Really? Solder Tab Lithium Coin Cells?
Walmart has them. Thats where I got mine.
They do sell the lithium coin cells that REQUIRE a coin cell socket ... BUT I have never seen solder tab versions.
Why did the Eastern Asia radio mfg use these solder tab coin cells -- rather than just a coin cell holder/socket and off the shelf coin cells at your local drug store?
1. The coin cells are in MOBILE VHF/UHF radios of the 1990s electronics design era. Current state of the art memory does not require the separate battery approach.
2. A coin cell in a socket/holder can and will "pop-out" with typical G forces in automobiles/trucks. Radio then loses memories, stops functioning and has a lithium battery rattling around as a "potential short" for the radio.
3. Minimize operational issues -- avoid consumer/owner putting battery in (wrong polarity) and damaging radio components.
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