From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: testing AA batteries?
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 23:52:46 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 06:34:16 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Da Man
wrote (in ) about 'testing
AA batteries?', on Thu, 12 Dec 2002:
>"John Woodgate" wrote in message
>> I read in sci.electronics.design that Mike Page > web.co.uk> wrote (in <3DF65A02.email@example.com>) about
>> 'testing AA batteries?', on Tue, 10 Dec 2002:
>> >Well, it's not light load but I usually short them out on the 10A meter
>> >range for 1-2s.
>> I've stopped telling people to use that method after someone tried it
>> with a 9 V NiCd pack. The 10A meter died and, after clearing up the
>> smoke, a 100A meter pinned.
>That was not likely one of those little rectangular 9V cells I bet :-)
No, seven C-cells, or thereabouts in size. You can't get much more than
50 A out of a PP3/RX22 seven-cell. Yes, 50 A.
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