DEC RK05 Emergency Retract Batteries

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Tue Mar 15 15:25:06 CDT 2016

> On Mar 15, 2016, at 4:08 PM, Robert Adamson <bob at> wrote:
> Interestingly(?) both my RK05 and RK05J had an assembly of 3, not 4, 2/3rd
> AA NiCd cells for retract, completely decayed of course. I replaced them
> with 3 discrete tagged NiMh AA cells (plenty of headroom) 

From the various comments, it sounds like NiMH is a useable substitute.  On the other hand, NiCd batteries are still readily available.  


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