High consumption with hp48G



#7

I bought a calculator hp48G by EBAY. It works correctly in the exception that it empties my piles (batteries) in three days.
How it's possible? HAve you an idea?
Thank
Didier From Belgium


#8

Quel genre de "piles" ou "batteries" utilises-tu? Alkaline ou saline 1,5V dans le premier cas? Accus 1,2V dans le second?


#9

Monsieurs !

I´m sure we have HP maniacs from all over the world. I can read your French, but may somebody else cannot. Use the English language, please !

Regards

Jose

#10

Hi,

I'd return the calc to the seller immediately!

The massive battery drain is typical for an HP-48 if someone put the batteries in with the wrong polarity.
You can consider thecalc as defective,
since in fact at leat one electronical element (a zener diode ) has burnt.

So if you're sure you didn't do this you should return it to the seller.

Raymond


#11

I used piles alkaline, actualy I use batteries given the consumption. Raymond is probably right. However the salesman do not answer obviously any more. I should thus find the rigth diode myself.
Thanks


#12

Just put it on ebay and sell it to some other unsuspecting bastard. Don't let it be your loss. Pass it on to someone else.


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