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Morgan Ohlson
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      08-31-2003
Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.

Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep >25%
more power.


Morgan O.


 
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John G
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      08-31-2003
Then there would have to be round ones and square ones in every shop because
lots of battery compartments are round.
In fact almost all battery holders are round or halhround at least.
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"Morgan Ohlson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
>
> Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep
>25%
> more power.
>
>
> Morgan O.
>
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SwashBuckle
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      08-31-2003
There are batteries of all shapes, sizes and specifications now, one more
would make little difference. Might be a good idea.

swash

"John G" <greentestatoptusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> Then there would have to be round ones and square ones in every shop

because
> lots of battery compartments are round.
> In fact almost all battery holders are round or halhround at least.
> --
> John G
>
> Wot's Your Real Problem?
>
> "Morgan Ohlson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:h_i4b.21863$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> > space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> > compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
> >
> > Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep
> >25%
> > more power.
> >
> >
> > Morgan O.
> >
> >

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johnston dixon
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      08-31-2003
I have seen Handheld Radio battery packs that used square AA sized
cells. I think the capacity was 1200ma.

RJD


On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 09:12:45 GMT, "Morgan Ohlson"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
>space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
>compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
>
>Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep >25%
>more power.
>
>
>Morgan O.
>


 
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Not Very
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      08-31-2003
On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 09:12:45 GMT, "Morgan Ohlson" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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> Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.


They would be a lot weaker physically than round batteries and thus prone to
damage and leakage.


 
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Lionel
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      08-31-2003
On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 09:12:45 GMT, in
<h_i4b.21863$(E-Mail Removed)>, "Morgan Ohlson"
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>Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
>space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
>compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.


Nice idea, but take a look at some AA powered devices, & you'll find
that most of them have curved slots, & wouldn't fit a square cross
section battery.

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      08-31-2003

"John G" <greentestatoptusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> Then there would have to be round ones and square ones in every shop because
> lots of battery compartments are round.
> In fact almost all battery holders are round or halhround at least.
> --
> John G
>
> Wot's Your Real Problem?
>


Looks like John G's real problem is spelling!

> "Morgan Ohlson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:h_i4b.21863$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> > space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> > compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
> >
> > Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep
> >25%
> > more power.
> >
> >
> > Morgan O.
> >
> >

>
>



 
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Don Stauffer
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      08-31-2003
No. The physical shape and size are part of the specification of what
consitutes a standard battery. Voltage and form are the main
determining factors.

One COULD make a 1.5 volt battery with same capacity range as an AA
cell, but it would not, by definition, be an AA.

Morgan Ohlson wrote:
>
> Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
>
> Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep >25%
> more power.
>
> Morgan O.


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      08-31-2003

"Don Stauffer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> No. The physical shape and size are part of the specification of what
> consitutes a standard battery. Voltage and form are the main
> determining factors.
>
> One COULD make a 1.5 volt battery with same capacity range as an AA
> cell, but it would not, by definition, be an AA.
>


Well, you could give the square battery the designation of "AA-Plus", or
something similar, and because AA-Plus devices would be able to use standard
AA cells as well (though not vice versa), commercial acceptance of the new
square battery compartments would be encouraged. The larger capacity
afforded by the newer cells would make them attractive to new device
designers and the square cross-section of the new batteries would likely
simplify the mechanical designs of new products, too.

I think it's a good idea.


 
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John B
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      09-01-2003

Charles <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 09:12:45 +0000, Morgan Ohlson wrote:
>
> > Wouldn't it be possible to make square AA-batteries (larger volume, same
> > space) and still be able to use the old round ones in same battery
> > compartement!? Length as before and side as earlier diameter.
> >
> > Just guessing the square AA's should be a little heavier and could keep

>25%
> > more power.
> >
> >
> > Morgan O.

>
>
> hmmm... if they'd be square then they'd be a size other than AA.



Maybe (AA)^2 ??

 
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