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HP41CV batteries - John Abbott (S. Africa) - 03-02-2012

Hi, I recently acquired a HP41CV (too expensive when I was younger) in very good condition, but no batteries. Question: Can one use 4x N Alkaline's (1.5Vx4)without damaging the calculator. The original NiCad's were 1.2V. In other words, 4.8V versus 6V.
I have searched the forum but have not come across a direct answer (as yet, probably due to my impatience!)I would be grateful for any help.
Thanks John

Re: HP41CV batteries - Maximilian Hohmann - 03-02-2012

Hi John,

no Problem, the calculator is designed for alkalines! The rechargeable NiCd Batteries were a (rather rare) option.


Re: HP41CV batteries - Garth Wilson - 03-02-2012

and in the case of mine, it shows the low-battery annunciator when the alkalines get down to 1.2V.

Re: HP41CV batteries - John Abbott (S. Africa) - 03-02-2012

Hi Maximilian/Garth, thanks for the quick response.
Regards John