Highfields Amateur Radio Club
Glossary Appendix.
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Battery Details.

Was this really a battery? A lot of scholars seem to think it was, so I'll include it here!

These are now obsolete. Due to the size of the originals any number of modern 1.5 volt batteries could be used in series / parallel to replace the original(s) (if any original equipment can be found in working order) but care should be taken with series connection as the original was around .4 of a volt less (although I don't think the different voltage will matter too much).

Equivalents:

None Known. If you know differently, please let me know!

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not to scale.
Common
Name.
Dimensions.
Length × Diameter.
Chemical Composition. Nominal Voltage.
battery Baghdad Battery. 180 mm (inc contacts) × 100 mm (aprox, but being hand made dimensions do vary)

Contacts:
Copper band Positive
Centre iron rod Negative.

originally:
grape juice, vinegar or other acidic electrolyte.
1.1 volts.
(approx)

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