6182 Replacement 7 Ah Sealed Rechargeable Battery for PS100 or PS150


The 6182 is the internal 7 Ah sealed rechargeable battery contained in the PS100 and PS150 power supplies. This battery is available as a replacement part.

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Detailed Description

The 6182 battery was slightly redesigned in the Autumn of 2003, and now features the 17200 cable that connects the battery to the power supply. The 17200 cable is fitted with slip-on connections for the battery posts (in the earlier design, the leads were soldered onto the battery posts). The redesign allows the cable to be disconnected and replaced.


Output Voltage 12 Vdc
Nominal Rating 7 Ah
Weight 2.72 kg (6 lb)


The 6182 is used with the PS100 and PS150 power supplies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to 6182: 7

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  1. Check with the airline. Mention that the 6182 is a sealed, valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery.

  2. This depends on the current drain of the system. In general, the battery can be made to last longer by following these steps:

    1. Just before measuring the high-current sensors, slow down the scan interval of the data logger program and switch on the sensors.
    2. Just after the sensors stabilize, take the measurements.
    3. Turn the sensors off immediately.

    Communication can also greatly affect the battery charge. Turn off any communications devices as much as possible to delay the battery discharge. 

    Adding a solar panel and working out a power budget can balance out the charge with the discharge so that the system can be stable indefinitely. For more information, see the “Power Supplies” application note.

  3. To replace the battery (pn 6182), follow these steps:

    1. Turn off and disconnect the power to the PS100.
    2. Unlatch and slide off the cover.
    3. Disconnect the battery clip.
    4. Lift out the old battery, and slide in the new battery. 
    5. Reconnect the power, and turn the PS100 on. 
  4. The 6182 and 17894 are valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) maintenance-free batteries, also known as sealed, lead-acid batteries.

  5. Look for a stamp on top of the battery. The stamp may be in a date format of YYMMDDXX where:

    • YY is the year.
    • MM is the month.
    • DD is the day.
    • XX is the manufacturing plant.

    This indicates the age of the battery.

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