair of Swinger Model 20's for props!

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    May I say nice pair of Big Swingers without getting slapped? ;-)
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    there is another solution: CR 123 batteries, which are 3V, but it's even sufficient to replace the older 4.5 V batteries. there are small, cheap and easy to use holders which fit into the space of the old battery. have a look here what it looks like:

    http://www.batteryspace.com/batteryh...compliant.aspx

    cr 123 batteries last very long. I converted all my polariod pack film cameras to this, a 250, a 430 and two 360 (two batteries each).

    kind regards

    reinhard

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    there is another solution: CR 123 batteries, which are 3V, but it's even sufficient to replace the older 4.5 V batteries. there are small, cheap and easy to use holders which fit into the space of the old battery. have a look here what it looks like:

    http://www.batteryspace.com/batteryh...compliant.aspx

    cr 123 batteries last very long. I converted all my polariod pack film cameras to this, a 250, a 430 and two 360 (two batteries each).

    kind regards

    reinhard

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