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I just took apart a cheap "solar" calculator that was actually powered by a small coin cell. The "Solar Panel" was colored cellophane. You ever find something like this?

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Plasmana8 years ago
Eh, that explains why some of me "solar" calculator and operate with no problem in the dark...
Kryptonite8 years ago
A friend of a friend bought a "rechargeable torch" with fake LED's that he had to replace.
Kiteman8 years ago
Oh, we need photos of that!
Rotten194 (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Here's the "Solar Panel", and the hidden coin cell that actually powered it.
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Rotten194 (author)  Rotten1948 years ago
Oh, and proof its fake:
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Ha! My friend's got that exact calculator, I'll see if I can "borrow it" for a day or two to see what I get.
Er, are you sure it wasn't "dual power"? Some calculators have both a solar cell and a button cell, in case it's shady where you are working.
Rotten194 (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
The solar panel didn't have any wires on it, or connected to it.
Oh, fake indeed! They must reckon that the calculator is so cheap that you will lose it before the cell runs out.
Bigev Kiteman8 years ago
Isn't something like this "fraud"? Like, false advertising or something.
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