xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 12 11:53 PM
July 13th, 2016: Batteries
burns334 Wednesday Jul 13 09:10 AM
[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\Ebay[/IMG] SPACECRAFT BATTERIES
Degrees Wednesday Jul 13 09:26 AM
My car runs on 7.2 KVA of batteries
I can go about 30 miles on electric-only. 23 if the air conditioning is on (which it must, here in summer).
Diaphone Jim Wednesday Jul 13 12:32 PM
Finally spotted the Ray-O-Vac.
Gravdigr Wednesday Jul 13 01:09 PM
Carruthers Thursday Jul 14 03:28 PM
A few days ago I was struggling with some electronic piece of kit and thinking how simple life was when almost everything that didn't plug into a wall socket, was powered by a couple of U2 batteries.
sexobon Friday Jul 15 10:42 PM
Snakeadelic Monday Jul 18 10:04 AM
I saw a scary kind of battery on my Gallivant Westward! (My neighbor and I go to Portland and a couple other places in Oregon every summer to visit families.) After like six years of sniveling about it, I finally got a chance to go to the "new" Oregon Museum of Science & Industry campus, the one they moved to in 1992. While there I toured the USS Blueback, the last diesel-engine sub in the US fleet until it was decommissioned. The diesel engines could, of course, only be used when the ship was at surface. When underwater, it relied on some downright terrifying batteries! The tour guide described them as lead-acid batteries, and one of the 504 from the belly of the boat had been set up in a little cordoned-off nook. It stood about 3 feet tall and was maybe 12 inches wide and deep. And the note on it says each one of those 504 lead-acid batteries weighs 1200 pounds. I'm astonished the sub could surface at all!
Diaphone Jim Tuesday Jul 19 07:22 PM
I hope Bruce is not ill, but just taking a few days off.
lumberjim Tuesday Jul 19 07:29 PM
SPUCK Tuesday Aug 23 03:42 AM
Snake; Is that museum in Portland? I looked across the river and saw a sub tied up at the dock.
BigV Tuesday Aug 23 03:14 PM
Griff Wednesday Aug 24 07:16 AM
Speaking of batteries.
glatt Wednesday Aug 24 08:34 AM
That car's doing 60 in less time than it took you to finish this sentence.
BigV Wednesday Aug 24 11:13 AM
I've driven one, not that model, and the car just GOES. No drama or excitement, just acceleration. No wheelspin, no smoke, no exhaust roar, it's weird. Exhilarating, but weird.
0 to. 60 in 2.5. Holy smokes.
SPUCK Thursday Aug 25 03:16 AM
I wonder if it will deliver your face to the side of the semi trailer faster now too?
Griff Thursday Aug 25 07:03 AM
.4 sec faster