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battery MS76 replacement?

Clive Murray-White , Sep 18, 2013; 06:11 p.m.

To be on the safe side I'm just checking to see if this is the correct silver oxide 1.5v button camera battery replacement for MS76 used in an old Contax 139 that I thought should be brought back to life.

Duracell MS76 Silver Oxide Battery, 1.5volt seems like it should be OK, what do you reckon?

Thanks in advance - Clive

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Jim Momary , Sep 18, 2013; 07:52 p.m.

Fairly far down on the page ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_sizes

As far as I know, MS76 is =

SR44, 1107SO, 1066A, AG13, S05, S15, BLR44, S15, 228, AG13, 280-08, 280-904, G13-A, 10L14, 10SL17, D357, D76, MS76H, BS07, BSR44H, A76, 541, EPX76, S76E, GP57, GP76, GPA76, G13F, G13R, GS13, KS76, 2013, 313, LR44, SR44P, SR07, MGA-2200, 357A, SP76, SR44, LX S-76, A76, 23-009, RS76, RS76-2, RW22, RW42, RW82, 228, R357, SB-F9, 76-S, KA, T535B, SR44W, SR44SW, V13GA, V76HS, V76PX , L1154, A01, PX76A, LR44, 357, A200/GP76A, KA76, KA, LR1154, L1154F et al.

Jim M.

Clive Murray-White , Sep 18, 2013; 08:14 p.m.

Thanks Jim - In a way that list says exactly why the question is so confusing, if you get my drift.

Don Coppola , Sep 24, 2013; 03:50 p.m.

Office depot carries a 3 pk of Energizer SO357 for around $4/5. Used them for years. Work fine.

Clive Murray-White , Sep 24, 2013; 04:50 p.m.

Thanks Don

David Lyga , Oct 08, 2013; 04:27 p.m.

I live in Philadelphia but was also in Connecticut recently. Dollar Tree is a chain of dollar stores on the East Coast and they sell this battery (Sunbeam label) four for $1. (Other button batteries as well). Honestly, they might not last quite as long but I keep them in my freezer and never have to worry. - David Lyga

Clive Murray-White , Oct 08, 2013; 04:56 p.m.

Thanks David, problem solved, we've discovered, here in Australia, that an office supplies chain, keeps the batteries.

Thanks again - Clive

David Kaye , Oct 26, 2013; 11:25 p.m.

Just don't use alkalines.

John Hermanson , Dec 19, 2013; 10:09 p.m.

Batteries like LR44 and A76 are Alkaline cells and are not equal to silver oxide. Specifically, in cameras like Olympus OM-2/2N, alkaline batteries were created after the camera was designed and cause meter error and shutter lock. John

Marcus Kaneshiro , Mar 26, 2015; 03:33 p.m.

I'd like to add that 357s, while the correct size, do not have the same discharge characteristics as a 76.


The Energizer EPX76s are specifically marketed as "photo" batteries and if you compare the data sheets, you can see that they are very different from the 357s.

ENERGIZER 357/303H: http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/357-303hz.pdf

ENERGIZER 357/303: http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/357-303Z.pdf

ENERGIZER EPX76: http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/EPX76Z.pdf
I just bought some Energizer 357s, but I think I'm going to try the EPX76, instead (they also seem to be quite a bit more expensive, sigh).

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