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Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Veronica Kirk
 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Talking battery meter

Dave
 

Hi Carolyn,


I bought mine over 20 years ago, and I bought it from some place in
Canada.  Paid about $50 for it back then.



My wife uses a lot of Battery powered items, and she is always having me
test Batteries.  In spite of what some might think, using a Multi meter
works fine for what I need.


Carolyn, the Multi meter I own, has two probes which are plugged into
the unit, which is about the size

 of a Fat Old Fashioned Transistor Radio.  It has a Dial on the Front
because it is capable of measuring a number of other things besides just
voltage.  It does DC and AC current.  It will measure OHMS, plus a few
other things I can't recall.


I turn the dial to DC, which stands for Direct Current.  One probe tip
is touching one end of the Battery, while the other probe tip touches
the other end.  There is a small Button on one of the probes to push to
make it speak.  There is also a larger button on the unit itself, that
will also make it speak.


I have never measured a Hearing Aid Battery, but I have measured the
Flat Disc style Batteries that are found inside of most Computers.


Between my wife and I, our Batteries are either New and fully charged,
or they are Dead, or almost Dead, and this unit measures those Batteries
fine enough for us.



Grumpy Dave


problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Monte Single
 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

John Holcomb II
 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Using portable drive on windows XP

Veronica Kirk
 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Talking battery meter

James Bentley
 

I meant to say that the more expensive version did both beeps and vibrations.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

If I am remembering right, APH had two testers. The more expensive model did both beeps and tones.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Wait this one? I thought the APH one was beep tones. I'm confused.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

The Multi meter unit has two probes you touch to each end of the battery, Push a Button and the unit speaks the voltage.


A full charged battery might say 1.5 volts DC. A Battery that is low on juice may speak 1.1 bolts or lower.


On 5/9/2021 6:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I'd also prefer one that doesn't use beep tones so I don't have to rely on my hearing which isn't great.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Dell Security Patch !

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
I'm once again reading, and I just thought I would share, so I copied and pasted below.

Janet


Latest Dell Security Patch Fixes Exploit in Over 300 Computer Models
Both newer and older models dating back to 2009 are affected
by
Joshua Hawkins
Published May 5, 2021 11:05AM EDT

Dell has released a new security patch aimed at fixing a control vulnerability issue in over 300 Dell computer models released since 2009.
The issue impacts a total of 380 Dell device models, according to
Techspot,
and would allow someone who has access to a computer with the exploit to gain escalated privileges and even kernel-level permissions. Essentially, if done,
this would give that user full control of the laptop, allowing them to access any data stored on it.
The issue originally was discovered by
SentinelLabs,
which reported it to Dell in December. This prompted Dell to create the fix, which it has now issued to all affected computers.
Dell also detailed the issue in an
official support document
on its website. Based on this post, it looks like the file which contains the vulnerability, dbutil_2_3.sys, is installed on the susceptible systems when
using firmware update utility packages like Dell Command Update, Dell Update, Alienware Update, and Dell Platform Tags.
Because it's only installed when updating drivers, those who recently purchased computers on the list may not have the affected file installed on their
system.
If you have a computer included on the list, then it is recommended that you install the security patch as soon as possible, just to avoid any possible
problems. 
The
FAQs
for the update say that in order to make use of the exploit, a user would have to gain access to your computer through malware, phishing, or being granted
remote access in some way. Both Dell and SentinelLabs also say they have not seen any evidence of this particular vulnerability being exploited, despite
being around since 2009.
The company includes information on three ways to install the patch in its support post, though the easiest method-which uses notification solutions like
Dell Command and Dell Update-won't be available until May 10.


https://www.lifewire.com/latest-dell-security-patch-fixes-an-exploit-in-over-300-computer-models-5183683?m_term=



Peace Be With You.


Re: Talking battery meter

Gene
 

Even so, I wouldn’t rely on a multimeter.  A battery at rest can produce much more current immediately when it is connected to something than after a little while if it is wearing down. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
 
I am almost certain that your electrician is correct.  But, we're not trying to do brain surgery here.  Just trying to find out if our batteries are, for the most part, excellent, good,  average, or dead.

BTW, a multi meter  will perform other task.  Many are capable of handeling very high voltages.  That's some where I don't want to go.

You stay safe,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

I'm only repeating what I've heard from an electrician from another list,  but a multi meter only tests the resting voltage, whereby a battery tester applies a resistance that could significantly drop the power load of a battery at rest.
This would mean you could think you have a fully charged battery but when you put it to use it would appear to die faster than expected.

