It's been said by many a wise philosopher that when you die and your soul
goes to its final resting place, it has to make a connection in Atlanta.
Dave Cornutt, Gould Computer Systems, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ARPA: wait a minute, I've almost got it...
"The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of my employer,
not necessarily mine, and probably not necessary."
The A and B size batteries were used in REAL old-time radios. They were
built to function with tubes in a 'portable' radio. The A batteries were,
if I remember correctly, used to supply the heater current and the B batteries
were used to actually run the set.
Often the A size was a large, but regular looking battery. The B size was
generally a wet cell and looked something like a car battery. Anyway, that
is the best of my knowledge. I had a pair in the dim past, but they are long
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Uhh.. one question.. it seems to me that the "A" battery would make a
better lantern battery, as the filaments require high currents at low
voltage (typically 6 or 12 volts), whereas the "B+" supply was (is?)
considerably higher (remember the vibrators in old car radios?) at lower