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Subject: Re: new thread about remote control with display
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-10-09


George Styles (RipnetUK) wrote:
> So that is why when I stuck a set of Duracells in, the HDD just clicked and
> the unit didnt work??? (no lasting damage - put NiMH back in and all is
> well...
>
> prob'ly overvoltage protection i would think?

It could also be becuase the Duracells couldn't deliver enough current to spin up the disk. NiMH batteries can deliver a lot of current (enough to burn/melt things, as some people have experienced) even when nearly empty. Alkalines can not.

-- 
Björn



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