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Vixen SkySensor 2000 Battery Replacement


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After over 20 years of use, the internal battery in the Vixen SkySensor I use has failed. It still works but it's a right pain to enter all the settings each time it's powered up. I found this useful guide to replacing the battery:

https://www.atm-workshop.com/skysensor-battery.html

I think I've found the correct battery here, I'd appreciate it if someone could take a quick look and sanity check it for me please?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LS14500-2PF-Lithium-Battery-soldering-Metal-metal/dp/B00432X9AO/ref=sr_1_8?adgrpid=55994738867&gclid=Cj0KCQiAraSPBhDuARIsAM3Js4pciin6eFp5Ycq2ghwlWsn8rAl1L0MiWPQ29z3ivjmZELL9LJs1l6QaAuOQEALw_wcB&hvadid=259012927905&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006879&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8399788309656975884&hvtargid=kwd-296729583584&hydadcr=22927_1724234&keywords=ls14500&qid=1642711960&sr=8-8

 

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On 21/01/2022 at 08:32, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Thanks Andrew.

Could you let me know how you get on please? I’ve got two that need doing! Was that battery correct? Will get some ordered up if so. Many thanks 🙏 

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Just now, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Will do. The battery is now fitted but I need to test it out.

Thanks. Did you need to lengthen the holes to fit it?

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42 minutes ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Tested the controller and it's working fine. A friend of mine fitted the battery (it's their mount and controller I use), I don't believe they had to perform any surgery on the PCB.

Thanks very much. Will give it a go.

Stu

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Annoyingly that battery is now unavailable. Does anyone know a good alternative? Thanks!

EDIT not to worry, found the same battery somewhere else 👍

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