Re: NTLK OMP Battey

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Wed Dec 15 1999 - 02:44:00 EST

On 12/14/99 6:05 PM, thomas [] wrote:

>I have just recently acquired an original message pad, but the battery will
>not hold a charge. It is some weird block with 3-4 batters in side of it.
>Is this something I can by somewhere else? Does the OMP charge batteries or
>do I need a separate charger?

The OMP's came with a battery cage to let you use 4 standard AAA's. Did
you get that. If not, I think NewtonOZ has them.

You can probably use rechargeables, too, although you may not want to
risk charging them in the unit itself in case they leak or something
(although I think it can be done; there's a switch that needs to be
pushed down to tell it you've got rechargeables in instead of alkalines;
people usually use a stiff thin piece of cardboard to do it.

It'd recommend an external charger though.

OMP's eat batteries for breakfast (they used AAA's rather than the AA's
that all models since have used.) so keep a spare set ON YOUR PERSON at
all will need it.

 - Bill

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