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From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Parallel Alkaline Batteries
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 19:51:13 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
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Paul Hovnanian wrote in
> Jeff Wisnia wrote:
>> Last thought... Stick a couple of stiff paper "insulators" in with the
>> batteries and pull 'em out when you need to use it? (less messy than
>> carrying the batteries loose)
> That's a good idea. But it still doesn't answer my questions about the
> original design. Is paralleling alkaline cells OK? I've never seen it
> before, so I was wondering.
I have a Wahl cordless beard trimmer that uses 3 AA alkalines in parallel
to run it.I'm not thrilled with that practice either. ISTR something about
circulating currents discharging the cells,but can't recall the details.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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