Spare Batteries in a Pinch

Opened Battery

So you are out in the backcountry camping and your surrounded a severe storm and grab the radio to obtain a current forecast your batteries go dead, well if you were prepared as you should be you are carrying spares and it’s of no consequence.  Although let’s say you did not maybe you have a spare lantern battery did you know that you can get 32 AA Batteries from a Single 6 Volt Battery at a cost of $5.00 for a pack of 4 you have just saved yourself $36.00 and provided yourself a way to power your FM radio which could save your life.
Note : have only tried this on enigizer batteries and do not recommend regularly cracking open your  batteries (ware gloves and other protective eyeware before attempting.
Split the batteries  at the label/housing, 6 volts separated at the housing and the top of the battery . I have used a small screwdriver and peeled away the housing revealing a piece of paper.
What’s inside??
6-volt battery into 32 AA Batteries
12-volt battery into eight button cells
9-volt battery into six AAAs
Published in: on February 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM  Comments Off on Spare Batteries in a Pinch  
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