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Here on the forum, they told me to replace the backup battery, because the X108G starts up with 14.270, CW, 500 Hz. And also the time starts with 0.00 every time when I start the unit up. When I opened up the unit, I saw another battery then I expected. And it was soldered to the print. It was a MS920SE-FL27E, as the service amnual said. I only had some bigger lithium batterys, so I take a CR2032, soldered to wires on it, wrap it in some tape, and soldered on the 2 solderpoints for it, then with some double sided tape I stick it on the print. I know not the most beautiful solution, but it works. I only had to remove the battery a litle bit to the left, because otherwise it doesn't fit. But this works fine.
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Do you know the model of the older battery? de Frank KG9H
 

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Here on the forum, they told me to replace the backup battery, because the X108G starts up with 14.270, CW, 500 Hz. And also the time starts with 0.00 every time when I start the unit up. When I opened up the unit, I saw another battery then I expected. And it was soldered to the print. It was a MS920SE-FL27E, as the service amnual said. I only had some bigger lithium batterys, so I take a CR2032, soldered to wires on it, wrap it in some tape, and soldered on the 2 solderpoints for it, then with some double sided tape I stick it on the print. I know not the most beautiful solution, but it works. I only had to remove the battery a litle bit to the left, because otherwise it doesn't fit. But this works fine.
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Hello
the MS920SE-FL27E battery is rechargeable did you disable the charging system? otherwise it will bring tension in the cr2032 is not the most suitable ...
where can i find the service manual you refer?
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i found the service manual...
 

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The first version of the X108G used the solder to the board MS920SE-FL27E rechargeable battery. There are at least two versions of the X108G. A later version uses a CR1220 battery which is not rechargeable and clips into a holder. What doesn't make sense is why they put all the diodes and secondary voltage in. If they had just tied the battery to pin 6, the VBAT pin on the STM32F103VET6, it would have supplied a trickle charge to keep the rechargeable battery in version 1 charged, according to documentation for the chip.
 
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The first version of the X108G used the solder to the board MS920SE-FL27E rechargeable battery. There are at least two versions of the X108G. A later version uses a CR1220 battery which is not rechargeable and clips into a holder. What doesn't make sense is why they put all the diodes and secondary voltage in. If they had just tied the battery to pin 6, the VBAT pin on the STM32F103VET6, it would have supplied a trickle charge to keep the rechargeable battery in version 1 charged, according to documentation for the chip.

Hello,
I have acquired a 2nd hand X108G and find it to be a great little radio, but it has the "battery" problem.
I just wondered if there was a way (based on your reply above) to determine by serial number which type of battery I should anticipate being in my radio ?? The serial number of my radio is CXG11075.

Tks / 73's

Andy B
 

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I bought the original battery rechargeable but after installation no more rx and tx.
 

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Does anyone have the final verdict on the best option to replace the battery? Should I look for a small nicad battery or use a CR2023? By now this radio should have experienced hundreds of battery replacements.
 

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