Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:55:23 -0600

Author: "David Kardelis"

Subject: RE: Walmart Kick DIs

Post:

It comes with a rechargeable battery pack but the package mentions AA
batteries too. I guess I will have to give them a try. They come in
apack of two a large one and a small one for about $15. I'll let people
know what I find.

Thanks again dave

David Kardelis Ph.D.
Chairman; Dept of Chemistry and Physics
College of Eastern Utah
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Price, UT 84501

david.kardelis@ceu.edu
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu [mailto:owner-tap-
> l@listproc.appstate.edu] On Behalf Of David Sturm
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:55 AM
> To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> Subject: Re: Walmart Kick DIs
>
> David: I haven't seen the Wal*Mart version yet, but I'd gather it
can't
> be any worse than the Estes one?
>
> Does the Wal*Mart version run off batteries, or does it use the
> "rechargeable donut" and power supply?
>
> I've gone through a number of the Estes ones, the battery piles seem
to
> become worthless after about 30 recharges. (I used a lamp timer to
> recharge them exactly for the specified time, and also made sure the
pile
> was discharged fully before
> recharging.... so it wasn't because of overcharging...)
>
> Chele might still have the AA battery-using versions I got when I was
at
> Wake Forest: I'm curious if those still survive and function: they'd
be
> about 10 years in service now.
> >
>
> If the Wal*Mart price is low, I'd rather go with a less expensive
> paperweight than a spendy one that includes a S&H cost.
>
> ============================================
> David E G Sturm,
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> ============================================
>
> tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 11:38 AM
-
> 0500 wrote:
> >I was at walmart and they did not have the Estes Kick Dis, but rather
> their own off brand. Has anyone used these knock offs. How well do
they
> work? Should I hold of and order the actual Kick Dis?
> >
> >Thanks dave
> >
> >David Kardelis Ph.D.

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