Nikon MN-2 battery pack for MD-4 motor drive

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  1. Chan Tran

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    I have an MN-2 battery pack which I bought used and recelled them about 10 years ago. It worked great but now I need to recell it again. I couldn't find the same cells I used before. Anyone knows where I can get the same cells again?
     
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    What cells are they?

    I used NiMh cells in a Metz battery with excellent results, maybe they'll work for yours.
     
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    I used these
    http://www.tenergy.com/10300
    but they are no longer available. They have to be smaller than regular AA because there are 14 cells in the pack to give it the extra voltage to drive the motor to 5.5 fps otherwise it's only 3.8 fps with 8 AA's. I use the rechargeable battery for speed not for economy as I don't use it enough to worry about battery cost.
     
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    "Batteries in a flash" llists them as in stock.
     
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    I search their website and can't find it. Can you provide a link?
     
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    I got some replacement cells for one of mine a few months ago from an ebay seller in China.
     
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    Can you tell me where?
     
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    Transaction no longer in my history but pretty sure I got these. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-AA-Ni-C...%3A56bd6ff415d0abda6d3cdc87fffffb48%7Ciid%3A1

    Original cells fitted by Nikon were only 270mh. These are 400 so hold more charge. Read you need to run a full charge on the MH-2 & then run it for another hour to fully charge the increased capacity. One day I will get round to recelling my pack. Got a second one that works OK so its a low priority. On a mobile so hope link works. Will edit in the morning when on a PC if it doesn't.
     
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    if you need i can convert to use normal batteries.
     
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    I need the motor drive to run at 5fps.
     
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    Would using lithium primary as batteries give that extras voltage? Would be expensive in the long run, though
     
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    The NiCad pack not only supply extra voltage but it also has a raised piece to tell the motor drive that it's installed.
     
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    I am looking for a 're-celling' service for my MN-2 battery pack....any leads?
     
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