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Old 02-03-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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How long do you think this C-size battery can power this CD-drive motor out of an old portable CD player?

I have had it running for 13 hours so far with no signs of slowing down.

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considering a couple double A batteries usually last at least a month in a CD player with a display, and laser, etc also running off of it...

a long time
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96 hours
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LOL. WOW.

You REAAALLY have too much time on your hands don't you.

I'll bet about 48 hours.
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Give me the specs on the motor and I could figure it out pretty closely.
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nah... I don't feel like take it apart to get the model number.
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I never measure my batteries by the hour... But they do last a very, very long time.
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Just splice it to a cord for a wall outlet and plug it in. I wanna see what happens. Make sure to make a vid of the resulting housefire.

Otherwise I'm betting on luck 69!
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You just reminded me of the time I took one of those discovery kits you used to get (this one was the electric motor kit) that ran off of batteries, and plugged it into 120V.

I remember seeing only a bright light coming from the motor for a split second, then afterwards...charred remains of the motor

I was only 10 when I did this.
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I once took apart a clock radio that ran off 110v, and took the little inverter box out of it, and strapped the box to my favorite remote control car that ran of 2 AA batteries. I then proceeded to take a power wire from the inverter and hook it up to the motor and make it all work.

It was no longer cordless, but that little bugger HAULED. I dont know how much power I was pushing to that thing, but it finally blew one day.
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