Shelf life of batteries

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Shelf life of batteries

Post by CronoTriggerfan » Mon May 15, 2006 9:46 pm

I've been wondering abou this for a while; is there really any truth to the claim that Ni-MH batts have that whole "memory charge" problem? I know it exists in Ni-Cd's, but what about Ni-MH batts? I'm wondering because I have one in my SNESp right now, and I wanna know how long it'll last me. Here's a link:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... age=search

And just for kicks, could 'ya tell me how long this one'll last? It's the one most of my customers want in their portables because it's cheaper :lol: .

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... age=search

(I use that charger to charge my Ni-MH batt pack, if that matters at all)

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Post by dankicksass » Mon May 15, 2006 10:46 pm

An average Nickel-based battery has a life span of 1000 charges. Your life span may vary.

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Post by marshallh » Tue May 16, 2006 6:49 am

Yes, NiMH cells have the same memory effect as NiCd, but not as pronounced. You shouldn't have a probem as long as you don't overcharge them.
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Post by daguuy » Tue May 16, 2006 2:23 pm

it should last longer if you charge it before completely draining it. same goes for nicad.
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