do REGULAR alkaline battery chargers work ?

do REGULAR alkaline battery chargers work ?

Post by Sy Jer » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 10:53:09

I saw today at Walmart an Alkaline battery recharger, which claims
that it can recharge REGULAR (note again, REGULAR, not those Ray-o-vac
rechargeables) alkaline batteries for up to 10 times.

anybody tried that yet ? do they work ?
the charger is also supposed to work with NiCad batteries.

jerry

 
 
 

do REGULAR alkaline battery chargers work ?

Post by Michael Schust » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 11:01:13




>I saw today at Walmart an Alkaline battery recharger, which claims
>that it can recharge REGULAR (note again, REGULAR, not those Ray-o-vac
>rechargeables) alkaline batteries for up to 10 times.

>anybody tried that yet ? do they work ?
>the charger is also supposed to work with NiCad batteries.

There have been several varieties of this, with brand names of Buddy-L,
Innovations, Eco Charger, and yes ... even Remington (the shaver people).

They really don't do much. What they will do is rejuvenate a very
slightly used alkaline batery. Someone posted a comprison in which he
charged batteries in the Buddy-L and left a control set on the shelf.
There was little difference.

I've played with one of these and it does "top off" the cell, but the
shelf life on the "recharge" is poor and you'd have to recharge each cell
after every light use.

If you want to recharge alkalines, get the Rayovacs and the charger made
for them.

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do REGULAR alkaline battery chargers work ?

Post by Sulistio Mulja » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 12:34:59


>I saw today at Walmart an Alkaline battery recharger, which claims
>that it can recharge REGULAR (note again, REGULAR, not those Ray-o-vac
>rechargeables) alkaline batteries for up to 10 times.

>anybody tried that yet ? do they work ?
>the charger is also supposed to work with NiCad batteries.

there is a review of this kind of battery in the consumer reports (something
w/ consumer, dont remember the name of the magazine) recently.  check it out
at your local library.  

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