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Tips on storing batteries, film, and strobes in the freezer to prolongue their life.
CAMERA 35 Jan 1980 (v.25#1) pg. 18

How to increase the speed of a Minolta XD-11 auto-winder from 2 up to 3.5 frames per second by applying more battery power. Two external battery power packs you can make yourself are described.
CAMERA 35 Jan 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 22

Modifying the light-meter circuit inside a camera to use silver oxide cells instead of the banned mercury oxide batteries. A description of the modification process.
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 8

Photoflash power sustem. Build a high-capacity power system for an electronic flash unit. Combines a compact, gelled-electrolyte, lead-acid storage battery (which hangs on your belt) with a homemade adapter for the AA battery compartment in the flashgun.

Special VOM for photographers. Checks flashlight cells under load, B-C flashgun cells, high voltage electronic flash batteries and sync cords. Est. cost: $8.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1966 (v.3#2) pg. 93

The battery mess unscrambled. How to pick the right batteries for flash or camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1975 (v.39#4) pg. 84

How to test batteries for use in cameras and flashguns.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 21

Tips to improve battery life in photographic equipment.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Christmas 1976 (v.40#13) pg. 122

How to tear apart rechargeable nicad D cells to retrieve the sub-C cells which are contained inside. These sub-C cells can then be connected together into a larger nicad battery for use in photoflash equipment.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1978 (v.42#1) pg. 61

Some tips on interchanging power packs on some of the professional strobes which use 500-volt batteries.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 48

Photoflash units may or may not be able to use nicads interchangeably with alkaline batteries. Some tips.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1978 (v.42#5) pg. 49

Make a push-button remote cable release, a remote battery pack, and a remote shutter release for a camera equipped with an auto winder. Made from readily available electronic parts.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1979 (v.43#7) pg. 96

Tips on cleaning camera batteries and battery compartments.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 74

How to get the most out of your nicad batteries. Part 1. How to determine whether you should use them in your electronic flash.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1981 (v.45#1) pg. 20

How to get the most out of your nicad batteries. Part 2. Revive "dead" nicads with this charger/condensor setup. Also tips on maintaining the cells.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 48

List of cameras and meters which can use the new manganese-oxide batteries which are less expensive than silver-oxide.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1981 (v.45#3) pg. 41, 158

Additional cameras and light meters which can utilize the new manganese dioxide batteries.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1981 (v.45#5) pg. 22, 136

Comparison test of three different brands of AA nicad batteries for photographic use.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1981 (v.45#7) pg. 42

How to make a remote battery pack for your camera, flash, etc. so that you can keep the batteries in your pocket during cold weather.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1981 (v.45#8) pg. 54

How to rig Canon cameras to operate entirely off their motor drive batteries for better cold weather operation.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1982 (v.46#1) pg. 38

How to attach a high-voltage power pack from one manufacturer to the flash unit from a different manufacturer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1982 (v.46#1) pg. 112
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1982 (v.46#6) pg. 8

How to attach medium and large-size Gel cells to compact flash units using trailer connectors.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1984 (v.48#7) pg. 8

Tip: Remove one or more batteries when cameras and flash units are packed for traveling.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1986 (v.50#1) pg. 7

Tips on using gelled lead-acid battery packs with your camera's flash unit.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1986 (v.50#5) pg. 61

Tips on using rechargeable batteries or packs to power your flash unit. Part 1.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1986 (v.50#8) pg. 4
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1986 (v.50#12) pg. 4

Tips on using rechargeable batteries or packs to power your flash unit. Part 2.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.50#9) pg. 64

Tips on using rechargeable batteries or packs to power your flash unit. Part 3.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1986 (v.50#12) pg. 102

Tips on adapting those nickel-cadmium batteries used in radio-controlled aircraft for use in camera flash units, motor drives, etc.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1988 (v.52#1) pg. 51

Tip tells how to quickly insert all four replacement batteries in a flash unit with one simple motion.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1988 (v.52#2) pg. 43

All about batteries, the most misunderstood piece of photographic equipment.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1998 (v.19#2) pg. 48
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Nov-Dec 1998 (v.19#6) pg. 17

Tips on selecting and maintaining camera batteries.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1983 (v.12#2) pg. 78

Build an accurate, reliable battery tester for determining the condition of the batteries most commonly used in photo equipment. Allows testing the batteries under load conditions. Est. cost: $30.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 73

The portable power roundup. A photographer's guide to batteries.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1987 (v.15#10) pg. 20

How to get the most from your high-voltage flash batteries.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1981 (v.24#5) pg. 10B

Cold weather photography. Part 2. Batteries, shutters, and lubricants.
PHOTOMETHODS Oct 1981 (v.24#10) pg. 26

Tip on discharging Metz NiCd batteries.
PHOTOMETHODS Aug 1987 (v.30#8) pg. 6

Tip on adapting currently-available rechargeable batteries to older electronic flash equipment.
PHOTOMETHODS Mar 1990 (v.33#3) pg. 40

Flash-battery tester. Use this project and your personal computer to determine how a particular brand or type of battery will perform in your electronic photoflash unit and store a permanent record of the test results.

