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NiCad Batteries

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Phoenix, Jul 21, 2004.

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Guest

    I was looking for a 6volt Nicad battery for my camcorder.

    All I can find is a 6volt NimH. I imagine the camera will work fine.

    But do I need a new charger???
  2. bushbadee

    bushbadee Guest

    Nickle cad and hydride batteries can use the same charger.
    The radio shack sells a charger for both for about 15 bucks.

    The hydride will last about 4 or 5 times as long as a nickle and doesn't
    poison the ecosystem
    The hydride has no memory effect.
    Never fully discharge a rechargeable battery as some cells will be charged
    in the wrong direction when one cell goes dead before the others.
    Be careful how you dispose of nickle cad, they are illegal in most dumps

    The camera will not know the difference but the hydride 6 volter will have a
    little more voltage.
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