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Re: [IP] How to kill spare batteries!

Thanks for the "heads up" on carrying spare batteries.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Mozisek" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: [IP] How to kill spare batteries!

> I learned the hard way how not to store spare batteries.  I always carry
> spare batteries with me in case I need to change them while I'm away from
> home.  Since I'm a guy I have a goal to condense everything into as small
> a bag as I can.  I currently use a small camera bag.  Instead of storing
> batteries in their packaging.  I decided to put 8 spares in old film
> canister.  I thought it was pretty convient and it stored very nicely.  I
> was at work the other day when I got the lo battery alarm, and since I
> an animas, that is the only alarm you get.  Once get the alarm, I need to
> change the batteries.  So I pulled my spares out and put them in the pump.
> Absolutely nothing happened.  No power whatsoeever.  I took those out and
> put some other spares in, again no power.  Since I'm an engineer, I have a
> volt meter that I used to measure the volts on the batteries.  Absolutely
> nothing.  The old batteries that I took out did have some volts on them.
> I had to run to the store to get new batteries.  From what we could figure
> at work, the loose batteries contacting each other drained them.  So
> line is don't let you spare batteries come in contact with each other.
> Brian
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