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July 04, 2022

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Took me a while to work out how astronauts in freefall weigh themselves.

Good to see you up and running, again, Stu. Sorry about the ransomware.

That is good stuff. I replaced some batteries last year that expired in 2013. I would say we each got our moneys worth out of them. But I also had to replace some this year that expire in 2023. I guess they were made on a Friday.

Ingineer--They should mark the "made on" date so that we can avoid Friday products ; )

Wow, those batteries sure gave it their all. Inquiring minds want to know what the verdict on the scale's fit for use after battery replacement.

Bogie--I haven't done a rigorous test, but your dad's and my weights are within expectations - and my adding 50# weights to my weighing were within reason (+49.2#). Close enough for no more tracking than I do. (Dr Moussa commented on Thursday that my weight was exactly the same as it had been the last time I had seen him - 2 months ago. (I see him again in October.)

Amazing those batteries were still good. A lot better than the new little disc in my scale that was hardly used and died after a couple years at best.

Joared--Sorry about your cell's dying so shortly. Not knowing which "little disc" your scale uses or how frequently your scale is used, I don't know what to think. While our scale was in our workshop (above photos) I thought about modifying it to use smaller cells. Those C cells are physically large suckers (not as large as D cells, but still....)

A C cell should provide about 1.5 Volts. The Alkaline C cells (both of our sets of C cells) have a storage capacity up to 8000 mAmp-hours.

Now those batteries are impressive!

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