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Old 08-17-2008, 02:26 AM
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This isn't really about RC systems, but it is battery related.

I was wondering, lithium cells are supposed to be 3 volts. they're 3v in RC packs, laptops, cell phones, watches and cameras. But the single-use "standard sized" batteries available at the supermarket counters (and other places), are only rated at 1.5 volts, the same as their lead/zinc and alkaline counterparts.

Are these really lithium? or is Li only a part of their makeup?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:46 AM
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Lithium is only part of any battery makeup.

See Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_battery for a quick snapshot of the vast range of different lithium based battery chemistries.....including several different 1.5V versions .

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Thanks. On a related note, I also noticed that lithium batteries also have a use in the "production" of methamphetamine. No wonder they're so popular...
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