Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/18

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Mercury, Alkaline, and Silver Oxide Batteries
From: "Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter)" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:22:45 -0700

Yes. And you don't have to refrigerate/freeze them, although it is best to
keep them in a cool and more importantly dry place.  

Peter K

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From: Nathan Wajsman []
Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Mercury, Alkaline, and Silver Oxide Batteries

Aha! So I can stock up on the mercuries. I was thinking about it today, as I
buying the last 5 batteries left at one dealer in Brussels. I guess this
explains why they are not marked with a "sell by" date the way alkalines


"Kotsinadelis, Peter (Peter)" wrote:

> The 3 batteries are different as follows:
> Mercury have a constant 1.35v even as they expend their energy.  This
> constant is why they were the prime choice in many cameras for metering
> systems. They also have a 10+ year shelf life where as Alkalines are
> generally 1/2 that at best.

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Nathan Wajsman
Overijse, Belgium

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