Electronics Repair (sci.electronics.repair) Discussion of repairing electronic equipment. Topics include requests for assistance, where to obtain servicing information and parts, techniques for diagnosis and repair, and annecdotes about success, failures and problems.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to sci.electronics.repair
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 77
Default Giant 9volt battery

I've seen pictures but never had a Type B (67.5 volt battery) in hand. I
just got one at an auction in a box of tubes I bought. It looks just
like a giant 9v battery. Same sort of clips on top, just a tad larger.

It's a RCA No. VS 218.

Of course it's dead, but I'm keeping it because it's kind of
historic....

I imagine it dates back to the 1930s or 40s. But there is no leakage and
it's package is clean.

I just calculated. It must contain 45 cells inside its cardboard
container.

  #2   Report Post  
Posted to sci.electronics.repair
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 12,364
Default Giant 9volt battery

On Friday, 19 April 2019 01:01:35 UTC+1, wrote:

I've seen pictures but never had a Type B (67.5 volt battery) in hand. I
just got one at an auction in a box of tubes I bought. It looks just
like a giant 9v battery. Same sort of clips on top, just a tad larger.

It's a RCA No. VS 218.

Of course it's dead, but I'm keeping it because it's kind of
historic....

I imagine it dates back to the 1930s or 40s. But there is no leakage and
it's package is clean.

I just calculated. It must contain 45 cells inside its cardboard
container.


Some people scan the label so replicas can be made.


NT
  #9   Report Post  
Posted to sci.electronics.repair
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 79
Default Giant 9volt battery

As a slight digression, besides that Westinghouse tube portable radio,
one of my relatives had a 1960s era LW/AM/SW transistor portable (in a
fabric covered wood case) made by Reela in France. It used an Ever
Ready (not Eveready) PP11 battery
(https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...batteries.jpg). This
battery had two separate 4.5V sections but the radio used both in
series. We couldn't locate a stateside source for the battery so we
replaced the battery connector with a standard 9V snap-on. The bands
were selectable via front panel pushbuttons. The selectable bands were
Grandes Ondes (GO) 150-300 kHz, Petites Ondes (PO) 520-1600 kHz and
Ondes Courtes (OC) 5-20 MHz. Sincerely,

--
J. B. Wood e-mail:
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can a Little Giant pool cover pump (power cord) be repaired? DanG Home Repair 3 May 15th 05 10:53 PM
Robin Hartl -(now little Giant) Glenna Rose Woodworking 11 February 6th 05 12:06 AM
"Little Giant" Ladder Questions ? Robert11 Home Ownership 9 November 27th 04 10:55 AM
"Little Giant" Ladders ? Robert11 Home Repair 9 October 25th 04 01:10 PM
Ladders Little Giant or Werner Steve R Woodworking 9 June 13th 04 12:18 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"