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Old 14th Jan 2020, 5:06 pm   #1
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Default Ekco PT378

Hi Guys

I'm completely new to this so please bear with me.

I recently found an old Ekco radio that is of sentimental value to my wife.

Here I must admit to being completely technically illiterate regards electronic etc.

It appears to be in order though it looks a bit grubby.

I think it may even work if I can find a battery (9v I think)

Does anyone know of an individual or outfit that can have a look at it and get it going. I'd be happy to clean it and polish it myself but the electronics are a black art as far as i am concerned.

I live in S Wales but could get it posted if necessary.


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Old 14th Jan 2020, 5:23 pm   #2
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The battery is a PP7 9 volt and are available online, it may be possible to make up a 9 volt battery with AAA cells. If the radio as not been damaged it may well work ok with just a new battery.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 5:36 pm   #3
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A Poundland PP3 (the size used in smoke alarms) has the right voltage, though you will have to make up a connector. Make sure you connect the battery with the correct polarity if you do this. A PP3 has lower capacity than a PP7 so won't last as long, but is much cheaper and will be fine for occasional use.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 1:17 pm   #4
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Hi Guys

Thanks for the replies. I have tried putting a 9v battery in but nothing I'm afraid. Given this I am down to asking for suggestions as to where or who to send it to to have a look at it and get it going.

I don't think it would be an awkward job as all the bits are there.

Any suggestions guys?

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Old 15th Jan 2020, 3:28 pm   #5
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Any suggestions guys?
Try a post in our Repair and Restoration Services Wanted section.

The great advantage of a radio like this is that it can easily be posted to a repairer.
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