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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip, May 19, 2004.

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  1. Why does my portable stereo require 6 x type C 1.5V batteries... when they
    could simply have designed it to accept a square 9V battery?

    Any explanation?

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    The Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip
    VISIT ME ONLINE AT: http://peterparsnip.blogspot.com/

    "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with
    the rod, he shall not die." -- Proverbs 23:13 (AV)
     
  2. ns

    ns Guest

    It's called capacity: those 9 V batteries have tiny cells (6 of them in
    series), each cell ~1/20 (or even less) of a type C cell.
    Those 9 V batteries are ~1/2 the price of 6 type C batteries, so the end
    result is very expensive proposition: you'll have to replace them very
    often.
     
  3. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest


    To put it into more exact numbers, a Duracell C-size alkaline is about
    7100maH, and a Duracell 9-volt alkaline is about 600 maH. When you put the
    C-size batteries in series to get 9 volts, it's still 7100maH at 9 volts
    instead of 1.5 volts. So 7100maH / 600maH is 11.83 times the power. So for
    every set of C-size batteries, you'd go though about a dozen 9-volt
    batteries.
     
  4. [email protected] (Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip) wrote in
    A conspiracy involving duracell.

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    Phil Kyle, Interweb Leg end

    http://philkyle2003.reachme.at/

    "Isn't a lowlife coward somebody who
    makes threats and promises yet fails
    to keep them? Hey, sounds like you, loser."
    - Craig "Fatboi" Oldfield
     
  5. ah

    ah Guest

    Thank you.
     
  6. "> "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with
    "But beatest an Iraqi detainee with a rod, and thou shall be court
    martialed"
    Gerald Newton 5/19/04
     
  7. Be still and pray homage to Gerald Newton who posted this on 20 May
    2004...
    ROTFL! Excellent.

    --
    The Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip
    VISIT ME ONLINE AT: http://peterparsnip.blogspot.com/

    "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with
    the rod, he shall not die." -- Proverbs 23:13 (AV)
     
  8. Be still and pray homage to ah who posted this on 20 May 2004...
    I agree! This has been bugging me for ages. I guess I should just learn
    more physics.

    --
    The Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip
    VISIT ME ONLINE AT: http://peterparsnip.blogspot.com/

    "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with
    the rod, he shall not die." -- Proverbs 23:13 (AV)
     
  9. ah

    ah Guest

    Damn objectivists . . . .
     
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