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Old May 18, 2003, 04:48 PM
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Battery weight

Just wondering, does a fully charged battery weigh more than one that is discharged??
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Old May 18, 2003, 04:54 PM
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No, you can tell from the way the plane climbs, an empty one is full of lead, a charged one is full of H2.

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Old May 18, 2003, 05:29 PM
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Battery weight... about 20 min for the 10 cell pack I couldn't help it!
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Old May 18, 2003, 08:25 PM
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All that happens is the electrons move from one pole to the other... I guess the CoG shifts subtlely on a molecular level
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Old May 18, 2003, 08:26 PM
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Old May 18, 2003, 10:43 PM
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Too late!! The E-comics have been unleashed!! May the Electron Gods protect us.
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Old May 19, 2003, 02:17 PM
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The plane does weigh slightly less after the battery discharges as evidenced by the exhausted electrons that must be wiped from the plane after each flight. I confirmed this by a simultaneous experiment where the charger was on one scale and the battery on another. A discharged battery was weighed and then a charge cycle was initiated. The battery got heavier and the charger got lighter. Further experiments should be able to yeild exact numbers as I plan to keep the cat away from the scales this time!
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Old May 19, 2003, 06:13 PM
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God, I wish the wind would quit blowing so I wouldn't be sitting here reading this stuff!

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Old May 20, 2003, 07:57 PM
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Old May 21, 2003, 09:00 AM
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Anywhere I can get a chart/charts stating battery weights matched to the cells for NiCd and NiMh?
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Old May 21, 2003, 09:06 AM
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Batteries America has a pretty extensive list with all the weights and dimensions.
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