Do NiMH batteries need a special charger?
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.
Can I use any charger for NiMH batteries?
No – any type of charger suitable for NiMH rechargeable batteries will charge either stay-charged or standard rechargeable batteries.
Can I charge a NiMH battery with a lithium ion charger?
No, you cannot, you should not for your own safe. NiMh and Lithium batteries have different chemistries, different cell voltages and they require different charging methods/algorithms.
Can I charge a NiMH battery with a Nicad charger?
Never charge Ni-MH batteries with a Ni-Cd charger. There are significant differences in charging conditions between those two types of batteries. It is always recommended to charge your batteries using an appropriate charger for your battery type.
How do you revive dead NiMH rechargeable batteries?
Reconditioning NiMH Batteries
- Step 1 – Charge the NiMH batteries fully. Remove the batteries from the device and put them in a charger.
- Step 2 – Discharge the NiMH batteries fully. After the battery gets completely charged, it’s time to completely discharge the battery.
- Step 3 – Repeat the two steps again.
How do you charge NiMH?
The cheapest way to charge a nickel metal hydride battery is to charge at C/10 or below (10% of the rated capacity per hour). So a 100 mAH battery would be charged at 10 mA for 15 hours. This method does not require an end-of-charge sensor and ensures a full charge.
Can I replace NiMH batteries with lithium?
Yes you can replace a NiMH battery with a lithium battery, however, practically it is not a good idea as each battery is designed for different applications. A NiMH battery is more suited for applications requiring high current draw (like power tools) compared to Lithium batteries.
How do you charge a NiMH RC battery?
Normal Charging The best way to charge a nickel metal hydride battery is to charge at C/10 or below (10% of the rated capacity per hour). So a 100 mAH battery would be charged at 10 mA for 15 hours. This method does not require an end-of-charge sensor and ensures a full charge.
Can you replace a NiCd battery with a NiMH battery?
Ni-MH cannot be used instead of Ni-Cd, as the Ni-MH will degenerate quickly because it will be charged under the charging conditions for Ni-Cd (which are different to those of the Ni-MH).
How do you know when NiMH battery is fully charged?
Usually, a fully charged battery would display a voltmeter reading of around 1.5 volts. That means your battery is in good shape if your voltmeter shows a voltage anywhere between 1.3-1.5 volts. 4)A strong indication that your battery has excessive voltage is any voltage above 1.5volts.