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Can an ION8650 replacement battery be used within an ION8500 meter?

Published date: 14 June 2020

Issue
A customer is recieiving a low battery warning for an ION 8500 meter and would like to know if the same replacement battery specifications as the 8650 can be used.

Product Line
ION 8500 series

Environment
Meter battery

Resolution
Yes, the same replacement battery specifications for the ION 8650 can be used for 8500 meters as well.

Type Lithium LiSOCL2
Nominal Capacity 1.0 Ah
Rated Voltage 3.6 V
Dimensions 16.8 mm (0.61 in) diameter 28.5 mm (1.13 in) height
Connector Gold-plated

The ION8650 User Guide from 2015 contains instructions for replacing the battery on page 132. These instructions can also be viewed at this link.

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