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Nuts & Volts Magazine (January 2005)

Adapting Cell Phone Battery Cells for Near Space Use

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  

Due to the extreme cold of near space (NS), hobbyists must be careful when selecting power sources for their NS craft. On one or two occasions, I have lost track of a NS craft, apparently due to cold batteries. To reduce this risk, most of us involved in amateur NS use lithium cells, which can be rated to -60° F.


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