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Rechargeable alkaline battery
Rechargeable alkaline battery is a type of alkaline battery that is rechargeable. This rechargeable alkaline technology was developed by Battery Technologies Inc in Canada and licensed to Rayovac, Pure Energy and Grandcell. The shapes include AAA, AA, C, D and snap-on 9-volt batteries. Rechargeable alkaline batteries have the ability to carry their charge for years, unlike NiCd and NiMH batteries and, if produced properly, are an environmentally friendly form of energy storage.
They are chemically the same as regular batteries. The main difference in composition between rechargeable and regular alkaline is that the blend of materials and formula used to make the batteries has been altered to allow for the batteries to recharge. Without this modification in chemical composition, the batteries would not hold multiple charges
Proper Use and Durability
Although these batteries can be used in any device that supports a standard size (AA, AAA, C, D, etc.) they are formulated to last longest in periodical use items. This type of battery is best suited for use in low-drain devices such as remote controls, or for devices that are used periodically such as flashlights, television remotes, portable radios, etc.
Chargers designed for NiCd and NiMH batteries are not suitable for charging rechargeable alkaline cells. Similarly, only the charger distributed with the batteries, or sold by the same company is suitable for use in their charging. Otherwise, problems could occur due to the slight differences in formulas, and composition of each product.
Disadvantages From Other Rechargeable Batteries
Though they are relatively cheap and contain a high charge-capacity rechargeable alkaline batteries have some disadvantages:
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