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Divers torch de-oxidizing pellet question.

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rubicon, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. Rubicon

    Rubicon Guest


    Whilst surfing I found a sealed rechageable divers torch that contains
    a de-oxidizing pellet. I've never heard of such a thing and my guess
    is that it helps keep the internal contacts clean from any battery
    fumes that may occur from over charging. Can anyone clarify its
    function and possibly what material it may be?


  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    Any fumes emitted by a battery during charging are likely to be explosive.
    removing the oxygen reduces that risk significantly.
    probably the same stuff they stick in packs of flatbread etc to keep it fresh.
    could be ascorbic acid, but there's probably something even cheaper.

  3. Rubicon

    Rubicon Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    I really posted this in the wrong group.

    Sorry all,

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