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the C cell

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Thief, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I have noticed and the question repeats as time goes by

    WHY?.....are C cell batteries NOT rechargeable

    am I looking in the wrong direction?
    don't seem to recall ever seeing that size battery AS a rechargeable
     
  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker Integralist
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    I recall about 20 years ago having rechargeable sizes off all batteries. You could find them at Radio Shack. Remember that name? Maybe that's why you can't find them now. ;)
     
  3. Thief

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    yep.....and the store went bye-bye
    and the batteries went with them?

    I'm wondering if there is some patent in the way?
    or some behind the scene double dealing
     
  4. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I think it is mostly a matter of market. Most devices today us AA or AAA. Very few use C or D any more. So, the rechargeable ones are made for sizes that are used: AA and AAA.

    I have seen C and even D as rechargeable batteries, but it was a fairly long time ago.
     
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    I think they were specialists in dying tech. I recall other manufacturers had them, but Radio Shack was the place you'd find all kinds of stuff that no one else was carrying anymore. I guess the demise of 5 1/4 inch floppy disks may have led to their final collapse.
     
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  6. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    like vhs and 8track

    but I still have flashlights and cd players
    and recharge would be nice
     
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    I must be getting old
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I have a couple of eveready C cell, not used them for many years though, most kit is AA or AAA now.


    Just found these on Amazon

    Amazon.com: Rechargeable - C / Household Batteries: Health & Household
     
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    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Amazon

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    People these days use LED flashlights and CD players are at least 20 years out of date: most modern computers simply don't have them any longer.
     
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    Better than the alternative.
     
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    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    You have a flashlight? What the heck!

    I have an app on my phone for that.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love C cells. Especially Car-T Cs1 cells.

    Anybody interested can look it up. ;)
     
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    I've got a trusty LED flashlight that's really bright and the batteries last for years. I'm playing my CD player right now.
    Tom
     
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    She sells C cells at the seashore.
     
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  20. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It would be nice if they only had a standardized version of batteries.

    Well there's always de potatoes in the cellar...... Now where's that science set I had when I was a kid?
     
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