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need just such a thing for my kids 2 way radio's. Anyone have experience with the life of these guys.
ps made it all the way to the "buy it now" before the walls fell.
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sdc100 wrote:Rechageable alkalines are an incredibly impractical idea. Here are some pros and cons:
- They hold the standard 1.5V, whereas NiMHs are rated at 1.2V
- They have a very low self-discharge rate, and can hold a charge or about 6-8 years. NiMhs self-discharge in a matter of months. Even low self-dischage NiMHs like Sanyo's Eneloops will self-discharge in about 2-3 years, I believe. That means NiMH bateries are not good for seldomly-used emergency items like a flashlight and radio.
- AND THIS IS A BIG CON ... and this is a BIG con, and the reason I gave up on rechargeable alkalines years ago: TO maintain the battery's optimum capacity, you need to recharge them when they are about half discharged!!! Most items don't have a meter where you'd know when the batteries are half discharged, so this is WAY IMPRACTICAL. It becomes a guessing game, where the odds are against you.
If you wait until the battery is discharged, it may never recharge again.
Finally a pertinent, quality post on the item.
wut we have here is FAILURE to communicate!