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10Micron GM1000HPS clock battery
« on: December 29, 2017, 12:19:23 AM »
Does anyone know if the mount is able to tell you when to change the CR2032 clock battery?

I've had my mount now for 4 years and no warning has ever popped up. Just wondering how I find out if a battery change is needed.

The manual says:
<p class="citation">QuoteThe GM1000HPS has an internal temperature-compensated crystal oscillator which can maintain time within +/- 2 minutes per year in the temperature range from -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C. This clock is operated by a non-rechargeable 3V lithium CR2032 battery which provides power for several years. When you need to replace the battery, it may be accessed by unscrewing the battery cover on top of the RA axis[/quote]

This all hangs on the definition of several years and no mention of any indicator method.

What would go wrong if the battery is starting to fail? Any ideas?