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The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 11, 2018 11:18PM
Reviews seem to indicate that it's a little larger than a standard 9 volt battery, which means that it might not fit in all devices.

Does anyone have any experience with this battery?
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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 11, 2018 11:21PM
It happens. Some of my rechargeable AA batteries are 30-50 thou bigger in diameter than others. They get stuck in some flashlights, for example.
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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 11, 2018 11:40PM
I'm familiar with variation in 9 volt batteries causing trouble sometimes, often having to deal with them stuck in tight battery-compartments.

Haven't had any problem getting the Amazon batteries in or out of devices so far, but I expect that the same trick that I use for other batteries when the fit is tight will work with the Amazon batteries: Place a flat piece of ribbon under the battery with a little bit hanging out at each side. When you want to get the battery out, yank the ribbon at both ends and the battery will usually pop right out.

I keep a roll of fabric-ribbon stowed in a box with holiday wrapping paper and bows, so it's not a big deal to grab it and cut a small length when necessary.







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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 11, 2018 11:44PM
I have some devices that actually have a ribbon built-in. Good tip!



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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 12, 2018 07:17AM
....thanks for just the tip.....



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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: Gareth
Date: September 12, 2018 11:25AM
I've put some in smoke detectors. No issues so far, but that's the only device I've needed a 9V for recently.
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Re: The 9 volt Alkaline Amazon Basics battery
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 12, 2018 02:35PM
Oh yeah, I got one stuck in a remote controller. Had to use a screwdriver to pry it out, tearing apart the metal casing in the process.
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