Wein Cells

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by Donald Harpold, May 2, 2021.

  1. Hello
    Just a question on Wein Cells, do they need to be refrigerated, and do they really last a year as claimed on some sites?
  2. m42dave

    m42dave Dave E.


    I'm not aware that the manufacturer recommends cold storage, and I have never refrigerated any of my batteries. I use zinc-air hearing aid batteries in a few voltage-sensitive cameras and meters, and find that they usually last between 6-9 months in use, sometimes longer if you remove them and replace the foil seal over the holes. The Wein cells as I recall only have one air hole, so that may extend their life a bit versus hearing aid batteries.

    Last edited: May 3, 2021
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  3. Like Dave, I just use hearing aid batteries. Cheap, easily available, do the job, last 6 months or more.
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  4. Thanks guys
    Appreciate it

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