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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by squall_01, Oct 28, 2010.

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  1. squall_01

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    Im attempting too find a CR2032 replacement for my server. The thing is that I'm haveing trouble finding one :( Its a three pin solder tail battery an the distance between the two positives are 10 mm apart. ;) This goes too a compaq prosignia 300
     
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    I think you are looking at the wrong part. A CR2032 is a "button" battery about the diameter of a quarter and maybe 1/8" thick. It doesn't require soldering. It just clips into its socket. They are available at just about any computer store or on eBay. If fact, if you enter "CR2032" in the eBay search, you can see what the battery looks like.
     
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    If you are in the USA, you may want to check out the Panasonic BR-2032 batteries available through Digi-Key or Allied Electronics. The BR-2032/GUN mounts parallel to the PCB and has positive solder tabs on 10.16 mm centers. They may have some other BR-2032 version if you need one with the battery perpendicular to the board.

    EDIT: Hi lewmur. FYI, there are versions of the CR2032 cells available that have solder tabs welded to the positive and negative surfaces. You can also get them with welded on wires and the battery covered with a heat shrink sleeve.
     

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    In that case, I'd buy this and solder my own wires. Then I'd never have to worry about soldering it again.:cool:
     
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    Good way too make the board not function if you dont know what your doing. I'll check it out but, I looked at mcm an mouser an really couldnt find them.
     
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    The trick to finding a CR2032 isn't obvious: go to the watch section of your local department store, or a store that sells watch batteries. Don't bother about computer stores. The CR2032 is the most common watch battery sold. In the US, Wal-mart or Target sells the batteries for about $1.00 each.

    By the way, CR2032 is a form factory, just about any CR2032 will do the trick. Brand name is unimportant.

    Courtney
     
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    I don't think I have ever seen any of the coin type cells with attached solder terminals at my local Wal-Mart or Target stores.

     
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    There not going too have something like that at all. Not sure if a whole lot of things really use these or not. If I was just after a CR2032. Second, its best to stay away from ebay. Also, Im more after a holder then the battery its self. Course, ether doesnt hurt but, really after the holder. Not sure would have too check the data sheet if it is or not.
     
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    not sure what you mean parrelle but, it also has too be flat.
     
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    Why? Millions of people buy on eBay everyday. You might as well say "Don't buy anything online. Bury your money in the back yard."
     
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    cause people arent as truthful, generally they can post something completely differnt..... ect...
     
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    I couldnt find any at all at mouser. It took me two hrs but, I was able too find the battery at digi an order three so I have two just in case.
     
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