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    Re: question on air sextant MKIX
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2007 Feb 11, 22:32 -0500

    C sized batteries will work with the MK IX. You only need two. I have had
    the same set in mine for several years. Both C and D are 1.5 volts. As they
    are installed in series, the total power output is 3 volts.
    If you really want to splurge on good batteries, go for lithium, however,
    regular Duracell copper tops will work just fine.
    One last word of caution: always remove the batteries if you do not intend
    to use the sextant for long periods of time.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "alex" 
    To: "NavList" 
    Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 8:04 PM
    Subject: [NavList 2158] question on air sextant MKIX
    > As I understand the batteries exactly fitting this sextant MkIX
    > are not produced anymore.
    > What sort of batteries can be used?
    > My (superficial) investigation shows that C-size batteries
    > are likely to fit in diameter. How many are needed?
    > The batteries only have to feed 2 bulbs.
    > Are these 3 volts or 1.5 volts bulbs?
    > In general, what is the difference between size C and size D
    > batteries? Both are 1.5 volts, but size C is smaller.
    > Alex.
    > >
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