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Old 01-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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ok, i saw an infomercial last week, a guy selling a charger for alkaline batteries. saves money, environment, blah blah, just plug them in and in 72 hours they are 98% their original strength. aha! 72 hours ey? so a slow trickle charge should do the trick. i get back in town today and plug in a 4cell AA pack with some worn out wii remote batteries and set it to nicd charge at .3 amps. 2 hours later they had taken 450mah and temps went fron 58c - 63c. no visible wear or swelling or anything on the batteries... i'll try to top them off tomorrow (gotta get to bed) and see what the total mah is and then see how they work after.

may explode if you try to charge them what a scam.
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I have a cheaper NiMh/NiCd charger which also trickle charges alkaline batteries, I only charge them 5 times or so and then toss them, after 5 charges they are good enough for tv remotes and nothing else really.. or at least thats my experience using a low end charger
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i'll check the voltage tomorrow but i think past 7-7.2 would be pushing it.
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peaked at 8.37v about 548mah total later. no visible damage to batteries and they are in the wii pad being tested as we speak.
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