My ESQ-1 is showing the message that the battery needs replacement. No problem. I can handle doing that.
- I contacted a mob here in Australia that carries batteries and they have told me that I can use a CR123A battery as a suitable replacement for the current BR-2/3A that is on the PCB.
When I checked the specs, the original shows ~1200mAh and the CR123A shows ~1300mAh. Does this difference cause an issue?
- The other question I have is whether the solution that some people do when they need to do this is to solder in a battery holder so the battery can easily be changed in the future. The caution that I saw from someone on the internet many years ago is to not do this since if the battery came out of the holder for some reason, the last thing you would want is a battery moving around in between the boards and causing some sort of electrical discharge where you don’t want it.
So 1) does that current figure matter? 2) holder or no holder?