# Where to get nuclear batteries?

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#### Ralf Dieholt

Jan 1, 1970
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I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

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#### Noons

Jan 1, 1970
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Ralf Dieholt said:
I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

DIY? Just look for a Mexican food place.
This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

You haven't travelled much yet, have you?

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#### Ed Price

Jan 1, 1970
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Ralf Dieholt said:
I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

Since you are here, and this is the "last place", you don't anything, since
you're not going anywhere.

Ed

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#### Dr. Anton T. Squeegee

Jan 1, 1970
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I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

You're only now noticing this?

I'm assuming you've not tried the nice folks at Area 51?

--
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(Known to some as Bruce Lane, ARS KC7GR,
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#### Chaos Master

Jan 1, 1970
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Eu não acredito que Ralf Dieholt escreveu:
I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

Call Homer Simpson at the Springfield Nuclear Company.

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Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, si nef aearon!" - The Lord of the Rings

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#### Captain

Jan 1, 1970
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I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop
offers nuclear batteries.

This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe.

Since no-one has given you a sensible reply, here's one.

Modular nuclear reactor cores are used on current naval vessels, ships
and submarines, around the world. These have a fixed useful life
(often about 10 years) and for minimal down time are intended to be
replaceable quickly. You don't want your aircraft carrier in the
middle of a 12-month refit for its powerpack when the sh*t hits the
fan.

Check out the contractors that supply the various military powers with
these - especially ex-soviet block ones. I'm sure they could help you
out.

If you need something even smaller, try NASA and its contractors.
Nuclear power units are *not*, repeat *not*, that's *never*, used in
space, of course, that would be politically incorrect, but you never
know what you might find on NASA's surplus sales.

Only thing is, you didn't specify a budget. For a cheaper solution, I
have some nuclear materials around from my geology days. With a
reversed peltier chip I could make you a power unit with a few hundred
year's useful life at a few nanowatts output. Cost will be in the
region of $25,000 - a lot cheaper than the above options. If you want automated control, I would recommend a PIC 16F84 based solution running from a car battery for longevity. Let me know if you are interested in pursuing this - the summer holidays are approaching and the nurses let me out for some fresh air in the sun - I'll have time to plan then. ;-) R #### Rich Andrews Jan 1, 1970 0 [email protected] (Ralf Dieholt) wrote in I need them for my spacecraft, but on this primitive planet no shop offers nuclear batteries. This is bad, earth is the LAST place in universe. Buddy, I have been stranded here for the last 477 years and there aren't any. Looks like I may be here for the next 742 years until my crazy cousin decides to check up on me. If you want to hitch a ride then, let me know. r G #### Glenn Gundlach Jan 1, 1970 0 Captain said: Since no-one has given you a sensible reply, here's one. Modular nuclear reactor cores are used on current naval vessels, ships and submarines, around the world. These have a fixed useful life (often about 10 years) and for minimal down time are intended to be replaceable quickly. You don't want your aircraft carrier in the middle of a 12-month refit for its powerpack when the sh*t hits the fan. Check out the contractors that supply the various military powers with these - especially ex-soviet block ones. I'm sure they could help you out. If you need something even smaller, try NASA and its contractors. Nuclear power units are *not*, repeat *not*, that's *never*, used in space, of course, that would be politically incorrect, but you never know what you might find on NASA's surplus sales. Only thing is, you didn't specify a budget. For a cheaper solution, I have some nuclear materials around from my geology days. With a reversed peltier chip I could make you a power unit with a few hundred year's useful life at a few nanowatts output. Cost will be in the region of$25,000 - a lot cheaper than the above options.

If you want automated control, I would recommend a PIC 16F84 based
solution running from a car battery for longevity.

Let me know if you are interested in pursuing this - the summer
holidays are approaching and the nurses let me out for some fresh air
in the sun - I'll have time to plan then.

;-)

I got the impression he was looking for AA size.
gg

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