you notice that there arent any "B" batteries??

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by madcrappie, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    maybe its to not cause confusion....

    because if someone was asking for some batteries, and they say I would like b-batteries, you wouldnt know if they were stuttering or not.
  2. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    I think going around to drug stores and hardware stores and demanding triple B batteries sounds like a great way to kill time and make friends.
  3. missfontella

    missfontella Mama of Da Assassins

    good point
  4. Juggalo4ever

    Juggalo4ever KingoftheChubbyGirls

    There use to be a "B" battery (63 volts) back in the sixties, but it was rarely used. There isn't an "A" battery either but I'm not sure there ever was. Now an "A" battery would cause some confusion.
  5. HippyCor$ter

    HippyCor$ter Ackamonkey

    Two very good points.
  6. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    There were all kinds of "B" batteries, not just the "63 volt" (67 1/2 volts, actually) ones. 22 1/2, 45, 90, and 300 V were all common.

    The terminology goes back to the days of tube radios. Radios required at least 2 voltages to operate, a low voltage to heat the tube filaments, and a high voltage for the plate circuits. These were provided by "A" and "B" batteries, respectively. In some cases, both batteries were contained in the same cardboard package, called an "AB" battery. Some sets needed a third voltage for grid bias, supplied by--you guessed it--a "C" battery.

    The designations A, B or C were generic names. There were many different types of each, designated by a type number.
  7. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    i was just gonna say that...:rolleyes:
  8. makno

    makno Senior Member

    yea , everybody knows that .

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