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Old 05-26-2003, 02:05 AM   #1
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Ni-Cd and NiMH Batts...Wats the difference???

Whats the difference between these types of batteries besides the fact that you have to discharge NiCds.
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Whats the difference between these types of batteries besides the fact that you have to discharge NiCds.
To get the best performance from NiMh, they also have to be discharged.
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would it be worth it buying a new charger so u can used nimh batteries
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Old 05-26-2003, 05:11 AM   #4
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so wich ones better or worse or wats the difference.
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NiCd's is easier to maintain, takes more abuse and seems to last longer. However, NiMh is avaible in larger capasity.

Some people claim that NiCd's got more punch, however, I prefer the performance from NiMh. I find they have plenty of punch for stock class, which I'm driving exclusively.
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Yah thats what i noticed about the NiCd. It had a good punch. Other thaan what u mentioned before is there any difference?
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NiCd is "old-tech" - the cells have less capacity, are less environmentally friendly, but seem to be more durable. Development is over.

NiMH is "new-tech" - they are improving with every generation (the current GP 3300's are SO much better than the first Panasonic 3000's). Capacity is much higher, the cells are more environmentally friendly, and issues with "punch" and voltage seem to be a thing of the past (the GP's give better numbers than any NiCd). The only problem is that lifespan still seems shorter than NiCd's, i.e. NiMH will take fewer charges before performance deteriorates.

NiMH's are more sensitive to charging, they need a smaller "peak delta", a NiCD-only charger will overcharge a NiMH pack, shortening it's lifespan further.
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i c So i guess ill buy nimh's from now on to be more evnormetanly freindly . thanx.
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