Video: Turn a 9-volt battery into six AAA replacement cells

Tom Merritt shows you how to turn a 9-volt battery into six AAAs and a 12-volt battery into eight button cells.

In this episode of CNET's show Hacks, Executive Editor Tom Merritt shows you how to turn a 9-volt battery into six AAAs and a 12-volt battery into eight button cells. Although I don't recommend regularly cracking open your 9-volt batteries, Merritt's process can work in a pinch.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...