Subject: Re: Difference between AC adapter and charger?
Summary: What do you think of these ping times eh?
Reply-To: You can't see me, and I pass right through planets...
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 01:38:22 GMT
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On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 20:52:27 -0400, Keith R. Williams
>In article ,
>> On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 13:35:54 +0100, "The Happy Hippy"
>> Gave us:
>> >Everything you have said in the thread makes good sense to me Phil; can I
>> >ask you to clarify one point ...
>> >Is there any problem with leaving NiCd batteries in a flat condition for a
>> >prolonged period of time ? What's 'prolonged' ?
>> >I have read that lack of use is a problem with rechargeables, and they
>> >should be charged and used ( discharged ) regularly ( weekly was
>> >uggested ) to keep them working nicely. How to do that, when not actually
>> >needing to use 40-odd batteries most of the time has always intrigued me.
>> >Also; any info on how to treat DSM batteries ( camcorder battery belt ) ?
>> >There's a dearth of information available on the web.
>> Switch to Nickel Metal Hydrides.
>NMH batteries have a rather poor reliability record. I looked
>into this for cordless drills. The best performance still
>belongs to NiCds. NiMH hasn't lived up to its promise, or at
>least NiCd technology has surpassed expectations. The only thing
>NiMH batteries have going for them is the green thing.
Don't shit yerself. They work great, and are going to be around for
a long time.
Waiting for a ten to twelve hour charge cycle sucks. With the metal
batteries, I can charge the damned thing up for 15 minutes if I want,
and go to work. It won't be a full charge, but the point its that I
don't have to wait for it to be either.
Our meters at work (several) have them, and we keep others charging
all the time. Out goes a charged unit, and in goes dead cell (in the
charger). In the meter, in goes a freshly charged cell. The work
just fine, and are environmentally safe, as you stated. Couldn't ask
for more. As far as lifespan, the batteries in my camera have yet to
fail after 4 months of non use/shelf dormancy. All the dolts I've
heard claim that they'd be dead right now, so you guys must be ill
informed... At best.