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Old Nov 28, 2004, 7:00 PM   #11
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Paul-Jones wrote:
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I do batteries . It's like religion . Nicad never had memory .

Nicad is same as nimh , both are recharg' alkaline .

1.35 volts if lightly loaded . 1.23 is dead ( while loaded) .

I'm afraid that I don't agree with your statement thet ni-based rechargeable cells are rechargearble elkalines. The cell chemistry is different so are their discharge characteristics
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 5:47 AM   #12
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I'll take 2 of whatever Paul-Jones is smoking!
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 8:51 AM   #13
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I'll take 2 of whatever Paul-Jones is smoking!
LOL:lol::lol::lol:
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Well everyone has taken a stab at explaining why they like the economics of NiMH, but I don't think anyone has explained why D Parker's Step-Father's Fuji says he can't use NiCad. Alkaline are at least as inefficient and they are OK. Something is wrong with using NiCad.

Maybe blr's observation of lower internal resistance allowing NiCad to supply a higher burst power has some relevance. But most devices don't draw more current than they need – especially when the voltage is lower than the approved alkaline batteries.

There are many devices designed for alkaline or even carbon batteries that are OK for NiCad but not for NiMH. I read that devices designed for NiMH do not allow a full discharge, which can damage the batteries. Maybe the circuitry that prevents damage in NiMH builds up memory in NiCad. That's just a guess – I'm not a battery expert like Paul-Jones


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