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Moving a bettery around in its socket

  1. Dec 14, 2006 #1


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    Guys, does moving a battery around in its socket or switching battery positions add "life" to the battery. I've done this a few times and was able to get extra juice. Why?
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  3. Dec 14, 2006 #2


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    You might have had some oxidation on some of the surfaces that were previously in contact; moving the battery around can scrape off a little bit of that oxidation, making a slightly better contact, and reducing the series resistance of the circuit. It's a tiny effect, though.

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