Why is it better to fully discharge rechargeable batteries before recharging?

Answer What is "battery memory". Basicly the idea is that if you only use 1/2 the charge then recharge, then use 1/2 the charge and recharge, rinse & repeat, the materials in the battery will 'think' tha... Read More »

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Are nimh rechargeable batteries interchangeable with nicd rechargeable batteries?

Yes, NiMH and NiCd batteries are generally interchangeable, and are interchangeable with traditional alkaline batteries. Simply replace the battery with the appropriate size, AAA, AA, and so on. N... Read More »

Is it possible to replace rechargeable stinger flashlight batteries with regular batteries?

According to Streamlight, the manufacturer of Stinger flashlights, you cannot put regular batteries in a Stinger flashlight. Each flashlight comes with a specific type of rechargeable batteries tha... Read More »

Are rechargeable Li-ion batteries *greener* than disposable alkaline batteries?

Neither battery has any really bad stuff in it. The Li-Ion is greener because you need fewer batteries over time and thus use less resources. The only rechargeable battery that's nasty is the NiC... Read More »

I've tried recharging normal batteries and it works. Why shouldn't i do it?

It is because that non-rechargeable batteries are designed to just spend their energy and thats it. Batteries are a set of 'energy cells' that are connected. They add up to 9v, 1.5v, 12v, etcCertai... Read More »