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Subject: Re: Best Batteries
From: Glenn Ervin at home (GlennErvin_at_cableone.net)
In my opinion,
I think it is generally considered a battery when it is a single unit,
whether it is a bunch of cells soldered together, or one big cell.
But if we are talking individual batteries put together in a non-permanent
situation, like in a flashlight, then in my opinion, that is a series of
batteries, not a single cell, or you could say a series of cells.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Holt" <amiga2k_at_cox.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: Best Batteries
Should be noted that the 2100mah Eveready cells I mention for "cheap" from
WalMart are manufactured by Sanyo.
As to the battery vs. cell issue, it's as much a matter of convenience as
anything else. Automotive batteries are truly batteries, consisting of
several cells. Some notebook batteries are a single cell and some are
batteries, but given the packaging, who can tell? And, it could be said
that one "creates" a battery when they put multiple cells in a device like
In any case, one has to admit that "cell" has enough definitions to create
confusion when speaking in general terms without specifying "electro
chemical cell" and "battery" used in most contexts will be more readily
understood, since it's application in this case is not likely to be
confused with "the act of beating", "a set of guns or artillery", "a
baseball pitcher and catcher" or "the percussion section of an orchestra".
On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 02:19:29 -0600, lovelearn wrote:
> I spent a few hours researching this cell or "battery" issue. Bear in
> mind that a single electro chemical unit is a cell. A battery is an
> electrically joined group of cells. But this is honoring correct
> language in a period wherein national TV advertisers spend millions of
> dollars on spots for which their representatives can't (and I don't
> mean elect not to) write without making what should be embarrassing
> errors. Even manufactures now commonly reference single cells as a
> "battery," so the continuing degradation of the language is further
> enabled by their support and endorsement.
> Anyway, Sanyo battery sets have been superior performers in some
> disinterested 3rd party tests. I directly imported a bunch of 1850 ma
> Sanyo AA cells for myself and some friends who use AA cells in power-
> hungry camera systems. To get a good deal, we decided to order a bunch
> to combine shipping from Hong Kong to the US. I fronted the money but
> some of them failed to follow through. What's a new set of 4 of these
> new production cells worth given the always changing market? My set
> runs my Archos 20 recorder/player well over 10 hours. There are some
> sets that have not been paid for and picked up, so if you're
> interested, let me know.
> John LoveLearn
> Re: Previous discussion. The opposite action of discrimination is being
> being indiscriminate, despite Politically Correct liberal speaker
> attempts to inject their agenda into every conversation.
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