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TheHarvester
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join:2006-08-25
Dana Point, CA
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Alkaline battery charging?

I have a number of devices that use AA and AAA batteries and so I am developing quite a box of old worn batteries. I remember from some years ago about an alkaline battery charger and decided to look into it. I found a number of reviews about The Battery Xtender. The site said it is re-designing both the site and the latest Battery Xtender.

I was just wondering if anyone has had any first hand experience with this or any other Alkaline battery charger.

»www.batteryxtender.com/ (first couple times I got a "connection was reset" error), now the "re-design" notice comes up.

»www.theweb2u.com/ (Battery extender notice in case the first link fails again)
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PhoenixDown
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Fresh Meadows, NY
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It would be safer and easier to go out and buy rechargables.
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TheHarvester
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said by PhoenixDown:

It would be safer and easier to go out and buy rechargables.

But some of my devices do not like the lower voltages and some devices are used in a cold environment which affects the voltage even more.
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Dustyn
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join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
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reply to TheHarvester

Have you tried this Australian based company?
»www.rezap.com/rbc889.htm



Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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reply to TheHarvester

Lithium batteries have no drop off in voltage during cold conditions.



TheHarvester
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reply to Dustyn

said by Dustyn:

Have you tried this Australian based company?
»www.rezap.com/rbc889.htm

Have you?
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Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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I own one.
Depending on the type/size and brand of the battery, you can get away with recharging alkaline batteries up to 15 times. I've probably got away with doing this only 5 or 6 times. I think because you have to throw them in the charger before the battery reaches a certain voltage cut out level.
»Re: nicd / nimh battery lifespan



signmeuptoo
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NanoParticle
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reply to TheHarvester

The cadmium batteries are what bother me the most. Cadmium is a very nasty polluter, it is a heavy metal.



TheHarvester
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reply to Dustyn

Thanks for the info and link.
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Dustyn
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reply to TheHarvester

Re: Alkaline battery charging?

You're welcome.
It's a pretty great charger. The fact that it can re-charge throw away alkaline batteries is a plus, however this was not the primary reason for what I purchased it for.