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An "accidental" battery

How to turn a kitchen utensil into a battery


Or how not to design a kitchen utensil; depending on your point of view.

The article can be found at this location.

Submitted from this site where it was originally posted.

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gmoon7 years ago
As was the bumper on my old Chrysler Horizon (aluminum, with steel bolts.) Made in the USA...
Goodhart (author)  gmoon7 years ago
Wait, Chrysler Horizon? Weren't they made by Plymouth? Oh yes, and Plymouths were made by Chrysler......never mind....
Goodhart (author)  gmoon7 years ago
Oy, I know of a person that nailed an aluminum roof down with galvanized nails, and when he ran out, he used hardened steel ones........eclecticism at it's worst...
gmoon Goodhart7 years ago
I bet he could get eclected to office, though... (ouch) One day, thanks to the galvanic effect, the bumper just fell off. The aluminum around the bolt turned to powder. Oh, yeah--they salt the roads in Ohio (and probably in Detroit, too.)
Goodhart (author)  gmoon7 years ago
:-) I had that happen when I was much younger and more ignorant, but it was a plate I put underneath the battery in an old VW bug I had back then. The floor had rusted through, so in order to get it past inspection, I pop riveted a plate up in under the battery, to the floor (aluminum pop rivets, drilled out galvanized steel plate, steel body) and one sheet metal screw in a corner I could not get the poprivet gun. The guy did not thing the screw would hold, but he passed me. A few months down the road, I hear this metal dragging on the road. And sure enough, the pop rivets had been eaten through, and the only thing holding the plate on, and the battery in the car (kind of) was that one sheet metal screw *sigh*
Kiteman7 years ago
"I'm just going to empty the dish-washer, dear..."

Zzzaapp!
Goodhart (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Well, I do think the potential of this battery was a wee bit lower then that ;-)
Ah, but the comedy potential was so much greater...
Goodhart (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
I can just see the Tim Allen of Home Improvement, hooking a motor to the juicer to power his electric equipment in the garage LOL