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2. Place an aluminum plate on top of the mixture on each copper plate. Press firmly. Remove any excess that oozes out between the plates.

Aluminum Plate

Copper Plate

CAUTION: Be sure plates are not touching each other at any point.

Aluminum Plate

3. If more than one cell is used, place the cells on top of each other so that unlike metal plates are touching.

Copper Plate Aluminum Plate

Copper Plate

4. When ready to fire, clean plates with knife where connections are to be made. Connect one wire to the outer aluminum plate. This maybe done by holding the wires against the plates or by hooking them through holes punched through plates. If wires are hooked through pistes, be sure they do not touch mixture between plates.

Copper Wire

Aluminum Plate Copper Plate

Copper Plate

Aluminum Plate

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Copper Plate

Section VH No. 19

IMPROVISED BATTERY (2 HOUR DURATION)

This battery should be used within 2 hours sad should be securely wrapped. Three cells will detonate one blasting cap or one igniter. Five cells, connected in series, will detonate two of these devices and so oo. Larger cells have a longer life and will yield more power.

If depolarizing materials such as potassium permanganate or manganese dioxide cannot be obtained, ten cells without depolarizer, arranged as described below, (Step 4) will detonate one blasting cap.

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