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  • MikeJ
  • North Carolina, United States
We haven't used this Walkie Model 101T-F40L in years and the battery is dead. It's 24 volt btw, Unfortunately, it is not obvious how to change this other then to spend $2400 with a local material handling supplier.

I understand that it takes 4- 6 volt marine batteries but we can't figure out to get the cover off and inside to see. There is nothing in the documentation other then to say to read the manual that comes with the battery charger. I don't have anything on that. Their is a Champion logo on the cover and a label that says Pow'r Pak' however

Any ideas or comments would be appreciated
  • Posted 14 May 2014 05:23 AM
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  • edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
champion 'power pack' battery packs are 4 each, 12 volt, gel filled batteries, usually 24 series batteries, but may be side mounted. the cover may pull straight up and out, or may have a bolt that is accessed in the top cover.
you will want to spend the money for the correct new batteries if you need to use this jack on a regular basis.

"it's not rocket surgery"
  • Posted 14 May 2014 08:21 AM
The lead acid pack is cheaper and tougher, but needs watering every month without fail. A single bolt in the middle holds the battery pack in, then you need a stand to lift up the pack, or another forklift.
  • Posted 14 May 2014 10:37 AM
  • swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
if it is an older champion battery pack you 'might' be able to use lead acid batteries but most of the ones i see now use the AGM or GEL batteries because they are mounted on thier sides. They have to be sealed so they will not leak because of the way they are mounted.

You can find these batteries alot cheaper from 3rd party battery companies. Buying them from champion or a dealer is just nuts unless you like paying twice over what you can get them for elsewhere ;o)

You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com
  • Posted 14 May 2014 11:08 PM
So, what was the end result ???

I'm old. Most stuff I was trained on is in the museum or on the History Channel.
  • Posted 5 Sep 2014 02:46 PM
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