[time-nuts] Tongue Testing battery charge levels....

David VanHorn D.VanHorn at elec-solutions.com
Tue Nov 29 11:26:25 EST 2011

So you wouldn't advise it with an Eveready #497 battery?  VVBG

Even with that one I can't imagine getting enough current across the heart to matter.  
There is more than one reason that defibrillators use such large paddles placed across the chest cavity.
Still, I value the functionality of my tongue, so I'll skip that test.

From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Michael Baker [mpb45 at clanbaker.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:23 AM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: [time-nuts] Tongue Testing battery charge levels....

Hello, TimeNutters--

I have used the "tip-of-the-tongue" test for determining
the state of charge of batteries for many years when
my bench meters are elsewhere.  The strength of the
bitter taste is proportional to the voltage and I have gotten
pretty good at estimating the charge condition of the
ubiquitus little 9 volt batteries as well as a few others
to within +/-  one volt or two.  I recommend not using
this procedure for anything over a 12 volt battery as
above that level the bitter taste turns into an unpleasant

Mike Baker

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