prpr. What about 10kW electric showers then. How does that sit with the 'no mains' rule?
trog. Most stuff will run on lower than optimal voltage (think batteries going flat). It was a serious suggestion to try. Just find some cheap and cheerful way of inserting some sort of electrical conductor in place of a battery and see if it works.
If you want a high resistance in series with the remaining four cells, then fine - carry on.could the 5th be a standard new battery that could just be left to drain down and still serve the purpose when flat?
You know full well the rule is no non-isolated power sockets. Permanent installations in an approved manner are exempt (otherwise you wouldn't even have lighting). Shaver sockets have a mains isolating transformer in them, and if you try to draw too much current the transformer saturates (thus limiting the output).What about 10kW electric showers then. How does that sit with the 'no mains' rule?
Yes, 5 is certainly an odd number, but I personally would ho for the even number 10, 5 in, 5 ready charged to swap out. Eneloops if you can find some that are not fakes.Yes 5 batteries is an odd numer, I would have preferred 6 if it made them last longer as 6 is the number you need to buy.
No. Properly designed chargers actually charge batteries individually. That's why they often have 4 LEDs on them to indicate the state of charge of the individual cells.Are you saying that I should only charge 1 battery in each charger at a time?
I think that's what he meant.Also why AAA's in C adapters rather than AA's