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Does anyone think 10 pounds for that small battery is a little heavy? A steam gauge assembly has the same weight as a small battery! --FlameWolf 14:45, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- In the 50's,batteries were generally heavy,unlike the modern bateries of today. Mr.Wolf 14:46, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Also, if the battery is fission powered, it's probably full of some heavy element, like Thorium or Uranium
If these batteries really do use Fission reactions to produce power, then they are feather light.Revolverman 08:49, March 20, 2010 (UTC)
Real Life Fission Battery
Much, much larger than the ones in the game, but I imagine the Fallout FBs work in very much the same way, just massively scaled down, in the same way a Microfusion cell is a tiny fusion reactor.18.104.22.168 00:29, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Radioisotope Thermal Generators
They are probably radioisotope thermal generator batteries. It's a real technology that has already been used to make very small pacemaker batteries that last a very long time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
Fission Battery FNV Page
Is there currently a page for the FNV version of these?
Bugged Fission Batteries
Has anyone else noticed that there are several Fission Batteries in Fallout: New Vegas that you cannot pick up? In the entire time I have played, I found only one Fission Battery for sale from Chet in Goodsprings. I bought it, and later on in the Nipton House with the hostile Prototype Mr. Whatever (Gutsy or Handy, doesn't matter), I found 3 of them sitting on a table, but I can not pick them up. There in an other one in an open dumpster near Old Lady Gibson's scrapyard, and same problem. I even double-checked to make sure they were FB's by dropping the one I had; same size, shape, color, everything is the same, I just can't pick them up. Is this a bug other people have experienced? I noticed the only Fallout: New Vegas location for FB's mentioned on this site is the basement of the Repconn Test Site. Can you pick those up, or would I be wasting my time by going there?
- There are a few batteries that are scaled up so they look like they power streetlights in the NCR camp outside Primm. The ones you can't pick up are just normal-sized versions of those. You might want to check Lone Wolf Radio, there might be one or two there. Nitty Tok. 03:30, January 20, 2011 (UTC)
This page does not really require splitting since it's not really a quest item, and it's purpose has not really changed in New Vegas. ---bleep196- 14:25, September 7, 2011 (UTC)