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9V Battery or 2 x AAA with 9V Converter

Started by Unknown May 12, 2014
On Thu, 15 May 2014 17:24:05 +0100, Syd Rumpo <usenet@nononono.co.uk>
wrote:

>On 15/05/2014 16:50, Martin Brown wrote: >> On 15/05/2014 15:36, Syd Rumpo wrote: >>> On 15/05/2014 15:11, rickman wrote: >>> <snip> >>> >>>> Does that mean D cells are going away? I don't think so. >> >> +1 >> If anything is going to go it is C cells. >> >>> Certainly here in the UK you can buy AA and AAA anywhere, C and PP3 >>> (small 9V) in most places, D in many and lantern in few. >> >> I'd be inclined to say that AA, AAA & PP3 are almost everywhere that >> sells batteries but C & D are less common. PP9, AD28 and more obscure >> ones are basically online order only these days. >> >> Wilkinsons have a pretty good range including lantern cells. >> >>> I have nothing that doesn't use AA, AAA or PP3 (or fixed rechargeables). >> >> Not even large torches? > >No, all my torches are small LED things and use 3 or 4 AA cells, but I'm >not a policeman or a night watchman and don't use my torch for battery. > >>> It must be different over there. >> >> The ones I miss are the large 4.5v (cells approx 1.5xD size) with big >> carbon rods in and brass terminal screws that were around in my youth. > >They were (door)bell batteries, I think. There was also a 3V battery >used for bicycle lights - two cells side by side with a brass strip >contact on top and another on the front which contacted the bulb terminal. > >And a cylindrical 6V(?) with press studs on the ends. > >Cheers
There were (??) 1.5V ones that we used to start glo-plug model engines. Cylindrical with brass binding posts. http://modelt.org/discus/messages/2/43006.jpg Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
On Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:24:05 UTC+1, Syd Rumpo  wrote:
> And a cylindrical 6V(?) with press studs on the ends.
You may be thinking of the 9V cylindrical PP4 /226/1600? piglet
On 2014-05-15, Spehro Pefhany <speffSNIP@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 May 2014 17:24:05 +0100, Syd Rumpo <usenet@nononono.co.uk> > wrote: > >>On 15/05/2014 16:50, Martin Brown wrote: >>> On 15/05/2014 15:36, Syd Rumpo wrote: >>>> On 15/05/2014 15:11, rickman wrote: >>>> <snip> >>>> >>>>> Does that mean D cells are going away? I don't think so. >>> >>> +1 >>> If anything is going to go it is C cells. >>> >>>> Certainly here in the UK you can buy AA and AAA anywhere, C and PP3 >>>> (small 9V) in most places, D in many and lantern in few. >>> >>> I'd be inclined to say that AA, AAA & PP3 are almost everywhere that >>> sells batteries but C & D are less common. PP9, AD28 and more obscure >>> ones are basically online order only these days. >>> >>> Wilkinsons have a pretty good range including lantern cells. >>> >>>> I have nothing that doesn't use AA, AAA or PP3 (or fixed rechargeables). >>> >>> Not even large torches? >> >>No, all my torches are small LED things and use 3 or 4 AA cells, but I'm >>not a policeman or a night watchman and don't use my torch for battery. >> >>>> It must be different over there. >>> >>> The ones I miss are the large 4.5v (cells approx 1.5xD size) with big >>> carbon rods in and brass terminal screws that were around in my youth. >> >>They were (door)bell batteries, I think. There was also a 3V battery >>used for bicycle lights - two cells side by side with a brass strip >>contact on top and another on the front which contacted the bulb terminal. >> >>And a cylindrical 6V(?) with press studs on the ends. >> >>Cheers > > There were (??) 1.5V ones that we used to start glo-plug model > engines. Cylindrical with brass binding posts. > > http://modelt.org/discus/messages/2/43006.jpg
Originally used to start full size motors too (such as the one that site id dedicated to) -- umop apisdn --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: news@netfront.net ---
On Wed, 14 May 2014 02:47:17 -0400, rickman <gnuarm@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 5/13/2014 6:03 PM, John Fields wrote:
>> news:sr45n9lou24kcsi1ng3m9e7auggq3gb846@4ax.com > >I can't seem to open that link.
--- Test: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6zk39rxuzsvgxda/Duracell%20Alkalines.pdf John Fields
On Thu, 15 May 2014 16:36:29 -0400, Spehro Pefhany
<speffSNIP@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat> wrote:

>On Thu, 15 May 2014 17:24:05 +0100, Syd Rumpo <usenet@nononono.co.uk> >wrote: > >>On 15/05/2014 16:50, Martin Brown wrote: >>> On 15/05/2014 15:36, Syd Rumpo wrote: >>>> On 15/05/2014 15:11, rickman wrote: >>>> <snip> >>>> >>>>> Does that mean D cells are going away? I don't think so. >>> >>> +1 >>> If anything is going to go it is C cells. >>> >>>> Certainly here in the UK you can buy AA and AAA anywhere, C and PP3 >>>> (small 9V) in most places, D in many and lantern in few. >>> >>> I'd be inclined to say that AA, AAA & PP3 are almost everywhere that >>> sells batteries but C & D are less common. PP9, AD28 and more =
obscure
>>> ones are basically online order only these days. >>> >>> Wilkinsons have a pretty good range including lantern cells. >>> >>>> I have nothing that doesn't use AA, AAA or PP3 (or fixed =
rechargeables).
>>> >>> Not even large torches? >> >>No, all my torches are small LED things and use 3 or 4 AA cells, but =
I'm=20
>>not a policeman or a night watchman and don't use my torch for battery. >> >>>> It must be different over there. >>> >>> The ones I miss are the large 4.5v (cells approx 1.5xD size) with big >>> carbon rods in and brass terminal screws that were around in my =
youth.
>> >>They were (door)bell batteries, I think. There was also a 3V battery=20 >>used for bicycle lights - two cells side by side with a brass strip=20 >>contact on top and another on the front which contacted the bulb =
terminal.
>> >>And a cylindrical 6V(?) with press studs on the ends. >> >>Cheers > >There were (??) 1.5V ones that we used to start glo-plug model >engines. Cylindrical with brass binding posts.=20 > >http://modelt.org/discus/messages/2/43006.jpg > >Best regards,=20 >Spehro Pefhany
Yep, good old No 6 cells. The designation is quite visible in the photo. ?-) =20