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Old 09-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
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just tried this seemed to work on AA battery but AAA battery new out of box would not stand
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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just tried this seemed to work on AA battery but AAA battery new out of box would not stand

I think it has to do with how far they are dropped and how straight you drop them.
I thought I saw something about using a tube to drop them from.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #13
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This actually works. You can tell there is a different density between the good and bad batteries by how they sound when bounced.
Works with all brands too.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #14
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I just dropped a D-cell ten times it stood up every time, my Fluke says it is dead as a doornail.

So there must be some kind of girth factor, figures!
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:31 AM   #15
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When they're dead, THROW THEM AWAY. That way you know that the ones in the drawer are good.
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My crazy dh uses his tongue on the 9 volt to see if it is good. Gives him a tiny shock (about the level of dragging feet across a carpet and then touching someone). A strong battery shocks, a weak or dead battery doesn't. I still want to get DH's head examined.
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When they're dead, THROW THEM AWAY. That way you know that the ones in the drawer are good.
Exactly!! Good ones in the drawer. Dead ones in the recycle bin!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #18
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My crazy dh uses his tongue on the 9 volt to see if it is good. Gives him a tiny shock (about the level of dragging feet across a carpet and then touching someone). A strong battery shocks, a weak or dead battery doesn't. I still want to get DH's head examined.
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I did it like your DH in my youth before I got a multimeter for christmas. :-)
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And by the way my brain was not damaged if I refer to my career in worldwide assignments including Princeton, NY.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #20
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Both dead and good batteries fell or stood up. Maybe it was the formica?
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