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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 .

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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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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





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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.



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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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
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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
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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

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 .

-----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
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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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

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


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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
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
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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Re: Talking battery meter

Dave
 

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.



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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

Pamela Dominguez
 

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
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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

Pamela Dominguez
 

last I knew, it’s on CD.  Pam.
 

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
 

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.

 

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

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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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

Gene
 

I don’t know if this is the same battery tester I saw many years ago but it makes sense that a battery would power the unit.  In the one I saw, an oscilator sounds and you can tell from the pitch of the oscilator if the battery is in good shape or not.  But something needs to power the oscilator independent of the battery being tested.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:42 PM
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.
>
>
>
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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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> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
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>
>
> 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
 

Yeah… this sounds useful! And since it’d vibrate too, yay!

 

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 12:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

I found this at APH.  That is asuming that this is still a good link.

 

Kind of expensive...I’ll just stick with my tooth brushes.

 

https://www.aph.org/product/ez-test-battery-tester-audio-tactile-feedback-version/#main-menu

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

 

I don't think either ILA or Maxi-Aids sells an accessible battery tester any longer.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 5/9/2021 12:38 PM, Mich Verrier wrote:

I think that what the person is after is a battery meader that will read out the voltage of different batteries and I seem to recall seeing one on a websight somewhere maybe maxiades or something that was a talking battery meeter that had a austrlaion voice and you could put different batteries in it and it would read out what they would be etc. from Mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: May 9, 2021 12:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

I have been using two discarded tooth brushes for around ten years now.  Both use a single battery.

 

But, oh well, which ever works  will get the job done.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:23 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

 

The problem with using a battery-powered toothbrush to test batteries is that they usually require two batteries, so it would be difficult to determine which of the two batteries might be weak. That's why I use vibrators that only require a single AA or AAA battery.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

On 5/9/2021 12:12 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Why not just try a battery powered tooth brush.  Some use AA and some of the smaller tooth brushes use AAA.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

 

This is not a rliable means of determining battry strength, and besides, it only workds with 9V batteries and not with AA, AAA C and D batteries.  Years ago ILA used to sell an audible battery tester that was made by Radio Shack, which of course went bye bye  years ago.  I am not aware of any affordable, audible battery testers that are still on the market. To test AA and AAA batteries, which are the sizes most commonly used, I use single battery, inexpensive  vibrators that I purchased on EBay.  I have one that takes a single AA battery and another one that takes a single AAA battery.  I just insert a battery and twist the cap, and if the battery is okay, the unit vibrates strongly, and if is weak, it vibrates feeblely.  And of corse, besides being excellent battery testers, they are useful for other purposes which I won't describe here, if you get my drift.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 5/9/2021 7:42 AM, john s wrote:

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


Re: Talking battery meter

John Holcomb II
 

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.



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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: Talking battery meter

John Holcomb II
 

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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Re: Talking battery meter

Gene
 

Its available in the equivalent of a podcast.  The site lists the download as an MP3 file and you canalso download a version in the Library of Congress format.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter
 

Oh I was just  surprised it’d be on disk and not a podcast.

Huh. I thought they were dead a long time ago.

Thanks for that link!

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

If something doesn't sound plausible, checking is in order.  See this page:

http://www.newsreelmag.org/

The magazine is offered on multiple formats, as a download, on tape and in at least one other format.  You can see on the page.

 

Gene

On 5/9/2021 7:36 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

Disk?

Like its not a podcast or something? Lol

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto: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.

 

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

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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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


Re: Talking battery meter

John Holcomb II
 

Oh I was just  surprised it’d be on disk and not a podcast.

Huh. I thought they were dead a long time ago.

Thanks for that link!

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

 

If something doesn't sound plausible, checking is in order.  See this page:

http://www.newsreelmag.org/

The magazine is offered on multiple formats, as a download, on tape and in at least one other format.  You can see on the page.

 

Gene

On 5/9/2021 7:36 PM, John Holcomb II 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.

 

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

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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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


Re: Talking battery meter

Blaster
 

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

Gene
 

If something doesn't sound plausible, checking is in order.  See this page:

http://www.newsreelmag.org/

The magazine is offered on multiple formats, as a download, on tape and in at least one other format.  You can see on the page.


Gene

On 5/9/2021 7:36 PM, John Holcomb II 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.

 

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

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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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

John Holcomb II
 

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.

 

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

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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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

Pamela Dominguez
 

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

Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 11:06 AM
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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of emile
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:45 AM
To: 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 <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:08 AM
To: 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

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

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 Multimeter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Good to know that, Dave.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking Multimeter

Hello,


I ran a quick search for "Talking Multi meter" and landed this following Link, as well as a Hit on Amazon.com.


Here is the link, that is Not Amazon.


https://www.mpja.com/Talking-Digital-Multimeter/productinfo/35042%20ME/


If what I was reading is correct, the price was $39. An affordable way to know the voltage of Batteries as well as other sources of electricity.



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Hello,


I ran a quick search for "Talking Multi meter" and landed this following
Link, as well as a Hit on Amazon.com.


Here is the link, that is Not Amazon.


https://www.mpja.com/Talking-Digital-Multimeter/productinfo/35042%20ME/


If what I was reading is correct, the price was $39.  An affordable  way
to know the voltage of Batteries as well as other sources of electricity.



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