You might have noticed that whenever we at EcoGeek talk about a product that is battery powered we mention, nay recommend, nay demand rechargeables. There are few reasons not to use rechargeables. Each one holds within in the power to be used hundreds of times and, thus, the power to replace hundreds of alkalines that would have normally been purchased and then thrown away. Batteries contain nasty stuff, so we need to use as few as possible.
But rechargeables do have one or two disadvantages. First, they don't hold quite as much charge as an Alkaline. Or, if they do, they don't after a while of using them. Second, when purchased, they must be charged before use. Which, I admit, can be annoying.
Well, that simply isn't the case anymore. Hybrio batteries are a new kind of NiMH battery that has an extremely low self discharge rate and can hold more charge than a regular alkaline battery. The come and AA and AAA and, amazingly, aren't really that expensive. You can buy them in the UK now for about $13 for four, and they'll be available in the US soon. Best of all, you don't have to get a new charger, your old NiMH charger will work just fine. You do have an NiMH charger...don't you?
NiCad Chargers Work Too (?)
written by Matt, September 12, 2006
written by Hank, September 12, 2006
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