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Atari Pole Position Battery Eliminator

NVRAM Module for Atari Pole Position

No More Batteries!

This is a premium quality nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) Replacement for Atari Pole Position Arcade Games. We were in-contact with an arcade repair specialist that has upgraded many Atari Pole Position boards with NVRAM who mentioned he was occasionally experiencing some issues/inconsistencies with regular variety 6116 NVRAM and certain Pole Position boards. We decided to created a slightly different circuit and sent him some samples to try out. After upgrading several boards with this new design the issues he had been experiencing no longer occurred.

Replaces the 6116 RAM on the Pole Position MPU board. Absolutely no batteries are needed to retain your high scores or game settings, you can remove them from your game. Machine pin headers are used on this module which are very durable and won't damage your socket at all.


Please note that upgrading to nvram on Atari Pole Position Arcade Games will require removal of the existing RAM soldered to the board & installation of a 24-pin DIP socket.

Unfortunately battery corrosion damage is much too common in games that used alkaline batteries for powering the RAM when your game is off. Many people have reported that even new batteries from major brands can sometimes leak after a year or two for no apparent reason. The corrosive alkaline can leak or wick into the board and over time will destroy the copper traces on the board and any ICs it comes in contact with. Don't let this happen to your game!


  • Atari Pole Position

Note: These modules may work with other arcade boards that utilize a 6116 RAM for saving high scores.

NVRAM is shipped in anti-static foam & anti-static bag inside a small USPS First Class Mail box. Installation instructions are included.

Note: The underlying nvram chip / IC used in these modules is long obsolete and extremely costly everywhere. Parts distributors have stock at $50-200 per chip!! 2023 Update - No luck sourcing good parts elsewhere, so looking like this product will be pulled once remaining parts sell out. We have only a few tubes left.



New and unused items can be returned within 2 weeks of receipt and must be in resaleable condition. Products that were damaged during installation or that show signs of use will only be eligible for a partial refund. Returns are only accepted with prior authorization, so please email us to let us know you would like to return an item. Buyer pays for return shipping. Original shipping costs are not refunded.

Pinitech LLC offers a 180-day limited warranty against defects on all ASSEMBLED products manufactured by Pinitech. Warranty does not cover improper installation or modifications beyond intended use. DIY Kits are handled on a per-case basis and limited to parts replacement only. Due to their nature, we cannot warranty assembly done by others on DIY Kits.


This product was designed ONLY for the purpose as stated in the product description. Pinitech LLC cannot control conditions of installation or use (ie. inadequate repairs of machines, improper installation, aftermarket modifications, etc). End user agrees to assume any and all liablity of this product. In no event shall Pinitech LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of our products.


If you have any issues with using this product, please email us! We're happy to help answer your questions & will do our best to resolve any problems you may be having.
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Most orders ship USPS First Class Mail and ship out in 1-2 business days. Orders over 1 pound ship USPS Priority Mail.

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