[PLUG-TALK] Rechargeable NiMH Batteries Question

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Jun 15 05:17:49 PDT 2016


On Tue, 14 Jun 2016, Russell Senior wrote:

> The normal voltage of a fresh alkaline cell is about 1.6V, which is higher
> than a fully charged NiMH. Also, NiMH are more likely to discharge over
> time. If the purpose is backup power, you are probably better off with
> alkaline anyway.

Russell,

   That's interesting. Thanks.

   I've also read that the NiMH is better suited to uses like LED
flashlights.

Rich



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