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Old October 30 2012, 04:22 PM   #7
Timo
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Re: emergency transporter armbands

Transporters are huge devices that take up two decks and would requite utterly ENORMOUS levels of power to operate.
The former is a slight exaggeration, as we have seen "miniature" versions already - they fit aboard shuttles and might be no larger than an air conditioner.

The latter sounds false, as we have seen transporters operated when power is very limited, and once apparently activated with a hand phaser battery when other power was shut off ("The Hunted"). Granted, a device less than a tenth the size of a supposed hand phaser battery might still be a bit implausible for containing the power for even a single transport, and never mind there would be space for nothing else in there!

Timo Saloniemi
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