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From: email@example.com (N. Thornton)
Subject: Re: Parallel Alkaline Batteries
Date: 4 Oct 2002 15:28:02 -0700
References: <3D9A6F8D.8FCFC12D@Hovnanian.com> <3D9B1A5F.27212DC@110.net> <3D9B261D.9F6FEFEE@boeing.com> <3D9B44F2.5B1D5DA@boeing.com>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 4 Oct 2002 22:28:02 GMT
Paul Hovnanian wrote in message news:<3D9B44F2.5B1D5DA@boeing.com>...
> Dave VanHorn wrote:
> > Maybe it's trickling the NIMH?
> The booster pack goes dead when its not even plugged in to the
Looks like youve answered your own question, there is a problem with
paralleling. I expect there would be, as open circuit voltages simply
are not the same for different cells. Go round and measure your
various batts on a voltmeter if you don't believe me.
Mighta made more sense for them to use 1x C cell, but thatd mean a
different shape/size pack. How bout using just one nicad? might work
> I carry it just in case the NiMH does low, but I've had a
> few experiences in which I've put fresh batteries in it and needed
> it a month or so later and its already in worse shape than the NiMH.
> (Its not shorting out on anything. I store it in a plastic pouch).
> For the time being, I'm only putting a single AA cell in it. It may
> theoretically need a fewsh one twice as often, but they'll keep much
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