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RCA wireless headphones WPH141 Batteries leaking

I just replaced the 2 AAA duracell batteries yesterday because the previous batteries leaked (white crust inside battery compartment) I cleaned it with a cottonball & minimal alcolhol but now it's happened again today. It's this a defect? Is there something else I should be doing?

Your advise please,

Thanks, Claire

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Good Quality new batteries will not leak.
Excessive heat might cause a battery to leak.
Batteries should not be stored in a place that will expose them to high temperatures. The same would be true for wireless headphones with batteries in them. The dashboard of a car would be a very bad place. Shelf life of batteries is limited. New batteries and low temperatures should help.

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Twist the velour padding inside slightly and pull it away from the headphone. It'll come off - the batteries are underneath.

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SOURCE: There in no green light

The green light only comes on when it is receiving an audio signal.

Standard batteries will work.. if you NEVER use the charging station.. and plan on replacing them every x number of hours used.. IMPORTANT.. if you forget.. and place the headset on the charging station with standard batteries.. they will probably rupture.. and may well ruin the headset..

If you decide to replace the chargable batteries.. make sure you replace them with the right size and type..

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SOURCE: The left headphone of my

First of all if the right side is working the wireless is working alright and the fault is in the processing section, the left audio preamplifier , the left side power amplifier and the left side earpiece.

So you might have to test with a audio signal to confirm from the preamplifier, the low-power amplifier driver for the earpiece and the earpiece.
Once this is confirmed the focus can be the wireless section, possible fault in the receiving section.
The use a a multimeter to check and knowledge of electronic circuits is necessary to check around this section. Please check and respond.

The advice/tip given is with the belief that you are competent. You must attempt to do it yourself only if you are technically/logically able, especially when dealing with delicate devices, damaging while trying to open, Probing electrical/electronic circuits with high voltage or delicate components. Since the advice given by me is with the inputs provided and not based on a visual inspection, there can be further reviews required in some cases.

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SOURCE: cani use standard AAA duracell battery with the

They specify 2 x AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable battery, 1.2 V

It should run with standard batteries but don't place it in the charger with them installed.

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No sound on left ear

I will assume you have tried tuning them via the control mounted on the headphones and still get nothing from the left ear.

First try a different channel setting on the base and retune the headphones.. if this doesn't fix it..

Check all your connections.. at the headphone base as well as the source.

Also I suggest trying them on a different source.

Since you did not mention what the source is.. I will make a few additional suggestions.

If plugged into an amplifier.. try repeated switching between output sources.. If the amp is playing fine through both speakers.. pick up an inexpensive adapter that will allow you to plug the red and white rca jacks into a headphone jack, then try HP output. (some RS 120 units shipped with this adapter)

If the source is the television itself check the connections on the back.. and check your balance settings on the sets main menu.

Depending on how old the headphones are along with frequency of use you may need new batteries.

Make sure the batteries are fully charged.. remove them and test the voltage.. they can do this for you at Radio Shack if you don't own a volt ohm meter or some other testing device.

Replacement batteries are not that expensive.. just make sure you replace them with the exact type (AAA - NiMH) and allow plenty of time for them to charge before use (overnight)

This last bit of advice I suggest caution.

You can put a fresh set of AAA standard batteries in the headphones and test them.. DO NOT PUT THE HEADPHONES ON THE CHARGING CRADLE with these batteries or you MAY DAMAGE THE HEADPHONES.

In fact I suggest you place a piece of tape or something on the cradle before you do this to remind you.. once you finish testing the headphones with standard non rechargeable batteries .. again trying different settings and tunings the set.. If they work .. you probably need a new set of rechargeable batteries..

This is a quick and dirty way of testing/comparing.. but REMOVE the standard batteries immediately after this test. Placing the headphones on the charging cradle with standard batteries in place could cause them to rupture and leak into the headphones.. so again.. be careful if you decide to test them in this fashion.

Good luck!

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The operating manual specifies to use only Ni-MH AAA batteries and warns to not use Alkaline/Manganese/Ni-Cd batteries. Panasonic web site lists replacement batteries at 19.95 for a pair.
Duracel Ni-MH AAA batteries will be fine.

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I can't seem to get the correct batteries for my Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator...can any AAA 1.5v battery use in it? I tried some duracell of that same type and they didn't work

All the AAA batteries whether non-rechargeable alkaline (Duracell, Energizer, Rayovac, Varta, Maxell, Panasonic, Sony, Sanyo, etc) will do. Each of these types of batteries has a voltage of 1.5V
You can also use rechargeable NiCd (Nickel-Cadmium) or NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) 1.2V AAA. However TI Instruments say that under no circumstances should one use rechargeable batteries.

The trivial possible reasons why the the Duracell did not work are:
  1. The lot was depleted.--Replace with fresh ones
  2. The electrical terminals may be broken or dirty or corroded by a previous acid leak.---Clean the terminal even if they appear shiny. The eraser tip of a pencil should be good to rub away any dirt.
  3. You did not place them correctly: Wrong polarity. This is a very common mistake (I know from my own experience).

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RCA headphones - nicad or alkaline batteries WHP141

Your wireless headphone unit requires two rechargeable AAA batteries.
Rechargeable batteries are uncharged when you purchase them. Before
you can use the wireless headphones, the batteries must be charged for
16 hours. Follow these steps to install and charge the batteries.
Installing the Rechargeable Batteries
Take care to follow these steps to correctly install the batteries.
1. On the right headphone, locate the battery compartment (1).
Use the finger depression on the compartment to turn the battery
compartment cover counterclockwise to remove the cover.
2. Insert two AAA rechargeable batteries, carefully following the
markings inside to ensure the batteries are inserted properly, with
the + and - ends in the correct positions.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
Charging the Rechargeable Batteries
To recharge the headset unit, follow the directions below. Note: The
cradle/transmitter on the WHP141 is not a recharging cradle, although
you may place the headset in the cradle during recharging.
Follow these steps to recharge the NiMH rechargeable batteries.
1. Make sure the ON/OFF switch (2), located on the right headphone,
is in the OFF position.
2. Connect the AC/DC main power adapter to the DC IN power
supply socket (11), located on the back of the cradle/transmitter.
3. Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet.
4. Connect the charging cable (10), located on the back of the
cradle/transmitter to the recharging input (3), located on the right
headphone. The headphones can either be placed in the
cradle/transmitter or placed next to the unit. If the headphones are
connected correctly, the charging LED indicator light on the
cradle/transmitter (8) illuminate.

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What did the manual say about operating conditions or how long it takes for the batteries to charge. Let that guide you.

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