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    Gossen Luna-Pro Batteries

    I still use my older Gossen Luna Pro and the batteries are weak. The battery type is Mallory PX 625 or PX 13. My question is are they still available?? If not what type would work in this meter (with or without an adapter.

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    Thanks for the information!!!

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    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    It will allow you to run your meter on standard silver cell batteries, that's the advantage. I've got a Luna Pro myself, and I'm looking at buying one of these kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digital_photog View Post
    Thanks for the information!!!

    Fred
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    Wein cell zinc-air batteries are an exact drop replacement for the original mercury cell PX 625. There are also similar hearing aid batteries. The hearing aid batteries are smaller than the original PX 625, but there are work arounds. GOOGLE knows.

    I own a Luna-Pro and 2 M5 bodies. They all take PX 625 batteries. I have used the Wein cells in all three. They work. They last about a year in the Luna-Pro. I found a stash of originals and use those right now. I carry 2 Wein cells in my bag for spares in the field.

    $37 buys a lot of zinc-air batteries. It will buy even more hearing aid batteries if you can get them to fit.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Wein cell zinc-air batteries are an exact drop replacement for the original mercury cell PX 625. There are also similar hearing aid batteries.
    $37 buys a lot of zinc-air batteries. It will buy even more hearing aid batteries if you can get them to fit.
    Buy one Wein cell for each camera. After it's dead, knock off the washer and re-use it on 675 hearing aid batteries, which you can buy much cheaper and in multi-packs. I use both this method and the CRIS adapter. http://criscam.com/products_services...tery_adapters/

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    Thanks Lee! I saved my dead zinc-air 625s. I wasn't sure what to do. I'll see about getting the washers off this weekend.

    I know it's tough typing directions, but can you shed some light on how to "knock off the washer"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Thanks Lee! I saved my dead zinc-air 625s. I wasn't sure what to do. I'll see about getting the washers off this weekend.

    I know it's tough typing directions, but can you shed some light on how to "knock off the washer"?
    The Wein cell is a standard form zinc air battery with a washer that's formed to "press fit" to the battery perimeter. It can be taken off with some light tapping in the direction of the non-printed (negative) face of the battery. Often it comes off by just placing the negative pole down on a table and then pressing down on the washer with your thumbs. If you look closely, you'll see that the battery perimeter tapers down a bit toward the negative pole. Just be careful not to get the washer tilted so much that it bites into the battery edge. A good hand-tight fit will hold the washer in place on a new battery.

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    But I hear perfectly fine. Grin.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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