Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Post by David » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

We have a collection of dead Rayovac Renewal Alkaline
batteries that died when we didn't catch them before full
discharge.

Has anyone discovered a cost-effective tried and true method
for reconditioning these things?  Hate to just toss them, considering
their cost ... or are we just more victims of the Rayovac hype?
(The charger and first set of batteries was a gift, the 100 plus
dollars of batteries that followed came out of our pockets.)

Thanks! & 73, DavidC  K1YP

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Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Post by Rand » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00


David,
Go Here for some info.  http://www.rayovac.com/busoem/oem/specs/recharge_alk.shtml

Look around the site.
Randy


> We have a collection of dead Rayovac Renewal Alkaline
> batteries that died when we didn't catch them before full
> discharge.

> Has anyone discovered a cost-effective tried and true method
> for reconditioning these things?  Hate to just toss them, considering
> their cost ... or are we just more victims of the Rayovac hype?
> (The charger and first set of batteries was a gift, the 100 plus
> dollars of batteries that followed came out of our pockets.)

> Thanks! & 73, DavidC  K1YP

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Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Post by Bill Gallaghe » Thu, 28 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I just smack 'em like die-cads,,,a fast touch with 12V seems to do the
trick...use a holder, and put them under a cover (I use a cake plate lid
(lexan) from a restaurant supply house)... ABOUT 1 IN 20 'SUSPLODE'!

Bill G.  KS3Y


Quote:> We have a collection of dead Rayovac Renewal Alkaline
> batteries that died when we didn't catch them before full
> discharge.

> Has anyone discovered a cost-effective tried and true method
> for reconditioning these things?  Hate to just toss them, considering
> their cost ... or are we just more victims of the Rayovac hype?
> (The charger and first set of batteries was a gift, the 100 plus
> dollars of batteries that followed came out of our pockets.)

> Thanks! & 73, DavidC  K1YP

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Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Post by Dave Martinda » Thu, 28 Oct 1999 04:00:00


>We have a collection of dead Rayovac Renewal Alkaline
>batteries that died when we didn't catch them before full
>discharge.

One thing to beware of: if you've fully discharged an alkaline cell,
you may have eaten holes in the zinc can that forms the anode terminal.
Recharging it will plate more metal on the can, but probably not close
those holes.  So the cell is now more likely to leak electrolyte.
Keep a close eye on them for signs of leakage if you do manage to
recharge them.

        Dave

 
 
 

Reconditioning Rayovac Renewal Alkaline Batteries?

Post by Jim Wei » Thu, 28 Oct 1999 04:00:00


shared these priceless pearls of wisdom:

->We have a collection of dead Rayovac Renewal Alkaline
->batteries that died when we didn't catch them before full
->discharge.

Smack 'em smartly with 10-12 volts through a 10 ohm current limiting resistor
for a few seconds, then quickly into the "stock" charger.  "Smack" no more than
five or ten seconds at a whap.

Jim
Jim Weir, VP Eng. RST Eng.      WX6RST
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