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I ordered six of these, however they arrived with a flaw. The terminals in the battery compartment have been moulded into the unit too high. What I mean is the AAA battery won't make contact with the spring at the - side and the + side is a flat bar with a dimple on it, they are mounted too close to removable cover.
To get mine to work I have had to pad out the compartment to bring the battery nearer the back of the unit to make contact with the terminals, this means you can no longer fit the cover and I have had to tape over the compartment.
Will be returning these for a refund
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2013 17:41:18 BDT
It does have a flaw as mentioned here, you cannot fix backplate as this pushes the battery in and it loses its contact. I ordered a second one and it is still the same. Still no bad though for £3ish.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2013 00:55:49 BDT
Sheikh Spear says:
I must be blessed with divine providence; mine was perfect...?
Posted on 25 Dec 2013 20:53:05 GMT
It may sound funny, but not all AA batteries are the same... I had some generic brand ones and had problems with other devices (not this one). A branded one was ok. Basically the + terminals were not as high, which is rather strange... Would be interesting if something like this fixes your issue...
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2014 16:22:47 GMT
I agree with you,have similar problem but with my camera,some batteries fit while other not,I checked and there is indeed slight difference in size between branded and the ones I bought from pound shop.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2014 13:56:29 GMT
This is very true what you're saying here, same goes for rechargeable batteries, they tend to be slightly thicker than normal batteries making them more difficult to insert and remove.
Rechargeable batteries swell up during the charge period making them fatter than the normal size.
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