A puzzling question

How do you say 18650 (The battery type)?

  • one-eightysix-fifty

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • eighteen-six-fifty

    Votes: 38 80.9%
  • something else

    Votes: 7 14.9%

  • Total voters
    47

Marduke

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Same way as what the numbers mean. Diameter x length x type

eighteen, sixty five, zero

18mm diameter, 65mm long, cylindrical
 

Empath

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Eighteen-sixty-five-nought.

Could use 'ought' around casual company. :eek:
 

Marduke

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I don't get it. It's more than a battery code, it's dimmensions. Say you had a room that measured 12ft by 17 feet. If someone asked you to describe the size of the room, would you say " one, twenty one, seven"?
 

ttran97

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Everyone knows it's dimensions, but the way they're written, it's like one long name. That's all.

This is how I say the li-ion names:

18650 = 18 - 6 - 50
17670 = 17 - 6 - 70
18500 = 18 - 500
17500 = 17 - 500

It's just easier to say than 18 thousand, 6 hundred 50.
 

LukeA

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I don't get it. It's more than a battery code, it's dimmensions. Say you had a room that measured 12ft by 17 feet. If someone asked you to describe the size of the room, would you say " one, twenty one, seven"?

But if you had a room measuring "at-first-glance-arbitrary-seeming five-digit number" in size...

Also, 18-6-50 is fewer syllables than 18-65-0, and lowering the number of syllables governs a huge amount of speech.
 
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