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Re: This Question Gets Asked A Lot...Can I Run 8AA Nimhs In The Regular Alkaline Battery Holder? & Some Other Common Questions/Beliefs
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 26, 2012 10:06AM
Warning: There is still much debate among many on the proper care and feeding of rechargeables, so it's up to you to take proper precautions when charging and using batteries, and you should educate yourself on the net as to just who and what you believe. Regardless of what type of rechargeable you use, always educate yourself as much as possible and charge and store your batteries in a fire proof location. I prefer to store mine in a metal box (lined inside to lesson any chance of a short) as well as to charge them in the middle of a cement floor where I can keep an eye on them. Never assume handling and use of any battery is completely safe.

This will probably be the last "how to" thread link I put in this thread, as it's already loaded with enough stuff that you probably NEVER wanted to know about batteries and chargers already. :biggrin: But, I feel this one is worth adding.

It contains good (but short for me) information about using rechargeables in detectors, low self discharge nimhs for long term storage between detector use, lipos, etc. One myth that seems to always crop up is about loss of performance due to a lower starting voltage. That's not the case due to voltage regulators that make it a non-issue, but if you still choose to believe that then the fact is high capacity nimhs have a more "flat" line in graphed voltage (they maintain a more constant voltage better over discharge) as they discharge, so there comes a time when a non-rechargeable will have a lower voltage during much of the discharge cycle compared to the nimh (or a nicad for that matter). But as said that's a non-issue anyway due to voltage regulators in modern detectors. Another common belief is that nimhs don't provide as long of run times as non-rechargeables. In fact nimhs can provide up to 4 times the run time in some applications. A lot of the "they have short run times" beliefs out there stem from the early days of rechargeables when they didn't have much in way of capacity.

More details and other info in this thread, and it pretty much gets right to the point for once and isn't a novel. More like a short story. :biggrin:

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?22,1748161



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Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 07/26/2012 10:35AM by Critterhunter.


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