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Question re Fisher 1265-X batteries / voltage / wiring

Blackthorn

New member
Hi folks – new here, and to the hobby. I just bought a Fisher 1265-X, more for finding buried pipes, cables, and dropped bolts in the grass than goodies, though wouldn't turn the latter down if encountered. Question please: I see that some previous owner has wired in a pair of 9V (what we used to call "transistor radio") batteries, instead of the array of 8 x AA. (The internal holders for the AAs are gone.) I'm naturally concerned the 9Vs are giving too much voltage for the electronics. How were the original battery holders wired – each foursome in series, therefore 6V, and then the two foursomes in parallel, still 6V? Or were all 8 AAs in series, thus 12V?

Best, I know, to obtain suitable replacement AA battery holders, which I will – but then I'll still have to know how to wire them in.

(Have sent a similar message to Fisher Labs, but they haven't responded yet.)

Thanks all
 

BigTony

Well-known member
Blackthorn, that reminds me of the Catskills resort of the same name. I can’t help with wiring so You might want to post this same question in the other forum, Modification forum. Plenty of folks fixing or changing older machines.
I bought new battery holders at Mouser online. You might need to match a picture of yours to their site to get a match.
I had a fisher CZ 7 changed from 9 volt to two 6 pack double A’s with new battery holders, works great.
Also I believe 6 double A’s equal one 9 volt, 1.5 x 6 equals 9. 1.5 x 8 equals 12 volts. So post this in the other forum and see what comes up.
Is Fisher still in business, if so call them.
Tony
 

Blackthorn

New member
Managed to find the more-or-less OEM AA battery holders here in Europe: https://www.ebay.fr/itm/30366435350...tmex3PNSinTO7Ybn5OLPCHI+k=|tkp:Bk9SR7axpdipYQ. Will thus restore original voltage and forget all worries.

(Thanks to Carl-NC for above message, plus DaveK-NC for also specifying the part in recent thread https://www.findmall.com/threads/fisher-1265-x-1266-x-battery-holders-available.359662/.)

Wouldn't mind a battery cover and screw knob, if anyone knows where to order one, so I don't have to resort to duct tape. Merry Christmas all
 

Carl-NC

Active member
Wouldn't mind a battery cover and screw knob, if anyone knows where to order one, so I don't have to resort to duct tape. Merry Christmas all
I found a battery cover in my stock of Fisher parts. It's NOS but the foam battery cushions will need replacing (easy-peasy). PM me your address and I'll mail it to you.
 

Blackthorn

New member
Carl-NC that's most extremely kind of you! I can't PM yet; apparently I have to wait till 14 days after my registration. Will get back to you in a few days. Happy new year
 

Blackthorn

New member
I found a battery cover in my stock of Fisher parts. It's NOS but the foam battery cushions will need replacing (easy-peasy). PM me your address and I'll mail it to you.
Hi Carl-NC – will take a little longer to be able to PM you. Thanks in advance for patience
 
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