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Battery testing (little ones)

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by JWY, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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  2. YachtForums

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    Try it with a Triple A... :rolleyes:
  3. Capt J

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    I've found that dead batteries like AA's seem to feel lighter than new ones. But I don't have anything to measure something that light so it's just seat of the pants.
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    Well duh ... all that electricity went away to make light or sound didn't it?

    Doesn't your boat weigh less when the fuel tank is empty?
  5. Yachtjocky

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    Heavy stuff

    Well duh....why do you think cables sag between utility poles, that electricity is heavy stuff. :D
  6. Marmot

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    There you go ...

    What I could never figure out is how clouds of the stuff can just blow away when it leaks out.
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    Stuff

    Hope NYCAP123 is reading this, he now knows why he is only getting 175 volts, try measuring the power when it is not windy !
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    I'm reminded of one of my favourite Dilbert cartoons. :D
  9. Marmot

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    Well, how else could you make it lighter besides running the battery flat?
  10. Old Phart

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    Cut off the ends.

    Glue the ends back together.

    Throw away all that unnecessary dead weight between the ends.

    The battery will be lighter.



    If a wet cell, turn the battery over.

    Let the fluid drain.

    The battery will be lighter.
  11. CSkipR

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    Today I tried 8 different A,AA,C,D batteries that all tested at 1.5v or higher. Dropped each of them from approximately 1" and 7 out of 8 fell over. Not sure if that was too high or what.