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
> It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a
> battery withlittle or no power.
>
> James B  .
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
> John Holcomb II
> Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>
> Um, so you have to use  batteries to power the tester to test batteries?
> Weird...
> John
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
> Blaster
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>
> This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it
> for about 4 or 5 years.  It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but
> it works like a charm.
>
> https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573
>
> HTH,
> Blaster
>
>
> On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:
>> Disk?
>>
>> Like its not a podcast or something? Lol
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
>> Pamela Dominguez
>> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>>
>>
>>
>> As far as I know, they are now on disk.  Pam.
>>
>>
>>
>> From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@...>
>>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>>
>>
>>
>> What ever happened to newsreel?
>>
>> They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
>> blind people would talk about different things.
>>
>> Jhon
>>
>>
>>
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
>> Of emile
>> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>>
>>
>>
>> The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them.  You might
>> want to check at Walmart.
>>
>> Emile.
>>
>>
>>
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
>> Of Gene
>> Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>>
>>
>>
>> I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
>> of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
>> It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
>> produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
>> disuse.  But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
>> been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
>> down, perhaps significantly.  So the amount of current you feel on
>> your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true
>> state of the battery.
>>
>>
>>
>> I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
>> enough to determine the true state.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gene
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>
>> From: john s <mailto:jschwery@...>
>>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM
>>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
>>
>>
>>
>> Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue.  It works well and it is
>> very accessable.
>>
>> At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
>>>Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
>>>double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
>>>product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
>>>Melissa
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>                  John
>>
>>
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Re: Talking battery meter

James Bentley
 

If I am remembering right, APH had two testers. The more expensive model did both beeps and tones.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Wait this one? I thought the APH one was beep tones. I'm confused.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

The Multi meter unit has two probes you touch to each end of the battery, Push a Button and the unit speaks the voltage.


A full charged battery might say 1.5 volts DC. A Battery that is low on juice may speak 1.1 bolts or lower.


On 5/9/2021 6:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I'd also prefer one that doesn't use beep tones so I don't have to rely on my hearing which isn't great.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


John







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Re: Talking battery meter

James Bentley
 

I am almost certain that your electrician is correct. But, we're not trying to do brain surgery here. Just trying to find out if our batteries are, for the most part, excellent, good, average, or dead.

BTW, a multi meter will perform other task. Many are capable of handeling very high voltages. That's some where I don't want to go.

You stay safe,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:58 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

I'm only repeating what I've heard from an electrician from another list, but a multi meter only tests the resting voltage, whereby a battery tester applies a resistance that could significantly drop the power load of a battery at rest.
This would mean you could think you have a fully charged battery but when you put it to use it would appear to die faster than expected.

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@gmail.com> wrote:
It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a
battery withlittle or no power.

James B .

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Um, so you have to use batteries to power the tester to test batteries?
Weird...
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it
for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but
it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true
state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: Talking battery meter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Now, Dave, this one that talks, is it the one from Blind Mice Mega Mall? I'm a little iffy about the beeps now, since this morning, getting out of shower, I used landline to find my iPhone, only I could not hear it ring without my hearing aids on. It was under some towels, but I could barely hear, when I tried it again holding the iPhone in my hands. So talk is the way to go for me right now.

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Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

The Multi meter unit has two probes you touch to each end of the battery, Push a Button and the unit speaks the voltage.


A full charged battery might say 1.5 volts DC. A Battery that is low on juice may speak 1.1 bolts or lower.


On 5/9/2021 6:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I'd also prefer one that doesn't use beep tones so I don't have to rely on my hearing which isn't great.
John


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Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: Talking battery meter

Gerald Levy
 


Which is why an expensive talking multimeter is not the best way to test batteries.  And it cannot test small button cell and hearing aid batteries. But if anyone is interested, there is an inexpensive analog battery tester on the market that can be made completely accessible with a simple modification that can test every size of battery, including button cell and hearing aid batteries and can be used by both blind and deaf-blind consumers.  Seriously.  I use it to test my hearing aid, AA,AAA, C, D and 9V batteries in addition to the two inexpensive vibrators I mentioned previously.  This is probably the only battery tester that a blind or deaf-blind consumer could use to test hearing aid batteries.  This unit used to be sold at Radio Shack stores under their Realistic brand name, butwas actually manufactured for them by Gardner-Bender and is still widely available online, including Amazon and EBay, as the Gardner-Bender GBT-500A analog battery tester. It costs about $12.   Basically, to make it accessible, you remove the clear plastic window that covers the scale so that you can feel the position of the pointer needle with your index finger.  When the pointer swings all the way to the right in the green zone, the battery is good. If the needle only swings to about the 12:00 position or lower in the red zone, then it is weak or completely dead and should be replaced. The needle can swingfrom about 10:00, the rest position, to about 2:00, the highest level in the green zone.   I originally bought it at Radio Shack about 25 years ago when I still had sight and used it visually.  But after I lost my vision, I figured out that by using a small screwdriver, I could pry off the clear plastic window that covered the underlying scale and pointer needle, and voila, I was able to make it accessible.  I kid you not.  

Gerald


 

On 5/10/2021 10:01 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Yes, to get accurate remaining battery potential, it must be measured under load.

On 5/10/2021 8:57 AM, Blaster wrote:
I'm only repeating what I've heard from an electrician from another
list,  but a multi meter only tests the resting voltage, whereby a
battery tester applies a resistance that could significantly drop the
power load of a battery at rest.
This would mean you could think you have a fully charged battery but
when you put it to use it would appear to die faster than expected.

