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Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 02, 2019 03:55PM
Hi Folks,

I have a Tesoro unit that I got used some time ago, and it works just fine. I discovered that the 9 volt battery terminal has some wear on one of the prongs; likely due to some corrosion that was cleaned up I am guessing, the rest of the compartment and internals are clean.
While it works fine, I contacted Tesoro by email a few months back to see if the terminal could be replaced, but I was too late, I didn't get a reply and then they closed.
Does anyone know of any outfit who may be willing and able and qualified to check it out? Im not even sure if something like this could be serviced due to parts etc. No problems with the unit as far as i can tell, but wondering if its bad to keep
using it with one of the prongs being somewhat dull (not shiny).

Thanks!
Carlos



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2019 03:57PM by Carlos (CA).

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: December 02, 2019 04:19PM
Check with Keith Wills at Broken Detectors.

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 02, 2019 04:29PM
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chuck, ky
Check with Keith Wills at Broken Detectors.

Will do, thanks much!

Carlos

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: gwsears
Date: December 02, 2019 11:58PM
A little Brasso should shine it up.. If it works you have nothing to worry about.

HH,
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Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 04, 2019 12:54PM
Thanks for the Tip!

Best,
Carlos

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Jerry-Wi
Date: December 04, 2019 05:41PM
New clips for 9 volt batteries are pretty cheap. You can find them here:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Connector-I-Type-Plastic-Housing/dp/B07TRKYZCH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LLMPINNX5N2F&keywords=9+volt+battery+clip+connector&qid=1575502464&sprefix=9+volt+battery+cli%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3

However it will require some soldering skills to install them.

Jerry

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: vito
Date: December 05, 2019 10:49AM
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Carlos (CA)
Hi Folks,

I have a Tesoro unit that I got used some time ago, and it works just fine. I discovered that the 9 volt battery terminal has some wear on one of the prongs; likely due to some corrosion that was cleaned up I am guessing, the rest of the compartment and internals are clean.
While it works fine, I contacted Tesoro by email a few months back to see if the terminal could be replaced, but I was too late, I didn't get a reply and then they closed.
Does anyone know of any outfit who may be willing and able and qualified to check it out? Im not even sure if something like this could be serviced due to parts etc. No problems with the unit as far as i can tell, but wondering if its bad to keep
using it with one of the prongs being somewhat dull (not shiny).

Thanks!
Carlos

If it works as it should why repairing?

Happy Hunting

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 06, 2019 03:19PM
Hi there,
Well, I actually have a couple of the same model, my other unit is actually brand new never used, so I was thinking of selling this one; however, I was hoping to sell it in top shape to avoid an an unhappy customer. Buyers on the mainstream big E auction site can be fickle if they are inexperienced, and i don't wanna hassle with it.
Its the Silver Sabre Umax, with the red pinpoint button..below is the photo of the terminal.. Thanks for checkin' in!




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Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Sven
Date: December 06, 2019 06:40PM
Not uncommon to find the plating worn off. Take some 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and sand down to the clean copper where the plating is worn off. It will be good to go.



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Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: ToddB64
Date: December 07, 2019 03:10AM
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Carlos (CA)
Hi there,
Well, I actually have a couple of the same model, my other unit is actually brand new never used, so I was thinking of selling this one; however, I was hoping to sell it in top shape to avoid an an unhappy customer. Buyers on the mainstream big E auction site can be fickle if they are inexperienced, and i don't wanna hassle with it.
Its the Silver Sabre Umax, with the red pinpoint button..below is the photo of the terminal.. Thanks for checkin' in!

Carlos...….Check out this Nushine Silver Plating Solution 1.7 Oz - permanently plate PURE SILVER onto worn silver, brass, copper and bronze (ecofriendly formula) on Amazon.com. After you are on the page showing the full Ad, scroll down and read the Product Description. Some customer reviews are positive and some negative, but perhaps that was due to improper surface preparation and/or application.

I spent several hours on the Internet to help you and for my own benefit, searching for a Nickel or Silver liquid plating for DIY application in small quantity at economical cost and this was the best deal I could find. This is NOT just a silver polish or paint, but actually a permanent silver plating.

Hope this helps ! :smile:

ToddB64



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Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 07, 2019 02:17PM
great info Todd, thanks for diggin' it up! I'll check it out.

Very Best Regards
Carlos

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 07, 2019 02:23PM
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Jerry-Wi
New clips for 9 volt batteries are pretty cheap. You can find them here:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Connector-I-Type-Plastic-Housing/dp/B07TRKYZCH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LLMPINNX5N2F&keywords=9+volt+battery+clip+connector&qid=1575502464&sprefix=9+volt+battery+cli%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3

However it will require some soldering skills to install them.

Jerry
Pretty good option, thanks for the tip Jerry! looks like Amazon is a one stop shop..

Re: Tesoro 9 volt battery terminal
Posted by: Carlos (CA)
Date: December 07, 2019 02:31PM
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Sven
Not uncommon to find the plating worn off. Take some 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and sand down to the clean copper where the plating is worn off. It will be good to go.

Ah ha that makes sense, I wasn't convinced it was the result of corrosion. Thanks for the great tip!

Very best regards
Carlos