Turn a C into a D for $1 (or less)

July 6, 2007

Great tip for frazzled parents everywhere. Turn a “C” into a “D” for $1 or less!

Huh, what’s that? No, no, I’m not talking about your kid’s grade! I’m talking about turning your C battery into a D battery using a few quarters.

I’m certain this has happened to you quite frequently: your kid wants to play with some super-blaster toy, but the D batteries inside the toy has run out of juice. And you have no spare D batteries left — only some C batteries and a lot of AA / AAA barreries as well.

Don’t despair. And don’t go to the local grocery store just quite yet. You can use a C battery instead of a D battery, along with several quarters inserted between the battery’s “+” top and the metal tab in the toy. Why don’t I show you visually — this is where a picture is worth a thousand words.

Turn C into D batteries

Thanks, Lifehacker and Evil Mad Scientist!


One Response to “Turn a C into a D for $1 (or less)”

  1. bachterman Says:

    brilliant and ingeniously simple!

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