Solved Lithium vs Lithium Compound PRAM battery

November 8, 2015 at 00:22:34
Specs: OS X 10.4, Power PC G4/2GB
Looking for a replacement PRAM battery for my Power Mac G4, I dropped in at Radio-Shack (yes they are still around). I needed a Tadrian TL-2150 Lithium 3.6V 1/2 AA battery. They had two 3.6V 1/2 AA batteries on the shelf. One was a Tadrian TLL-5902 Lithium battery, and the other an Ultralast Lithium compound battery Saft LS14250 Li-SOCl2. It was $20 for the Tadrian vs $10 for the Saft battery.

I looked up Tadrian online and found the TL-2150 was discontinued and replaced by the TLL-5902.

I haven't tried looking up the Saft battery.

Is it worth paying twice as much for the Lithium over the Lithium Compound battery?

See More: Lithium vs Lithium Compound PRAM battery

Report •

November 8, 2015 at 06:18:32
✔ Best Answer
Did you see this? >> "We may upgrade this item to a longer lasting Saft Battery as Saft has recently purchase Tadiran."

message edited by riider

Report •

November 8, 2015 at 13:02:15
No, I use Norton safe web - no search results for that URL. Google shows it, but then Norton tells me it is untrusted - no Norton users have been there.

It does look like Saft owns Tadiran, which in turn is owned by a larger company.

Did that article say anything about the chemistry of this longer lasting Saft Battery? Was it the LS14250?

Report •

November 8, 2015 at 15:10:38
Some other testers say that website is OK. Most likely a Norton false positive or just that it hasn't been tested by Norton. It looks fine to me.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

Report •

Related Solutions

November 10, 2015 at 15:42:30
I suggest you dump Norton & get something that actually works & is free. If you're running Windows, my recommendation is BitDefender Free Edition. If you're running OS X, I have no idea what to suggest.

Report •

November 10, 2015 at 19:58:04
I checked out that link riider. $6 lol, that is a good price. Of course there will be shipping cost. And I have to wonder how old it is now since its a discontinued product.

I contacted sales at Tadrian. Odd correspondence. Anyway, the response I got was something like; the Tadrian has more capacity and a lower self discharge. No more information than that, which was pretty much all I expected them to say.

Since no one has jumped on here to say, don't buy the cheap one. I'd have to say save yourself the extra dollars.

Report •

Ask Question