2
\$\begingroup\$

I just got a XD-11 and it needs a battery.

The user guide references a Eveready S-76 but I can't find info on the S-76 battery model.

What is the proper battery to use in a Minolta XD-11 today?

\$\endgroup\$
1
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ When I typed Eveready S-76 into a search engine I found many replacements that seemed to be hearing aid button cells. Does that seem to be the right shape for what you want? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 13, 2022 at 4:44

1 Answer 1

5
\$\begingroup\$

1.35V Mercury Oxide batteries are now banned. These batteries were popular in cameras as they held a constant 1.35V while discharging which was good for accurate light meter readings in older cameras of the 1950s and 1960s.

Newer cameras like your XD-11 have “bridge circuits” that do not need a specific voltage to maintain accurate light meter readings. The user manual for the XD-11 specified S76 1.5V “Siver Oxide” batteries but these can be difficult to find.

enter image description here

1.5V LR44 lithium batteries are most often used as replacements because they are the same size and voltage. The Minolta XD-11 uses two of these batteries to produce 3 volts.

enter image description here

Here is a full list of comparable S76 replacement batteries:

G13, AG13, LR44, L1154, LR1154, 357, SR44, A76, SG13, 303, 303-1, V303, D303, SP303, V303, 357, D357, V357, GS14, SR44W, SR44SW, MS76, GP76, V76HS, WS16, 280-08, A, SB-A9, S1154, SR1154, SR47, S76E, S06, 1130SO, G13A, RPX675, D76A, V13GA, PX76A, PX675A, GPA76, 1128MP, 1166A

Another battery which some people use is a single 1/3N which is 3V and the same size as two LR44 batteries. These are also called 2L76, CR1/3N, and CR11108.

enter image description here

enter image description here

\$\endgroup\$
1
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Note: "1.5V" batteries are always good to replace with LR44 etc., "1.35V" batteries like PX625, as used in some even older cameras with non-active electronics (eg SR-T series), are a much more complicated matter, since the calibration of these cameras relies on exact battery characteristics.... \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 13, 2022 at 9:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.