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Old 04-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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Hi all!

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm new to this site and am impressed by everyone's support!

Say, the rechargeable route is certainly the ticket. Yet what I forgot to mention is that part of the reason, besides cost, for trying to do this conversion is that I am wanting to use this as an experiment for my son to work on with me.

He had a simple school project last year wherein he had to hook up a small strand of Christmas lights to a 9V of which he enjoyed doing. As such, I thought this would be kind of cool for him if we could figure out how to convert his 3 AAA toy to a lithium toy.

Thanks again for all your help!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #17
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Give us an update after they've been charged and used. I'd like to hear how long they last compared to standard alkaline batteries.
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Isn't that what I just said? Brand name should not matter.

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Then obviously, you've never used an Eneloop battery. It's kinda like using bargin bin hand tools versus professional grade ones.
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Hi all!

Just now getting back around to this potential project.

As I mentioned, the rechargeable route is the way to go yet I still would like to try this project with my son. Hence, is there a way that we can do it? (As a reminder: convert a toy with 3 AAA batteries to run on a thin round lithium battery.)

Thanks in advance for all the feedback!
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Find a round lithium battery that's 4.5 vDC and then get a holder from the shack.
You may need to stack more than one to achieve the power you need, but they should have the holders for multiple batteries as well. Wire it up, good to go.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Is there any particular thing I need to do as far as removing the wires from the AAA battery holder? And then how would I attach it to the lithium battery?

As you can see, electrical stuff just ain't my cup of tea!
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Take it to the "shack" and they should be able to show you exactly what you need to swap it out.

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Good idea. Thank you, again!
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