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Created On: 15 March 2013 12:17 PM
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 15 March 2013 12:17 PM
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jencam

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In my days of youth I remember that you couldn't just ask for a 9V battery. You had to specify its type because battery shelves in shops contained about half a dozen sizes of 9V batteries all in the PP family. If you ask for a 9V battery today then everybody knows you mean a PP3 although the mighty PP9 still survives but is hard to find in shops. Why did other 9V batteries like the PP6 and PP7 become extinct?
 15 March 2013 01:03 PM
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oneye

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Not quite extinct - but rare breeds !

http://www.smallbattery.compan....uk/sbc_pp6.htm

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_pp7.htm


Somewhere in the loft I have a 'suitcase' radio ...
the battery for that is probably history - combined 6v and 120v for valve operation
 15 March 2013 03:17 PM
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jencam

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Are they still manufactured or are they old stock because both batteries are out of stock?

Does anybody know whether any commercially available products, with the possible exception of caving lights, that take the 4.5V flat battery with long blade contacts on top has been manufactured this side of 1980? These batteries are still on sale so there must be some demand for them.
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