Replacement Battery Information
This is a lists of the type of batteries used by Zero 88 products.
WARNING: This battery replacement should only be carrired out by authorised personel.
Battery type 3.6v, 150mAh Varta Mempac
The older products will have had NiCad and can be identified as having a blue cover. These are the direct replacements.
CR2032 coin cell battery.
*Note on Frog and Fat Frogs.
Early version (pre November 2001) of these desks had a different style of mother board that has the Varta battery fitted.
Frog desks are difficult to identify without opening even using the serial number as there was a cross over period when we changed type of PCB. A quick guide is anything with a serial number starting 0073001 01XXXXXX will be a Varta battery. Desk serial number 073001 02XXXXXX will be a CR2032
Fat Frogs can be identified by looking at the DMX sockets, if the outer surround is silver then it will be a Varta battery. If the outer surround is black it will be a CR2032 coin cell battery.
All other Frog series consoles use the CR2032 coin cell battery
**Note on Sirius 250 and 500
There are two PCB that have a battery fitted in these desks.
The front panel interface board (PCIF card) which had a Vatra battery fitted and a standard PC mother board.
The PC mother boards came with a variety of different types of batteries or re-chargeable cells.
The desk would have to be opened to confirm what type is fitted.