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  • #25328
    Liz
    Participant

    Can we use rechargeable batteries with the Crumbles? Trying to be a little more eco friendly.

    If not why not? I notice that the lesson plans say not rechargeable.

    #25331
    Daniel
    Moderator

    Hi Liz, thanks for getting in touch.

    I totally understand your want to be eco, and having a form of rechargeable power pack is something we would love to have in the future.

    There are two main reasons for not using rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are 1.2V as opposed to a normal AA battery being 1.5V. This means that when using rechargeables, you aren’t supplying enough voltage to power everything properly. Sparkles are especially prone to not functioning correctly. Secondly, we believe CLEAPPS recommend not using rechargeable batteries, especially in primary schools, as these pose a much greater fire/explosion risk when they are short-circuited.

    I hope that this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Dan

    #27277
    xplayio
    Participant

    hi

    #27398
    angelinajhonson0
    Participant

    nice

    #27717
    DominicPearce
    Participant

    Hi. Thank you for the info!

    #27756
    JoelWoods
    Participant

    Thanks!

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