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Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by Wildcat445 on Fri May 15, 2015 3:44 pm

A neighbor brought me his Simpson 260 for me "to look at." It takes two batteries. One is like a "C" cell, 1 1/2 volts appearently, but there is also a second battery. The label is missing and so is the battery, so I have nothing to compare it to. Any ideas?

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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by jerryhawthorne on Fri May 15, 2015 4:47 pm

WC, they sure made a lot of different versions of the 260. Perhaps this link may help?
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http://simpson260.com/

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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by 75X11 on Fri May 15, 2015 8:27 pm

Most I have seen use a 22.5 v battery.  Here are a few examples.  the principal ones are the size of a transistor radio battery and the other is the size of a aa cell.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=22.5v+battery&qpvt=22.5v+battery&qpvt=22.5v+battery&FORM=IGRE
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Post by jerryhawthorne on Fri May 15, 2015 8:56 pm

Your right 75 and I couldn't find one on the pictures. My Triplett uses the expensive 22.5 battery along with a C 1.5V. In the pictures I looked at I just don't see a 22.5.
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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by Wildcat445 on Fri May 15, 2015 10:46 pm

I need to look for some more numbers. I had no idea they made so many versions. I appreciate your input, both of you. I'll do some research and report back.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu May 21, 2015 4:04 pm

This instrument, as yet specifically unidentified, takes a "D" Cell 1.5 volt and a "NEDA 1604" 9-volt battery. When I Google a "1604" battery, I get your typical 9-volt like you can buy anywhere. The compartment looks too small for one of those and the connectors are not right. Perhaps the connectors are no longer usable? Does this make sense to anybody?

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Post by 75X11 on Thu May 21, 2015 4:36 pm

What kind of connector does it use? Maybe a pic might be in order.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu May 21, 2015 5:13 pm

That's just the problem. There are NO connectors, just a couple terminals on a stiff paper board. I don't see how anything could connect to it. Maybe taking some pictures is gonna work the best. I'll try to get some in the next day or so. I'm trying to be a nice guy again, and you KNOW how hard that can be for me. Very Happy

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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by 75X11 on Thu May 21, 2015 6:10 pm

I went to BAMA and looked up a number of 260-like meters and they all seem to use a D cell and from the description all give, a conventional 9v transistor battery. Take a look, your specific unit may be among these...

http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/simpson/
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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by 75X11 on Fri May 29, 2015 11:05 pm

Any luck on ID'ing it yet?
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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by Wildcat445 on Sat May 30, 2015 12:29 am

Not really. My inclination is to get a regular 9-volt connector and see how that works. Everything I see on the link you provided leads me to believe that a regular 9-volt transistor radio battery is what I need. It sure doesn't look like there is enough room, but I guess I can't lose much by giving that a go.

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Post by 75X11 on Sat May 30, 2015 1:47 am

I've not owned nor batteried a 260. My 269 uses a D cell and a 22.5v battery. I agree with you on the manual illustrations.
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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by jerryhawthorne on Sat May 30, 2015 2:37 am

WC, on ARF there is an active participant who collects and restores Simpson meters. You might try posting there. They certainly made a lot of models of the 260.
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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by Spivey on Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:57 pm

Was there any conclusion to the hunt for a connector? I know this thread is pretty old but my Simpson 260-7 has a regular D cell and a 9 volt battery with a 9 volt connector. Hope this helps.

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Re: Battery for Simpson 260 meter

Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Sorry for my lack of a follow-up. I bought a regular 9-volt battery connector at Radio Shack and used that for the connector I needed. I found a spot in the case the battery would fit. It seems to have worked out okay in the end.

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