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Old 02-10-2019, 02:53 PM
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“John’s” 3 Battery swap

altrez,

That is definitely the drawing that got me started down this path. But just to be a bit more historically accurate, John was talking about very SMALL batteries here. Probably around 1.5 volt, and a TINY light. And this method of recharging them was used way before John’s time by radio operators. I found documentation of this in some old radio books when I began researching this after several years to see why nobody had picked up on it. Turns out it was fairly common among a select group of folks.

Try it as originally intended and then try it with your batteries and you will see dramatic difference in results. It won’t be nearly as efficient with the larger batteries. I realize that goes against what I said in my last post, but that’s what happens on the bench and I will always take what I see on the bench over anyone’s opinion or theory.
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