From: Christopher Phillips (cphillips_at_reflectionsinteractive.com)
Date: 2002-10-01 10:56:59
> > (Is there a reason why the (+) side of all four batteries > leaked, or is it > just that the batteries might have been built like a bottle > whose cap the > (+) terminal is, and the easiest escape for the interior is > the cap? Yes. The guts of the battery is a bit like this: | o | | o | | o | | o | | | \---/ where the side walls and bottom are a zinc cannister than forms the -ve electrode, and the 'o's are a carbon(?) rod that forms the +ve electrode. It contacts a metal cap that is placed over the top of the 'bottle', with an insulating ring that seperates it from the zinc. There's a gloppy white paste between the electrodes; can't remember what it's made of. I dissassembled a few batteries long long ago ;) obCommodore: Haven't had a chance to test the c2n232 you sent me yet; just got my new serial->USB adaptor, but also recieved OS X 10.2 and also the game Black and White in the same delivery and have been playing with those ;-) Should hopefully look at the device this week. Cheers, Christopher Jam ----------------------------- -Virus scanned and cleared ok Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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