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Console Clock - Alternative
#1
Got tired of looking for a replacement clock for less than $125.00 .

So I purchased and tried this quartz clock that is battery Operated ("AA" battery) and it seems to have worked ok for me .

If you are looking for a replacement clock this may be the ticket for something close.
Close in appearance , just keep in mind to change the battery once a year Smile

https://www.impactautopartsstore.com/clo...97173.html

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#2
Or, get one of these, and eliminate the battery.
https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Conver...DBVA1K8NMG

Draws about 8 mA (0.008 amp), plus the clock, which draws much less, probably around 1 mA.

I don't know why the maker of this clock doesn't have a hard wired option available, less than a dollar for the components for a 12 volt to 1.5 volt regulator circuit.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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#3
+1 with Don. Why make a replacement part you got to keep changing battery.
I noticed original price was $99.95. Obviously maker is aware of rarity and happy to overcharge for a clock probably made in China for a couple of dollars

Steve
1971 Grandé
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(04-06-2019, 09:51 PM)Don C Wrote: Or, get one of these, and eliminate the battery.
https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Conver...DBVA1K8NMG

Draws about 8 mA (0.008 amp), plus the clock, which draws much less, probably around 1 mA.

I don't know why the maker of this clock doesn't have a hard wired option available, less than a dollar for the components for a 12 volt to 1.5 volt regulator circuit.

Great idea.  Price is right ..  Thanks for the idea on the converter.

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(04-06-2019, 09:06 PM)1973_Mustang_Conv Wrote: Got tired of looking for a replacement clock for less than $125.00 .

So I purchased and tried this quartz clock that is battery Operated ("AA" battery) and it seems to have worked ok for me .

If you are looking for a replacement clock this may be the ticket for something close.
Close in appearance , just keep in mind to change the battery once a year Smile

https://www.impactautopartsstore.com/clo...97173.html

Looks like it's 3D printed. No way would I want to have fiddle with changing a battery, but the ad dose say there is a remote harness available, or something like that.
Someone on the Facebook page comment negatively on a 3D printed one he bought if I remember.

I learn something new every day!
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#6
The remote harness just let's you mount the battery in a more convenient location, still have to change it once in a while. $10 for about $1 worth of parts.



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(04-09-2019, 12:05 PM)Don C Wrote: The remote harness just let's you mount the battery in a more convenient location, still have to change it once in a while. $10 for about $1 worth of parts.

I agree. Junk!

I learn something new every day!
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(04-09-2019, 02:32 PM)Stanglover Wrote:
(04-09-2019, 12:05 PM)Don C Wrote: The remote harness just let's you mount the battery in a more convenient location, still have to change it once in a while. $10 for about $1 worth of parts.

I agree. Junk!

One man's junk is another man's treasure ..   Smile

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