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Post by Frazzled on Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:03 pm

It's a load of twaddle.  They tried it on BBC News this morning and it turned out the dead ones didn't bounce and the ones with juice in did.  You might like to try it though.  Health and Safety rules apply  Rolling Eyes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2743595/Want-know-battery-dead-See-BOUNCES-Engineer-reveals-simple-trick-check-cell-lost-charge.html
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Post by nicko on Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:34 pm

Try it on a carpet.
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Post by Cass on Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:57 pm

must admit I've never heard of this before....

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Post by Frazzled on Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:28 pm

I'm terrible for sticking dead batteries in a drawer instead of throwing them away.  The old square batteries with two terminals on the top you could test them by touching them with your tongue.  Horrible sensation though  Shocked
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:01 pm

Frazzled wrote:It's a load of twaddle.  They tried it on BBC News this morning and it turned out the dead ones didn't bounce and the ones with juice in did.  You might like to try it though.  Health and Safety rules apply  Rolling Eyes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2743595/Want-know-battery-dead-See-BOUNCES-Engineer-reveals-simple-trick-check-cell-lost-charge.html

If it works, why do you say "It's a load of twaddle"?

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Post by Cass on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:36 am

Frazzled wrote:I'm terrible for sticking dead batteries in a drawer instead of throwing them away.  The old square batteries with two terminals on the top you could test them by touching them with your tongue.  Horrible sensation though  Shocked

ditto.....I kept meaning to take them to the recycling center but then I put them in a "safe" place and then I find them a year later.......

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