Nickel Metal Hydrids

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Date: Mon Jan 17 15:42:56 2005

> I have noticed that NiMH prices have gone down
> about half over the last 5 years.

In many cases they are cheaper than NiCads now.

This raises a question for refurbishing older equipment: is it always
OK to just drop a set of NiMH's in place of same-size NiCad's? Most
of the "stupid" NiCad battery chargers were just 0.1C trickle chargers,
but the "smart" ones that looked for the voltage rise at the end of charge
of a NiCad may not see this with a NiMH pack. Anyone have any experience?

Last time I had to put some new Sub-C cells in my Fluke scopemeter I had
to look rather hard to find true NiCads as opposed to MiMH's.

Received on Mon Jan 17 2005 - 15:42:56 GMT

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