One of the strangest things is the way this poster responds to each
point that Peter makes by creating an entirely separate message.
I guess he hasn't realised that one can respond to more than one
thing at a time -- or finds it all too frighteningly complex. (Or
thinks Peter will read and respond to each one....nah, even "Multi-
tasking R'nt Us" wouldn't be that deluded.)
CanEng and BrEng, indiscriminately mixed
No, dipshit.... A read of a segment of some lame twit's baby bullshit,
and a response to that baby bullshit.
If I can engineer a product and author several hundred pages of
specifications for it, I can handle some dipshit's Usenet blather.
While I'm not usually one to quibble, there are times when I allow a small
I reckon if you monitor the terminal voltage of your battery/cell blackbox
then as it reaches the end of its life you'll see, especially when on low
load, that the terminal voltage drops in discrete steps as one by one the
component cells die and become reversed. So you can discover the makeup of
the power source inside the blackbox without x-raying it, ripping it open,
John Savage (my news address is not valid for email)
Try a dictionary then, not friggin google. Google is for popular
items. I am quite sure that discussions on the meanings of words like
battery garner few hits there. Hell, even wiki covers it right. There
are more than one search engine out there, ya know.
Engineers and other folks in the industry with any brains at all have
ALWAYS known the difference between a cell and a battery.
Consumers, on the other hand, have ALWAYS simply followed what was put
in their face buy the industry. Some "battery" makers (cell makers) mark
their packages correctly, some do not.
Hell, some even state it right in their brand name (DuraCELL).
Fact is, a single unit is a CELL. A pack of cells is a BATTERY.
So single cells are cells, and a nine volt, which is a stack of single
cells in a single package IS a battery.
A car battery is a package of cells.
Some of us never experienced this confusion you seem to possess.
A "pack of cells" such as that which would be found in a nine volt
battery IS a battery, and they ARE connected together.
I don't need semantical baby bullshit. I was not referring to a
blister pack of cells as would be found in a store, like you mentioned
We are talking about voltage sources, so the reference to "a pack of
cells" would of course, be referring to their intended method of use, as
in a four pack of cells in a camera... a battery.
A bunch of artillery pieces on a transport plane is still a "battery"
even before it gets to its intended destination and actually gets set up
as "a battery" of artillery pieces, however, the same is not true of a
package of cells at the store. I do know the difference.
Also, even before one closes the "battery door" on a camera, the cells
inserted into STILL constitute a battery, even before the door is closed,
and they actually become connected together. So it is more about
intended purpose or use, than actual configuration at the time of
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