Can you use a NiCd charger for NiMH batteries?

Can you use a NiCd charger for NiMH batteries?

NiMH cells cannot be charged with a NiCd charger as end of charge detection will not work. Charge at room temperature: NiMH cells do not like being charged at low or high temperatures. Check cell temperature : If an NiMH cell becomes hot then the charging should be terminated.

Can I use an old NiCd charger with new NiMH batteries?

The differences in trickle charge current and the need for more sensitive full-charge detection render the original NiCd charger unsuitable for NiMH batteries. A NiMH in a NiCd charger would overheat, but a NiCd in a NiMH charger functions well. Modern chargers accommodate both battery systems.

Are NiCd and NiMH interchangeable?

To some degree, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) is interchangeable with Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) — with caveats. The issues related to replacing NiCd with NiMH are the charge methods, the discharge characteristics (specifically rate capability) and then the effect of both on cycle life.

Can I charge NiMH batteries with any charger?

No – any type of charger suitable for NiMH rechargeable batteries will charge either stay-charged or standard rechargeable batteries.

Do you need a special charger for NiMH batteries?

The charge rate and charge termination for our current line of chargers is designed for higher capacity NiMH batteries. NiMH batteries made by other manufacturers can be charged in an Energizer® charger however we recommend the use of Energizer® NiMH batteries.

How do I know if I have NiCad NiMH?

To summarize, the main differences between NiCAD and NiMH batteries deal with capacity, memory effect, and environmental friendliness. Nickel-metal hydride (NIMH) batteries have a higher capacity than nickel-cadmium (NICAD) batteries, which means that they can generally power your device for longer.

Can I charge a NiCd battery with a Lithium charger?

It is important to know that the charger that came with the NiCad battery will NOT operate with the Lithium ion battery. So, to answer the above question, No. You cannot use a NiCad charger to charge a Lithium ion battery.

What is the difference between NiCd and NiMH battery chargers?

The main difference between NiMH and NiCd is that the negative electrode used in NiMH is a hydrogen-absorbing alloy. While the negative electrode used in NiCd is cadmium. NiMH stands for Nickel-metal hydride battery, and NiCd stands for Nickel Cadmium battery. The discharging rate of NiMH is higher.

What is the best way to charge NiMH batteries?

Charging Considerations for NiMH Batteries?

  1. Trickle Charging is the safest method you can charge your battery. To do so, ensure you are charging at the lowest possible rate that will keep your overall charge time BELOW 20 hours and remove your battery at that point.
  2. Do not overcharge NiMH batteries.

What charger do you need for a NiMH battery?

Any NiMH charger will charge both regular NiMH batteries and LSD NiMH’s. NiZn batteries require a special charger. NiMH and NiCd chargers will not work. First off, a NiMH/NiCd charger charges at around 1.3-1.6V, while a NiZn charger uses around 1.9V.