posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 10:16 AM
It is pretty much a given that any chemical cell arrangement that puts out more than 1.2-3 volts is actually several cells. In this case, the
'standard' for a 6-volt lantern battery is and has pretty much always been 4 'F' cells inside a squarish box. Likewise, the little 9-volt
batteries are made of 6 'AAAA' cells inside a rectangular box.
Possibilities? Well, I suppose if you were building something that used 1.5 volts (the average cell voltage for alkaline cells) but needed a
tremendous amount of current, you could rip a 6-volt battery open and re-wire it into parallel.... but you could also just buy 'F' cells easier
(one link to a rechargeable order page
- Note! I do not
know this supplier!
). That's about the only possibility I see for it, other than an interesting look inside how things we tend to take for
granted are made.