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  Army Radio Sales Co. :: Battery Adapter For AN/URC-68

  Battery Adapter For AN/URC-68
Battery Adapter For AN/URC-68

Battery Adapter For AN/URC-68

Radio Description:
AN/URC-68 Is a fully transistorized "Bail Out" emergency radio designed for pilots. Will net with both ground nautical and aircraft radios. Also saw use with Special Forces and pathfinder units.

Specifications:
Original battery designation BA-1112/U.

Construction:
10 "AA" type cells.

Adapter Substitutions:
8 "AAA" Cells.

Parts List:
4 - battery holders, hookup wire; black and red, 4 - 5/8" long machine screws with nuts and star washers, and plastic.

Instructions:
Using an X-Acto knife or a hot knife, score the battery case, as shown, along the case-lid glue joint. Score using very light, repeated cuts, so that you don't break the case. See [Figure 1].

[Figure 1]
[Figure 1]

Once the lid is off, you'll see 10 "AA" type cells glued inside & wired to the two connectors on the lid. Pry the cells apart carefully with a small screwdriver & cut the wires from the connectors. Throw the cells away.

Use a soldering iron to heat the solder, and remove the wires from the connectors. Take a piece of 2-1/2" long red hookup wire and strip off 1/4" off each end. Solder this to the positive (+) battery inside the connector. Strip a 4-1/2" piece of black hookup wire as noted above. Then solder it to the negative (-) battery inside the connector.

Using a sharp knife, scrape two slots as shown in [Figure 2], about 1/16", top to bottom. This will provide room for the battery holders.

[Figure 2]
[Figure 2]

Glue the battery holders as shown in [Figure 2]. Solder hookup wire as shown in [Figure 3].

[Figure 3]
[Figure 3]

Glue the 4 nuts into position as shown in [Figure 2]. Drill 4 matching holes in the lid. Insert the machine screws and star washers. "Washers" can be cut from plastic (a coffee can lid etc., is ideal) about 1/2" square with a hole punched in the center. Force these over the screws on from the inside of the lid, this will keep you from losing the screws.

Place 8 fresh "AAA" cells into the holders, screw down the lid (cover), and install on your radio.


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