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DPRG: rechargable alkalines

Subject: DPRG: rechargable alkalines
From: Ralph Tenny rten at metronet.com
Date: Thu Aug 19 09:49:58 CDT 1999

Justin:
Yes, definitely remove the NiMH batteries -- they are very sensitive to
overcharge. I don't know enough about the charger you have or the NiMH
batteries you are charging; I suspect the charger cuts off at a voltage
level that the NiMH never reaches.
Ralph

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Justin Kao wrote:

> Okay, here's another question:
> 
> I bought the Rayovac 4 battery charger that came with  2 rechargable
> alkalines since it was only $10 and can charge NiMH and NiCd batteries too.
> When I put my NiMH batteries in the Rayovac charger though, the charge light
> doesn't go off like it does when it finishes charging the alkalines and the
> batteries get awfully warm. This is making me suspicious, even though it
> claims to charge NiMH... anyone know how this thing works? (Or whether it
> works?) Am I going to have to remove the batteries after a time or what?
> 
> --
> Justin Kao <jkao at bigfoot.com> <ICQ 5903051>
> 

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