Kestrel Meters Battery Shim Replacement
The Kestrel Meters Battery Shim Replacement is used to replace lost or broken battery shim for your Kestrel 4500 Meters ONLY. The cost is $3.50 which includes shipping and handling.
Part #: KMSHIM
How to Install Batteries and Shim
The magnetic signature in AAA batteries can influence compass readings. To prevent this, the Kestrel Weather Meter has a flexible plastic shim that slides in between the batteries.
- Insert the batteries in as shown on the back door.
- Insert shim between batteries with the clear tab out and folded over the end of the battery with the positive pole (the "bump").
- Press the tab down over the battery with the bump through the hole.
- Close the door tightly.
The only thing the shim does is prevent the batteries from moving during compass calibration. It has no effect on the software inside the unit.