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 How do I connect a modern 9 Volt battery to a 1960's HMV Radio
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:44:41 AM on 28 January 2019.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 2 July 2017
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This is probably a question that has been asked many times before.......

Is there a simple adapter I can buy so that I can connect a modern 9 volt battery to my vintage HMV Townsman (J6-19) & HMV Rangemaster (J4-17).

I would rather not take the original connector off if possible.

Thank you

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:25:55 AM on 28 January 2019.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
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The Townsman & Rangemaster both use a Eveready type 276P battery.

In the past I used to cut of the plug, solder a 9 volt (216) battery connector & use with 6 x AA battery pack. Nowadays I use a Philips transistor AC power pack which is specifically designed for 276P plugs.

I have never heard of a battery to battery adaptor for the 276P plug. You could try and fashion one yourself using a 6 x AA battery pack. Or even better, find an old 276P battery and hollow it out, keeping the socket, and stuff inside a 6 x AA battery pack.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:08:06 PM on 28 January 2019.
Pitchersj's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Thanks Monochrone

This is most helpful information.

Where would I get one of the Philips Power packs from ??

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:06:02 PM on 28 January 2019.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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In this video, the guy shows how to make a replica 276P battery:


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