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The battery from Lowes was the perfect solution for my Oreck AV-701B vacuum. In this vacuum, however, the wires are soldered to the battery leading to a plug which powers the vacuum. You will have to desolder the old battery and solder the new one. This is easy soldering and any friend with a soldering iron could do it for you in two minutes. The improved (restored) power is amazing.

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If it doesn't hold a charge, you will have to replace the batteries.

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The battery can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot in the lighting dept. The battery is used in emergency exit lights. It costs about $15.

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