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Q & A: What does 800 mAh mean?

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Most recent answer: 10/21/2009
Q:
in our mobile batteries it is writen 800mAh what does it mean????
- sidra (age 16)
pakistan
A:
The mAh stands for milli-Ampere-hours and indicates how much electric charge the battery can provide. For example,  if you discharge your battery through a circuit that requires 1 milli-Ampere of current it will last 800 hours before the battery runs down.  If you discharge it through a circuit that requires 1 Ampere, the battery will last only 0.8x60 = 48 minutes.

LeeH

(published on 10/21/2009)

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