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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by SuperWWTBAM04, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. Does anyone have any way (any at all, no matter the difficulty) to recharge
    non-rechargeable alkaline batteries? I'm going to be on a trip for 3 months and
    will have no source of batteries available (batteries are prohibited in the
    area due to pollution concerns), and need them pretty desperately. Other than
    batteries I will have any electronics gear to use, along with AC power, to
    recharge the batteries. Please help. The country also forbids importing of
    Nickel, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury, so Pb-acid, NiCd and NiMH batteries are off
    limits.
     
  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    With strict pollution concerns, it is a wonder they allow anything
    living to exist there!
    Do you have any idea as to how *bad* trees are in giving off all kinds
    of organic poisons?
    And what about the crap and farts of all of the animals and people?
     
  3. Emad Khader

    Emad Khader Guest

    Alkaline batteries can be recharged. It is just their charging regime has to
    be tightly controlled to prevent overheating and permanent damage.

    I use a charger with a selection switch to choose between NiCd and Alkaline.
    It charges upto 4 cells at a time. It is sold by SLM Inc of Gloversville, NY
    12078 under the name of BuddyL. Cost was <$30.

    My own experience with recharging Alkalines is that it generally works. The
    cells are not recharged to new condition but they are recharged. 5-10
    recharge cycles seem possible.

    Emad.
     
  4. Aplin17

    Aplin17 Guest

    actually all batteries are rechargeable; rechargerable batteries are a
    marketing ploy and thus a scam.
     
  5. Karl Uppiano

    Karl Uppiano Guest

    I think that is a gross oversimplification.
     
  6. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Bullshit!
    You obviously do not know what you are talking about.
    Take a few chemistry classes!
     
  7. Guest


    Very inaccurate and dangerous advice my friend.

    For the original poster, there are rechargeable alkline batteries,
    but they have a rather different chemistry than regular batteries.
    The market for them wasn't so great since they were somewhat
    expensive, so-so capacity and had limited recharges.

    -Chris
     
  8. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I have used some for 2-3 years before i had to toss them.
    They are superb for standby use, and seem to be useable for at least 5
    years, based on initial and present characteristics.
    Even tho the cost seems high, so far they have paid for themselves
    relative to buying Leclance or ordinary alkalines.
     
  9. Aplin17

    Aplin17 Guest

    You are a liar! I've had regular alkaline batteries last longer reletive to
    cost!
     
  10. Karl Uppiano

    Karl Uppiano Guest

    Lying implies telling deliberate falsehoods intended to mislead. Do you
    really think he's lying? Is it possible he is simply mistaken? Is it even
    possible that what he says is true, and your experience is simply different
    in your application?
     
  11. Guest


    Are you always this exciteable, or just when you miss you nap time?

    Can you perhaps provide evidence that recharging standard alkalines is
    safe and practical? While I have heard some anecdotal stories that
    standard alklines can be partially recharged, most of these stories
    also mention a few batteries that leaked or overheated. Not terrible
    safe.

    I agree that manufacturers make loads of money on non-rechargeable
    batteries. That's certainly an incentive to no advertise or even
    design in rechargability. Their design criteria is towards battery
    life with zero concern for rechargeability.

    However, if standard alkalines were indeed rechargeable a handful of
    times and the process was safe enough to market - then some third
    party would have long since marketed a charger.

    Are you sure you're not related to the KellyClarkonTV twit who keeps
    asking silly questions about blowing things up or recharging battery
    at excess current levels?

    -Chris
     
  12. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    What i said is not a lie; it is fact based on personal experience.
    And i am *still* using a number of the original Renewal (TM) batteries
    from the time they were first commonly available (and see no
    deteriation).
    BTW, your comment has *no* reference..."regular alkaline batteries
    last longer" than what other type?
    Has no meaning.
     
  13. Warren Weber

    Warren Weber Guest

    I recharge them (9 volt) at a limit of 10ma. As long as they are not
    dicharged be low 6 volts. Have much better results with Duracell over
    Energizer but I may not have paid attention to actual discharged voltage. I
    run a series of diodes and LED's to get proper ma value. Works for me. I
    don't know voltage of batteries you are using, so your ratings may be
    different. W W
     
  14. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    You conveniently forgot to mention which backward country you were
    visiting.
     
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