Monday, November 30, 2009

I need a battery

I belong to a Yahoo! group called Wayne County Free Cycle. It's a group where you can offer things you no longer want. Kathy has gotten many books and clothes from those who have offered. I have had her give away some things, a television, VCR, and a composter. We have also given away books and clothing.

This past Saturday, I went into my email and found someone was giving away a couple of VHS camcorders. I got one of them, an RCA, model CC414.

For the most part, people get tired of camcorders before the thing wears out. Biggest problem is with the batteries, especially if they are lead acid batteries. If you don't charge your battery every 6 months, the battery dies. The advantage lead acid has over ni-cad batteries is that they don't develop a memory.

Well, I've been checking online for that and other accessories. I was able to power it up with my AC cord from my laptop. Cliff Note: Please pray for my laptop as it died on Saturday. Good news is that it's still under warranty. Actually pray for me. That's my favorite toy.

I just wonder if I should get another lead acid battery or a nickel cadmium battery?

Also remember that grandfathers and camcorders can have much fun.

6 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

cute. I love the idea of free-cycle. I must look into this. Good luck with your battery situation...I am sure the grandkids will love seeing you come at them with the camera!!

YEKIMI said...

Here's some sites that have RCA batteries: http://www.lowcostbatteries.com/Camcorder-Batteries/RCA/CC-414_n/3_mid_567_modno_3266.htm

http://www.batterybank.com/master/cc1017.html

http://www.google.com/products?client=safari&rls=en&q=rca+cc414+camcorder+battery&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=QEcUS7wBhNGeB_ut6cgD&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCYQrQQwAw

Amel's Realm said...

Ah...over here we have a store where we can sell used items, too. Sorry to hear about your laptop. Since it's under warranty, I hope you don't have to pay anything.

I'm afraid I don't know anything about batteries. :-(((

74WIXYgrad said...

Well I may have to put word verification back here.

I apologize for the spam here lately.

Cliff

Brenda said...

It was years before my kids realized that the video recorder wasn't actually a part of their PaPaws face!!!

Jessica said...

Hope you get everything up and running. Have fun with your new toys!