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Cobra Model HH35 radio dummy batteries

I have two of these radios without the dummy batteries. I would like to use them without purchasing the NiCad batteries. The owner manual says I will need the dummy batteries when using regular AA batteries.

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Normal AA batteries are 1.5 Volts each. The battery compartment on the HH35 holds 10 Batteries. If regular batteries are used they must be configured to a 12 Volt output. Thus the Dummy (Blank) is used to Make 8 X 1.5V=12 Volts.

If you use NiMH or Nicd which are rated at 1.2 Volts 10 X 1.2 =12 Volts.

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I don´t know what they mean with "dummy batteries" what shape has the radio in the battery compartment? does any AA battery match directly? How many AA batteries can be installed?

I think they use a Case when you are using AA batteries and the Rechargable battery is a pack that has diferent shape that any number of AA bateries.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007


A dummy battery is just a piece of metal that the battery power can travel through - just use any round metal (not alumnium) that is the same size as a AA battery - copper wound be best

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