Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica]
From: "David Kieltyka" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 19:34:09 -0400
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Cochran, Adam <> wrote (edited):

>> "The Leica CL - the meter didn't seem to be working properly,
>> but it could be it just needs a battery"
> This could be one of two problems (or both).  It may have been a
> weak battery or a substitute.  The CL was designed for the Mallory
> PX 625 battery, which delivers 1.35 volts.  This battery is banned
> in the US and there is not a 1.35v that will substitute.  I have used
> the Criscam MR-9 adaptor and the silver 76 battery, available at
> and the adaptor reduces the 1.5v of the 76
> battery to the original specifications.

Another alternative is the Wein Zinc/Air cell. It's a 1.35v substitute for
the PX625. I use 'em in a number of cameras with great results.

- -Dave-

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