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alkaline versus NiCd or NiMH battery

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by patrickpdk, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. patrickpdk

    patrickpdk Guest

    I bought a cordless mouse that takes 2 AAA batteries. I found that
    these wear out after about 2 weeks and want to get rechargable
    batteries but the device says "only use Alkaline batteries" - does this
    mean that I cannot use rechargable NiCd or NiMH batteries? Will these
    batteries blow up my mouse?! :eek:)
  2. Eric R Snow

    Eric R Snow Guest

    It may be that the voltage from the rechargeable batteries is too low
    for thing. Alkaline batteries are 1.5 volts and the rechargeables you
    mentioned are 1.2 volts. This voltage difference is a result of the
    battery chemistry. Lead acid batteries are 2 volts per cell.
  3. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Get the NiMh's and if they don't perform well, use the batteries in
    something else. You can never have to many rechargeables
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