« Catching up | Main | Week in Review - July 16, 2022 »

July 04, 2022


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!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Support Wikipedia