Batters at 1.9 V

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I was getting the disconnection problem and being told to check batteries so I figured since the batteries were over a year old I would just change them.  I installed fresh new Alkaline batteries and took the old ones (Energizer Ultimate Lithium) in and tested them.  They read 1.9 V.  New fresh ones usually read 1.6 V.  This seems to say that the unit's solar panels are charging batteries that are not supposed to be charged.  Not sure what to think of this.
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Len Babin

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John Z

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Len Babin,


I assume you are talking about a 5n1 device.


The solar panels on the 5n1 do not charge the batteries in that product. The solar panels only run the aspirating fan. If you are seeing an inapropriate battery voltage, it may be a meter issue, or a battery issue. Be aware, Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries usually run somewhat higher than alkaline batteries.
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Hi John.  Yes, it's a 5n1.  Understand.  Didn't know that the batteries only did the fan.  Didn't know that lithium batteries packed more of a punch.  Thanks for all this.  Looks like my lithiums are still good then.  Thanks.
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No, the solar panel runs the fan, not the batteries.  The batteries run the electronics.  Lithium AA batteries can be up to 2.0V, but are usually around 1.8V.