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Old 30.09.2007, 21:39
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How to make batteries last longer

I am dying for someone to try this out ... also have a good idea who they will be ....
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Old 30.09.2007, 22:11
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Damn those "Pesky Lables"
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Old 30.09.2007, 22:14
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Re: Tip of the day ....

No idea if this is for real or not. However, I am having a "bad-battery" day , having just got a notebook PC with a defective battery that will cost 200chf+ to replace

In the interest of science (that's chemgoddess science, not jamesk science) I will endeavour to find such a lantern battery and rip out its guts. Watch this space.

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Old 30.09.2007, 22:21
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In the interest of science (that's chemgoddess science, not jamesk science) I will endeavour to find such a lantern battery and rip out its guts. Watch this space.
Having ripped most things electrical apart as a teenager, I am sceptical of the video, but if I see such a battery, I don't think I'll be able to resist trying either.

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Old 30.09.2007, 22:25
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Re: Tip of the day ....

I have seen stranger things, like I took apart one of those "Dust Devil" mini vacuumer thangs. The battery in there is a simple "taped-together" cells type.

The different voltages that they advertise to segment the models in the range and differentiate from the others must simply be an additional cell-taped on ...

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In the interest of science (that's chemgoddess science, not jamesk science) I will endeavour to find such a lantern battery and rip out its guts. Watch this space./QUOTE]

Having ripped most things electrical apart as a teenager, I am sceptical of the video, but if I see such a battery, I don't think I'll be able to resist trying either.
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Old 30.09.2007, 22:27
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Re: Tip of the day ....

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In the interest of science (that's chemgoddess science, not jamesk science) I will endeavour to find such a lantern battery and rip out its guts. Watch this space.
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Having ripped most things electrical apart as a teenager, I am sceptical of the video, but if I see such a battery, I don't think I'll be able to resist trying either
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I have seen stranger things, like I took apart one of those "Dust Devil" mini vacuumer thangs. The battery in there is a simple "taped-together" cells type.

The different voltages that they advertise to segment the models in the range and differentiate from the others must simply be an additional cell-taped on ...


Geeks of the world unite ....
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Old 30.09.2007, 22:31
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I didn't get where I am today etc etc...

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Old 30.09.2007, 22:33
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I didn't get where I am today etc etc...

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Old 30.09.2007, 22:41
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Indeed, and the fact that we both remember him this far on is a testament to his impact on our young lives....

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Old 01.10.2007, 16:03
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Re: Tip of the day ....

To clear your stuffed nose press your tongue as hard as you can into the roof of your mouth, then push your finger between your eyebrows and up a little bit.
Do that a few times and you should feel all that snot dribble down the back of your throat.

I am living proof that this works ...
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Old 01.10.2007, 16:10
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...and now, so am I.

Thanks, I think.
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:01
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Re: Tip of the day ....

Another tip..... don't wear thongs if you suffer from piles
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:07
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living proof Lynne ?

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That a problem in the Polorise household for Mrs Polorise?

Sounds like you're coming from experience there!
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:18
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Sounds like you're coming from experience there!
Could you rephrase that?
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:20
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That a problem in the Polorise household for Mrs Polorise?

Sounds like you're coming from experience there!
I'm comfortable in my sexuality Mr Science boff ... I hate to think that you are left hand manoeuvering over a conversation about batteries, however beautiful Mrs P happens to be .....
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Sorry got distracted back on topic

Roflmao Nairda! I think Mr P knows what to expect by now..

I think I already know the answer!! <the shame>

A few years ago I got inquisitive and carried the proceedure out on a dead brick battery and yes you can break these up.

Not sure that that amount of batteries adds up to 6v but there you go, maybe x4 AA's maximum which would be x4 1.5v AA's = 6V
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:30
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Re: Tip of the day ....

A-level physics was a long time ago, and I only got a D, but I'm pretty sure that it depends how you connect cells together as to what the end product is in terms of voltage.

So it's not necessarily as clear cut as 4 x 1.5 = 6, as if they're in series or parallel I'm sure it was different. But I don't remember how or why.

*most useful post ever* lol

edit - useless, and also mostly wrong it seems http://batteryuniversity.com/partone-24.htm

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Old 01.10.2007, 17:35
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Re: Tip of the day ....

http://batteryuniversity.com/partone-24.htm

I assume in the brick they will be both
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Old 01.10.2007, 17:37
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I assume in the brick they will be both
Beat you to it

I dunno, I found the link but after a bit it all went over my head, hahaha.

I knew I should have done English A-level...
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