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Old 7th Mar 2014, 12:18 pm   #2
Phil G4SPZ
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Default Re: The hidden danger of dead batteries...

This good advice applies to anything with batteries in it, not just radios! My father ruined an expensive flash gun in this way, and corrosion is common in multimeters from batteries left inside. My vintage Sinclair Scientific calculator that got damaged by battery leakage. I could go on... and frequently do, people tell me

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