**Re: CPF Acronyms (NEWBS, Look Here!)**

Great thread, AoW and others!

"mAh = MilliAmp Hours; This is a term of "Capacity" in a battery; a battery with say, a capacity of 2500mAh, with a lamp the draws 2 amps (1amp=1000mA) will last ~1.5 hours." You put 1.5 hours, but I think you meant 1.25 hours.

"If a battery has a capacity of 2500mAh it can supply, theoretically, 2 amps for 1 and a quarter hours, or one amp for 2 1/2 hours, or 1 mA for 2500 hours etc. The rating will not always multiply out exactly, as higher current draws (i.e. more amps) will always result in the battery being "empty" (i.e. unable to supply that same current) after fewer mAh than a slow drain. That's why many batteries are rated at a given mAh for a given current draw." Is that about right?