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Live wire tester battery

Post by Refugee » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:03 am

I did have and if i find it again i may have a live wire detector that from what i remember took a 9 volt battery that looked like a C cell with a press stud on each end.
I have not seen anything like it in years.
If i remember rightly a PP3 just did not quite fit :(
Any ideas?

 
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Re: Live wire tester battery

Post by Michael Watterson » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:55 am

I saw a radio on eBay the other day that uses a PP4

The dimensions I have are 50.0mm long and 25.5mm diameter. I suspect that excludes Carr fasteners. I think the 6 x AAA cells inside an Alkaline PP3 might fit arranged differently. AA won't fit as they are 10.1mm diameter.

Based on size if it was disc shaped layer cells then capacity about 900mAH

 
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Re: Live wire tester battery

Post by Refugee » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:37 am

I will look out for it and next time i see it if it is still there i will put a photo up and do a test.

 

Re: Live wire tester battery

Post by Mike C » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:27 pm

My Sky Personal uses a PP4 but happily runs on a PP3. I am thinking round layer cells but not sure on this because I only have one in my collection and I am not taking it apart. I do know early examples were square in shape and later one were round metal clad, the latter is what I have. They also did a PP5 which was longer and thinner and also 9v. In my radio a PP3 fits perfect but some other equipment may have a tighter battery compartment so this may be the issue here but with regard to voltage if its 9v your safe with a PP3.

 
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Re: Live wire tester battery

Post by Refugee » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:44 pm

I am pretty sure that a PP3 would not fit.
I have not seen it for ages.
Next time I see it i will try a de-canned modern PP3.


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