Build a high-capacity power system for your electronic photoflash unit. A gelled-electrolyte storage battery on your belt is attached via a cable and adapter to your "AA" battery-powered flash unit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1989 (v.6#9) pg. 67

Build a flash-battery tester. Used in conjunction with your PC, it evaluates different batteries for use in your photoflash and records a permanent record of how they performed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 64

Living with batteries. Valuable tips on choosing, using, and storing batteries for camera equipment. Chart indicates what happens to camera functions if battery fails.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1980 (v.87#1) pg. 112

Lithium batteries for photo applications. A look at the pros and cons of using them.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.94#11) pg. 114

Cameras and meters live on batteries, but all batteries are not equal. A comprehensive look at mercury, lithium, and silver-oxide batteries suitable for photographic use.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.95#7) pg. 26

Lithium batteries. What you need to know about using these batteries in photographic equipment.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1988 (v.95#12) pg. 50

Questions and answers about using nicad batteries in photographic equipment.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1989 (v.96#9) pg. 42

Tip: Solving the Olympus OM-4 battery-drain problem.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1989 (v.96#10) pg. 8

Tip on using a hand warmer to keep a camera's batteries warm outside during the winter.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1990 (v.97#5) pg. 22

Tips on selecting and using rapid-chargers and nicads for photographic use.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1990 (v.97#5) pg. 30
Correction POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1990 (v.97#7) pg. 64

User test of Excell's new 850 MAH Ni-Cd AA batteries in photo equipment.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1991 (v.98#1) pg. 22

Status report on older photographic batteries, their availability, possible replacements, and the future trend for photo batteries.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1991 (v.98#5) pg. 32

Tips on extending the life of camera batteries, especially the expensive lithium ones.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1991 (v.98#8) pg. 27

Suitability of the newer nickel metal-hydride rechargeable batteries in photographic applications.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1992 (v.99#2) pg. 46

Use of lithium AA batteries in photo equipment is examined.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1992 (v.99#11) pg. 16

Batteries. Which should you use for photo equipment and why. Includes instructions on how to test, store and service batteries.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1993 (v.100#3) pg. 58

Tip on adapting alkaline cells to replace mercury cells in some photo equipment.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1993 (v.57#6) pg. 130

Comments on replacing mercury cells in photographic equipment with the new Duracell alkaline products.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1994 (v.58#1) pg. 18
Added Info POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1994 (v.58#7) pg. 94

Comments on selecting and using button batteries in cameras and using the new Eveready AA-sized lithium batteries in photographic equipment.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1994 (v.58#2) pg. 16

User test of the Rayovac "Renewal" rechargeable alkaline battery system in photographic applications.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1994 (v.58#7) pg. 56

Alternatives to mercury batteries in photographic equipment noted.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1994 (v.58#9) pg. 144

Tips on storing photographic film, printing papers, and batteries in a refrigerator.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1994 (v.58#10) pg. 54

How to care for batteries.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1995 (v.59#10) pg. 50

Tip on using a glass-fiber sanding pen to clean up battery corrosion inside cameras, etc.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1997 (v.61#5) pg. 14

Best how-to tips to care for camera batteries.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1998 (v.62#10) pg. 77

Comparison of the lastest rechargeable AA batteries for photo use. Looks at both NiCd and NiMH (nickel-metal hydride).
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1999 (v.63#1) pg. 36

Eight camera battery-care tips and thirteen rechargable battery don'ts.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 2002 (v.66#1) pg. 40

Tips on substitutions you can make for button cell mercury batteries in older cameras.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 2002 (v.66#9) pg. 41

Adapter to convert AC house current to replace 2 penlight cells in photo flashgun.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Feb-Mar 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 33

Build the "ultimate" camera battery as an alternative to lithium cells. Power your 6-volt camera with anything from a 9-volt alkaline to your car battery. Transform a dead lithium battery into a 6-volt regulator using this simple circuit.
SHUTTERBUG #289 Oct 1994 (v.23#12) pg. 139

Photo batteries. The essential accessory. A look at the current crop of batteries and tips on their use.
SHUTTERBUG #311 Aug 1996 (v.25#10) pg. 134

Build a battery pack for your flash using a 6-volt gel cell or lead acid battery. Est. cost: $25.
SHUTTERBUG #345 Jun 1999 (v.28#8) pg. 154

Selecting the right batteries for use in photo equipment. Some tips on both standard and rechargeable styles.
SHUTTERBUG #345 Jun 1999 (v.28#8) pg. 214

Tip on reducing battery compartment corrosion and increasing the reliability of the contacts in a motion picture camera.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Dec 1980 (v.8#8) pg. 8

How to adapt Polaroid SX70 film cartridge batteries for movie camera use. The cartridge contains a 9-volt battery.
SUPER-8 FILMAKER Mar-Apr 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 14

Camcorder batteries and recharging systems explained. Advice on how to match batteries to hardware.
VIDEOMAKER Oct 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 70