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 Post subject: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Sun 06, 2021 9:00 pm 
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Picked up a nice working 1000 over the weekend. But the seller had removed the plug from the battery compartment and wired it to a wallwart power supply. I would like to put the plug back on the battery compartment but I need to know which wire goes to which pin on the plug. Three wires. Black,green and brown.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Mon 07, 2021 2:40 am 
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Should be easy to figure out if you have the schematic. PM me with your email address and I'll send a very readable one to you.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 2:40 am 
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Remember that ground is positive on the 1000 and 3000 series solid state TOs. Both use the same battery pack. Eight
D cells power the radio. The 9th D cell is for the dial light.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 4:26 am 
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A big thanks for all the help


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Thu 10, 2021 7:24 pm 
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I recently purchased a TO Royal 3000-1, and wonder about the batteries. There is no way to fit 9 D cells into that small space. Was it a special battery pack?
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 2:58 am 
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Also, the dial lights are only powered by the one battery, they don't work with just the external power supply plugged in.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 3:27 am 
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Your Zenith 3000-1 should have a battery case which holds the D - cell batteries. It takes some effort to install the batteries, but they will fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 4:42 am 
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It did not come with the case. I looked closer, and there is signs of very small leakage damage...loosened chrome of back of cabinet, and a tiny spot further inside; so I suspect the battery case was removed because of damage.
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith TO 1000 battery compartment question
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 1:57 am 
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You can power your Zenith 3000-1 with a battery holder that uses 8 - AA batteries, although you will have to use another battery if you want the light to work:

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