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Offline malj1

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Scale battery life
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:40:12 AM »
My Nigeria 6d is 17.7mm, 2.5g.

As usual my scale has flat batteries so will weigh the coin tomorrow.
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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 07:49:54 AM »
As usual my scale has flat batteries so will weigh the coin tomorrow.

Far-right solution: lynch the scale.
Capitalist solution: fire the batteries; buy another scale.
Christian-democrat solution: buy another set of batteries and pray.
Socialist solution: take the batteries out after each use.
Communist solution: order the scale to work; shoot it if it doesn't obey.

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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 05:36:51 PM »
What do y'all do with your scales? Are you weighing batches of white powder between coins/tokens?  ;D

I bought my scales in 2008. It came with batteries included, which died in 2013. I replaced them then, and they're still going strong!  ;)

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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 09:49:57 PM »
I have been using rechargeables perhaps I should give up this idea a buy two ordinary ones?
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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 09:52:10 PM »
In principle, it's fine to use rechargeables, but don't expect that you can recharge them endlessly. They will become less and less efficient and die in the end. New rechargeables may do the trick.

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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 10:09:20 PM »
Rechargeable batteries slowly loss their chage when not in use, more rapidly that single use batteries. So if rechargeable batteries are used in equipment that is used only sparingly and/or requires a low current (like scales) the internal loss of charge is larger then the loss of charge by actual charge used. So single use batteries will last much longer than rechargeable ones.

Rechargeable batteries are best used in euquipment that needs lots of power like pc's or, indeed, cars.

I bought my scales about 5 years ago, I use them regularly, about 10 times each week and they are still working fine whith the initial set of batteries!

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Re: Scale battery life
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 12:12:03 AM »
I thought that may be the case so I shall now replace them with regular batteries.
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