Shartcast? No, that's not it...

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  1. carpkiller

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    Muahahahaha!
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    Smartcast gadget does its job as a depth finder and even metered a couple fish yesterday.
    Turns out there's a nonreplaceable battery in the sending unit that supposedly has a 3 year shelf life. Had I known that, wouldn't have bought it...but it is working. If it ups my game a bit maybe I'll buy a big boy fish finder....
     
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    IMG_0137.JPG I have a couple of Lucky hand held wireless units from E-bay. They are inexpensive and have replaceable batteries. The red one is better, and has a more traditional display mode. The yellow one is sort of goofy, using feature icons for structure and cover. I bought a Smartcast soon after they came out on the market. The transducer lasted for several years and was still going strong, when the little wristwatch thingiemajig took a dump, and the buttons didn't work anymore.
     
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    I would bet that battery is replaceable when the time comes...
     
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    You would think so. But when the rechargeable batteries in my Sonicare toothbrush wore out, I thought it would be a simple matter to replace them. No, the contacts were welded on and the batteries themselves were very securely epoxied in place. The batteries themselves were standard rechargeable batteries. Pisses me off that companies design their products so they can't be repaired.
     
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    Grab the soldering iron...
     
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    I can do the soldering, it was the epoxy potting that stopped me.
     
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    Epoxy has several good solvents...
     
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    Sulphuric acid does a great job of dissolving epoxy plus the rest of the components the toothbrush is made of. As do many of the other epoxy strippers.

    So the replacement Sonicare I bought uses replaceable AA cells but I just put rechargeable NiMH AAs in instead and now I don't have to scrap the toothbrush when the cells wear out.
     
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