> I'm using aging NiCads on my YB-400 and it's time to start replacing
> them. Are the new rechargable Alkaline batteries any better or are
> there any other AA alternatives available? Thanks...
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Oh yes, the newer rechargeable Alkalines are the way to go. The output
voltage is closer to the 1.5 volt of a standard cell. NiCads are 1.2
volt. This difference can be noticeable in some applications.
Of course, the best way to go would be the Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries. High power density, no memory effect. (although some debate
that NiCads even have one) but at a cost. You gotta get a charger
specific to them. But then, the newer rechargeable Alkalines do too.
Maybe you'll get lucky and find the rechargeable alkalines on sale as I
did. Give 'em a try.