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Save a bob or two going a bit eco?

Thought I'd try going a wee bit green by re-charging alkaline dry cells.

Cheesed off with chucking the things away, so best dry cell alkaline battery charger that someone can recommend, as the one I have at present is a bit erratic? :
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I don't think you'll get many recharges out of a dry cell ZF, how about biting the bullet and buying some good quality NiMH batteries and associated charger?

The latest NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) are stunningly good, they will outlast even Duracell Procell dry cells on one charge and they retain their charge for over a year if not used immediately.
 
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Sorry for the late response Vo2M.

I have a number of NiMH with appropriate chargers, but they will not run the RF earphones for any length of time. The charger I have which will charge alkaline bats. works reasonably well but sometimes it overcharges with a bit of leakage then taking place.

I have manged to get over this to a reasonable degree by using a mains timer, doing just half hour sessions? I just wondered if there was a better alkaline charger out there somewhere? The one I have is a BNJ 998. I'll do a google again for the sake of interest.:
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Are these NiMH bats any good for digi cameras?
 
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Well as I'm not into photography I'm not at all sure on that one, but...... I did make up two 7.2v battery packs for her indoors swivel sweeper which power the motor for about ten sweeping sessions before requiring about a 12 hour recharge?
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Are these NiMH bats any good for digi cameras?
Yes - if your camera uses AA batteries you'll probably find that the manufacturer recommends them.
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NiMH are generally the best batteries you can buy at the moment. But you need the proper charger for them!

Check out 7dayshop on t'internet, ZF.
 
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No probs recharging the NiMH batteries VO2, with the appropriate charger, and I have found that some brands of alkaline bats respond well with a couple of half hour charges to bring them up to 1.5v+. ready for use in the RF headphones.

It does depend on the make though, so until I can find a better charger for alkaline types, I'll use the mains timer clock which the charger is plugged into.:
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