Saturday, February 14, 2009

On Battery Terminals


When putting a 9V battery into something, I can never remember which terminal is the positive one. Normally, one side is marked with a little "+", so I just match that one up with the "+" on the object.

The other day, I was replacing the battery in a microphone, and I checked the side to look for the little "+". It wasn't there. Instead, the manufacturers had decided to put a little diagram explaining which was positive, and which was negative. Instead of simply matching the "+" signs (which has by now become an automatic reaction), I have to look at the diagram, think about its meaning, look at the top and determine which terminal is which. It really is a waste of thought.
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