Recharging Alkaline Battery's

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:48
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I was in the hardware today and they had on special $59
Battery chargers for ordinary Energizer type Alkaline Batterys,multi fit from AAA to 9V,the battery's for your torch or radios etc.
I think it also did rechargeables as well.
I have seen them before but around $80 dollars.

The question is
Has anyone tried one these do they bring back the battery's to life??

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Reply By: guzzi - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:25
If you are referring to the REZAP model 882 or 883 battery charger, yes they work. They aren't fast it generally take 12 + hours but they do work.

Have a look at the web site, http://www.rezap.com.au/

You are limited to how many times you can recharge an alkiline battery and I have found the Energiser to be better than the Duracell which Ive found have a tendency to leak.
You might get up to 5 recharges with diminishing life per charge out of an alkaline battery.

Have a look at this web site, http://www.thebatterywizard.com/index.htm

It gives ma good independent run down on this charger and many others as well as an extensive run down on many rechargeable batteries on the market.

Happy reading

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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:09

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 19:09
Thanks Pete
That's that it.
Not sure if it is a rezap. I will check it out tomorrow.
Looks like a good unit, the price of good battery's are unbelievable now.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 21:18

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 21:18
Hi Rob


I give all my alkalines a freshen up with a standard charger and with care the batteries can get about 3 times their normal life. (AAA AA C D batteries)

Most of the batteries I get and the cheap packs from Jaycar or Dick Smith.

I also carry the plastic battery cradles from these places and use these on occasions to charge a battery in the bush using just a resistor to slow charge the packs overnight.

I just put a cross with a permanent marker on each re-charged battery and when it has 3 or 4 charges I toss it out.

As per Guzzi I stay away from duracells cause they leak and try to leave any battery I have re-charged , alone for a day before use to ensure it won't leak.


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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 16:39

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 16:39
Hi Robin
Thanks i have a standard charger for rechagable batterys i will give it a go.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 22:25

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 22:25
I use the Ni-MH Energizer battery charger with AAA and AA batteries.
My batteries are many years old, probably 8 or 9 years at least, so I believe they are worth the extra initial cost.
I had an elcheapo brand (coloured black/silver from memory) for a few months and found the batteries were not holding their charge and upgraded to the Energiser.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 09:44
IMO. I would just buy rechargeables or even the new Sanyo Eneloops. Rechargeables are so affordable now and have jumped in capacity they are a better option than playing with alkalines. The Eneloops are worth a look also because they hold their capacity once they are charged.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 16:59

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 16:59
Hi
Rechargeables are good i have used them for years probably more than 20 years if i think about it.
And maybe the technology is better now.plus 12volt adaptors for car charging are the go.
But i find rechargeables just die very quick no warning, and don't hold the charge for as long.and go flat over time.
Maybe the newer ones are better?
Compared to say Energizer alkaline battery's just get weaker and weaker
with time to think about buying some more.
And have a very long shelf life. if you are in a hurry and can just pick them up and go.



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