Always Use Duracell Brand Batteries in Chiming Quartz Movements
Posted on November 29, 2016 | By clockde
Hermle Quartz Dual Chime Movements
Kieninger Quartz Dual Chime Movements (used in Howard Miller Clocks)
The above movements use two spring clips for the battery contacts. It is important for these to make good contact so your clock will run properly. Always use Duracell (standard “copper top” , not Procell) batteries for these movements so the negative contact clip may make positive contact across any part of the battery. The entire bottom of the Duracell is totally conductive.
*Always use Duracell (standard “copper top” , not Procell) “C” size batteries for these movements.
It is important to use Duracell batteries so the negative contact clip may make positive contact across any part of the battery. The entire bottom of the Duracell is totally conductive.
Look at the image below of the Energizer brand and you will see three coated sleeves. Most of the time these three sleeves will touch the clip and your clock will not power as it should. You may move them around and you may occasionally get enough contact for the clock to work. You may see symptoms like the chimes work but no time or reversed, distorted chimes or incorrect hour counts.