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:
It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a
battery withlittle or no power.

James B  .

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Um, so you have to use  batteries to power the tester to test batteries?
Weird...
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for
about 4 or 5 years.  It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works
like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk.  Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@...>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them.  You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.  It
can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse.  But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly.  So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of
the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue.  It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa



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Re: Talking battery meter

John Holcomb II
 

Wait this one? I thought the APH one was beep tones. I'm confused.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

The Multi meter unit has two probes you touch to each end of the battery, Push a Button and the unit speaks the voltage.


A full charged battery might say 1.5 volts DC. A Battery that is low on juice may speak 1.1 bolts or lower.


On 5/9/2021 6:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I'd also prefer one that doesn't use beep tones so I don't have to rely on my hearing which isn't great.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable.
It can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: Talking battery meter

John Holcomb II
 

Vibrations.
John

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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

What would it give you instead? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 9:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

I'd also prefer one that doesn't use beep tones so I don't have to rely on my hearing which isn't great.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for
about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works
like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable. It
can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of
the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

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From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: A Bar Code question

lynn white
 

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for affirming that Seeing AI would accomplish this for her. Thank you.

On 5/10/2021 9:57 AM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello,
I would strongly recommend seeing AI. There is a product channel that will allow you to scan barcodes and it will tell you what the product is.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On May 10, 2021, at 9:52 AM, lynn white <lynnwhite360@gmail.com> wrote:

I've had a question from a blind friend regarding reading bar codes. Is there an iOS app that will accomplish this for her? Thanks.








Re: A Bar Code question

 

Hello,
I would strongly recommend seeing AI. There is a product channel that will allow you to scan barcodes and it will tell you what the product is.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On May 10, 2021, at 9:52 AM, lynn white <lynnwhite360@gmail.com> wrote:

I've had a question from a blind friend regarding reading bar codes. Is there an iOS app that will accomplish this for her? Thanks.






A Bar Code question

lynn white
 

I've had a question from a blind friend regarding reading bar codes. Is there an iOS app that will accomplish this for her? Thanks.


Re: Talking battery meter

Howard Traxler
 

Yes, to get accurate remaining battery potential, it must be measured under load.

On 5/10/2021 8:57 AM, Blaster wrote:
I'm only repeating what I've heard from an electrician from another
list, but a multi meter only tests the resting voltage, whereby a
battery tester applies a resistance that could significantly drop the
power load of a battery at rest.
This would mean you could think you have a fully charged battery but
when you put it to use it would appear to die faster than expected.

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@gmail.com> wrote:
It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a
battery withlittle or no power.

James B .

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Um, so you have to use batteries to power the tester to test batteries?
Weird...
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for
about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works
like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable. It
can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of
the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: Talking battery meter

Blaster
 

I'm only repeating what I've heard from an electrician from another
list, but a multi meter only tests the resting voltage, whereby a
battery tester applies a resistance that could significantly drop the
power load of a battery at rest.
This would mean you could think you have a fully charged battery but
when you put it to use it would appear to die faster than expected.

HTH,
Blaster

On 5/9/21, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@gmail.com> wrote:
It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a
battery withlittle or no power.

James B .

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Um, so you have to use batteries to power the tester to test batteries?
Weird...
John


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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
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This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for
about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works
like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





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Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



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The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable. It
can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of
the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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Re: Talking battery meter

James Bentley
 

It needs power to beep and vibrate which doesn't happen if you test a battery withlittle or no power.

James B .

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Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Um, so you have to use batteries to power the tester to test batteries? Weird...
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

This battery tester is from the Blind Mice Mega Mall and I've owned it for about 4 or 5 years. It's about $79 which is a little pricey, but it works like a charm.

https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Item_Detail?itemid=3784573

HTH,
Blaster


On 5/9/21, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



As far as I know, they are now on disk. Pam.



From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



What ever happened to newsreel?

They were on c cassette at 15/16IPS if I I remember correctly. And
blind people would talk about different things.

Jhon



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



The talking magazine called: newsreel used to sell them. You might
want to check at Walmart.

Emile.



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



I don’t know how battery measuring instruments determine the percent
of charge used but I wouldn’t consider the tongue method reliable. It
can tell you when a battery is so much depleted that the voltage
produced isn’t near the amount intended, even after a period of
disuse. But Batteries often produce more current when they haven’t
been used, and when used, the amount of current produced quickly goes
down, perhaps significantly. So the amount of current you feel on
your tongue doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the true state of the battery.



I would hope instruments to determine the battery state are smart
enough to determine the true state.



Gene

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From: john s <mailto:jschwery@centurylink.net>

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 6:42 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter



Melissa, for 9 volts, just use your tongue. It works well and it is
very accessable.

At 07:40 PM 5/8/2021, Melissa, wrote:
Hello list. I need some accessible way to test the percentage of
double a, tripple a, c, d, and 9V batteries. Is there one accessible
product that will do all of this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Melissa


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