New data

Thomas Sly (starnet!apple!!tsly)
Sat, 9 Jul 1994 21:51:29 -0400

An interesting sidenote to David Brahm's investigation:

I have a total of five of the 'new' batteries, two were out of the
early batch from NEC as replacements for my originals. (A and B)
One was included in a 2nd ultralite I bought at a hamfest (C) and
the last two were obtained through JEM. (D and E)

A and B run for about 75 minutes on a charge, C runs 60 minutes, D
and E run 30 minutes.

Here is the interesting part - I weighed the batteries on a good
electronic postal scale (don't trust the little spring scales) and
A,B and C weigh 6.6 ounces while D and E weigh 6.4 ounces. You
don't suppose NEC changed battery vendors do you?

Battery B is apart and contains 6 cells covered with blue shrink
sleeving, each marked with a small '113'.

If anyone has one of the newer ones apart, comments would be