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Subject: Re: Archos Jukebox Multimedia 20 GB -- Change rechargables?

Re: Archos Jukebox Multimedia 20 GB -- Change rechargables?

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:40:49 -0500

Gert Brinkmann wrote:
> Andreas Gnau wrote:
>>> Interesting, what is an accumulator?
>> The battery :)
> Well, it is the 1:1 translation from the german word "Akku". I am not
> sure what the best translation is. A "battery" is not rechargable AFAIU.
> Gert

Nobody ever accused English speakers of using technically accurate
terminology ;-).

 From the Font Of Internet Knowledge:

"In science and technology, a battery is a device that stores energy and
makes it available in an electrical form. Batteries consist of
electrochemical devices such as one or more galvanic cells (or, more
recently, fuel cells)."

The Recorder V1 thus uses four AA cells (almost universally mis-referred
to as "batteries"), but the Archos Multimedia would have a battery. I'm
not aware of any English naming distinction between rechargeable and
one-use batteries/cells.

Received on 2006-02-06

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