I have a IIgs that I clipped the battery out of a few years back. I'm thinking I want to replace a battery in there, but before I spend money on a product like this one, I'm trying to figure out if I can re-purpose an old AA cell caddy.
I have two questions:
- Does the IIgs charge the battery or just draw from it? I'm concerned if I need to install a diode or can I just directly wire the AA cells to the IIgs motherboard.
- I know the battery should be more like 3.2v, so should I use a 2 cell or 3 cell caddy for standard 1.5v AA alkalines?
I've always been under the impression that you shouldn't attempt to charge alkaline batteries, but I don't know if the IIgs does that in the first place or perhaps is the charge level too low to matter to the batteries. Looking at the caddy for sale as linked above, I cannot tell if there is a diode or something to make it more special than just a straight-wire job.