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Can someone tell me what voltage this battery is?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 4X4HIGH, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. 4X4HIGH

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    Damn, that sucker is old /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Is the shelf life still good /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I figured that some people would look and say DAMN that thing is OLD. I was moving my parents this weekend and my dad had this laying around and gave it to me. It is kind of interesting as a conversation piece so I will keep it.
     
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    Yeah it definitely would be a good conversation piece. My best guess would be to take it to you local electric company and do some question asking to get your answer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It looks like an old Leyden Jar. Leyden Jars provide a fairly early method of storing electrical charges. They were invented by a guy named Pieter van Musschenbroek back in the 1700's. Not really a battery since it actually functions like a capacitor.

    They were used up into the early 1900's as a power source for things like telegraphs.


    Interesting trivia: Musschenbroek was the first person to use the term "Physics". Musschenbroek was a professor at the University of Leyden and taught natural philosophy. Natural philosophy is now know as physics.


    Keep it, it's pretty cool and I bet it still works.


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    Be careful if it is a Capacitor it can just get a charge any time and give you a zap (but not that EZ)



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    1.5 volts. It's a single cell lead acid. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    definate keeper.
     
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    This is truely a battery. It says on the glass container to ad Sal Ammoniac to fill the jar 2/3 with water. It is some sort of carbon battery. The label says National Carbon Co. Cleveland Ohio.
     
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    Definately not a capacitor.
     
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    No lead in this battery, it is a Sal Ammoniac/carbon cell battery.
     
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    I agree with the 1.5 volts. As an antique, it's prolly worth some money...
     

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