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Kenwood TS890 Clock keeps resetting after brief power outage

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It has a battery but I tested it and its good and the radio is only a year old.
I use a Samlex 1223 to power it.
It only does this when the radio is on and the power goes off for about 10 seconds.

Is something trying to run the radio off the clock battery?
For $5000CAD I'd think this kinda shit wouldn't happen, but I guess not
 

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I shut off the radio and turned off the PS and unplugged everything yesterday because there was some lightning. it was only an hour and the clock was reset.
maybe I'll replace the battery even though its good, maybe it cant handle a load?
strange
 

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I have never had problems with mine, when I go away for many days I turn off ps, otherwise it is always on. I made a total reset once and I had to adjust the time. Possibly the battery is gone, or maybe the contacts are dirty. Good luck .
 

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I pulled it out to check it today. its dead as a nit.
right on kenwood! I drove all over town, nobody has one, can barely find one online within 5000km. its obviously a piece of crap if its dead in 2 years. theres 3v there for it too.
Mouser does not presently sell this product in your region.
Digikey cant ship them either, totally awesome battery choice
 
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I bought about 10 of these a year or 2 ago from Amazon for about $5.00 to replace the batteries in a friends TS-940.

Might be an option??

73
David
 

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I bought about 10 of these a year or 2 ago from Amazon for about $5.00 to replace the batteries in a friends TS-940.

Might be an option??

73
David
ya I thought of that but it needs to be rechargeable and this thing is tiny. I'm not sure what the charging circuit would allow. Its a good idea and if I find a ml614 and it dies again in 1 year then I'll have to find a way to go that route.
That is a good idea though thank you
 

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I pulled it out to check it today. its dead as a nit.
right on kenwood! I drove all over town, nobody has one, can barely find one online within 5000km. its obviously a piece of crap if its dead in 2 years. theres 3v there for it too.
Mouser does not presently sell this product in your region.
Digikey cant ship them either, totally awesome battery choice
The battery was probably sitting around for a few years before it was put in the radio.
 

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