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  1. By the way, does anyone recharge non-rechargeable batteries? About three years
    ago when I was still a kid (age 14), I came up with this idea in a dream. Since
    then I've recharged batteries at least hundreds of times and only have had
    about 10 explosions. Any clue if this is wise to do?
  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Is not the term "explosion" a sufficent answer?
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    recharge non-rechargeable batteries?
    Putting current into a battery which wasn't conceived
    to be chemically reformulated by electrical action doesn't "recharge" it.

    The best you can hope for is to heat it up enough
    to stimulate a little more chemical activity from the reactants inside it.
    You could do as well by just putting it near a heater.

    You've already experienced the worst.
  4. but since there are "Rechargeable Alkaline batteries", then should most
    Alkalines be rechargeable to some extent?
  5. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Not quite correct.
    What happens, is thebattery is depolarized, so that the remaining
    chemicals can be used.
    Note they cannot be *completely* used either.
  6. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    No. Only depolarized.
    The chemistry in the rechargeable alkalines is greatly altered from
    that found in the standard alkalines.
  7. So is there a way to recharge non-rechargeable batteries?
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