Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Knight14 » Thu, 09 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

Lou

 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Chris Coope » Thu, 09 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I use them everywhere now. Im my hand scanner, my camcorder, my
notebook, flashlights, etc...
NiMH batteries do not have a memory, so you can leave the scanner on the
charger all the time, or recharge them from a partially discharged
state. They don't have to be exersized. But, they loose "shelf life"
charges generally twice as fast as NiCad's (typically 20% over a week.
And, since they're about 2.5 times the capacity of a NiCad, they take
2.5 times longer to charge. So if your charger will charge NiCads in 10
hours (50ma), it will take 37.5 hours with NiMH.
My scanner has a small switch inside the battery case for NiCAD use as
Alkaline batteries are 1.5V and NiCad/NiMH are 1.25.


> I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
> Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

> Lou

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Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Chris Coope » Thu, 09 Apr 1998 04:00:00

37.5 hours with NiMH.

er...25 hours

 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by ZACK MILLE » Sat, 11 Apr 1998 04:00:00

NiMH batteries to be used coerectly need a different charger than NiCads
do, They are much more easely damaged by overcharging. Also regular
nicads witch are said to have a memory, do not, people say they have a
memory becouse of loss of usage time -right- well, you should not let
nicads fully run out before recharging them, let them go down about to
1/5 of full charge or their about since it is hard to tell, everytime
you let them fully discharge the cells lessen their capacity. I have had
the same nicads in my scanner for 4 1/2 years and i use it everyday at
work.


> I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
> Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

> Lou

 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Steve Bidd » Sat, 11 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:>I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
>Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

>Lou

I've been using AA NiMH batteries for the past 2 years in my 3
portables. The big advantage is they last twice as long as NiCads, and
technically don't suffer from memory, however you're still best to
discharge them as often as possible before recharging them.

My only advice is to go and buy a decent charger. I have one here that
monitors the + and - Delta that fast charges the batteries, you'll
quite easily stuff NiMH batteries easier than NiCads if you overcharge
them regularly.

--
Steve Biddle


 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Cutie B » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>> I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
>> Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

1200 MAH ??

I believe 1.2 AH

Rechargeble nicads have about 600-800 mAH

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Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Knight14 » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Well I for one am aware of the equivalent. However the company that sells the
product (RS) labels the product specifically "1200 mAh"

In an era when so many companies disguise the contents of their products so
that you cannot compare across brands (for example have you ever tried to
compare cans of coffee?)  I find the "mAh" units helpful-especially when
comparing battery capacity of AA batteies.

Lou
N2HXP

 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by The Cb G » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:>Well I for one am aware of the equivalent. However the company that sells the
>product (RS) labels the product specifically "1200 mAh"

>In an era when so many companies disguise the contents of their products so
>that you cannot compare across brands (for example have you ever tried to
>compare cans of coffee?)  I find the "mAh" units helpful-especially when
>comparing battery capacity of AA batteies.

>Lou
>N2HXP

absolutely right, and it keeps it simple for the consumer....
600, 800, or 1200 mAh.. vs. 1.2 Ah
ALthough I think in this instance it was labled simple for the Rat
Shack Employee.   ;-)

The Cb Guy

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Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by P. Langevi » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00



> >I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
> >Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

> >Lou

> I've been using AA NiMH batteries for the past 2 years in my 3
> portables. The big advantage is they last twice as long as NiCads, and
> technically don't suffer from memory, however you're still best to
> discharge them as often as possible before recharging them.

> My only advice is to go and buy a decent charger. I have one here that
> monitors the + and - Delta that fast charges the batteries, you'll
> quite easily stuff NiMH batteries easier than NiCads if you overcharge
> them regularly.

> --
> Steve Biddle



Is this somthing I can use with my pro 90?
 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by birt » Mon, 13 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Also look at Tower Hobbies catalog, they have !
I purchased the HydriMax AA at 1200mAh and also the HydriMax
four battery charger.
They work great.

Birt


> NiMH batteries to be used coerectly need a different charger than NiCads
> do, They are much more easely damaged by overcharging. Also regular
> nicads witch are said to have a memory, do not, people say they have a
> memory becouse of loss of usage time -right- well, you should not let
> nicads fully run out before recharging them, let them go down about to
> 1/5 of full charge or their about since it is hard to tell, everytime
> you let them fully discharge the cells lessen their capacity. I have had
> the same nicads in my scanner for 4 1/2 years and i use it everyday at
> work.


> > I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
> > Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

> > Lou

 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by gooseber » Mon, 13 Apr 1998 04:00:00




> >> I just bought 4 AA NiMH batteries for my scanner. They will replace my Nicads.
> >> Rating is 1200MaH. I wonder if anybody has tried these yet? ($9.95 for 2)

> 1200 MAH ??

> I believe 1.2 AH

> Rechargeble nicads have about 600-800 mAH

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1.2 AH IS 1200 MAH.
 
 
 

Radio Shack NiMH AA?

Post by Michael Ma » Fri, 17 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Also check out Costco, if you have one in your area, they have a 4 pack
of Super Hi capacity Panasonic nicads with the 4 cell charger for around
$14, at least that is the price here in Phoenix. These batteries are
1100 mAh AA cells.

Mike
WB8VLC