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#1 Jim-Me

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 09:44 PM

Hey there. having issues with my LX65 just over a year in. The 8 C batteries no longer seat properly in the battery compartment. The spring, rather than pressing them together, presses them up and out where they meet. I have ordered a 12v cable that I can run off my cpap backup battery as an external power source (thanks to another thread I knew to get a 2.5mm tip, thanks for that!) so I will have a personal solution, but it irks me to no end that I am having this issue with a ~$1000 piece of equipment. Anyone else run into this and, if so, any solutions beyond external power?

 

 



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Posted 19 October 2021 - 08:31 AM

Have you considered disassembling the base and removing the battery drawer and simply replacing it with a Talentcell lithium battery? I have the LX65 too and I find the battery box to be rather annoying waste of space for a bunch of batteries.  



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Posted 19 October 2021 - 09:28 AM

Have you considered disassembling the base and removing the battery drawer and simply replacing it with a Talentcell lithium battery? I have the LX65 too and I find the battery box to be rather annoying waste of space for a bunch of batteries.  

I have considered chucking the whole thing, LOL. But yeah the battery box seems very poorly designed.  My solution is basically an external version of what you're describing, because I happen to have one anyways (a Renogy) that just needs a $9 adapter to plug into the external power port.

 

But I am just annoyed that they didn't do better with this. 

 

I should say, however, that I have been otherwise thrilled with the thing.



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Posted 19 October 2021 - 02:33 PM

The LX65 is definitely a reasonable mount for the money.  



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 07:20 AM

Elastic bands, Gaffer tape ?



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 10:57 AM

Elastic bands, Gaffer tape ?

The battery compartment is stuck pretty deep in. Access is limited and I don't think I could get to it clearly enough to do that. Is there an easy way to pull the battery compartment out that I am unaware of?



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:01 PM

The battery compartment is stuck pretty deep in. Access is limited and I don't think I could get to it clearly enough to do that. Is there an easy way to pull the battery compartment out that I am unaware of?

I've been looking at the wrong mount, ignore my suggestions  :-<



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 10:23 PM

No worries, I appreciate the response smile.gif




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