Questions:

Q: What does Ni-CD and Ni-MH mean?

Q: How do I dispose of rechargeable batteries?

Q: Do I need a new charger to upgrade to Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries if I have a charger for Nickel Cadmium?

Q: What is Memory Effect?

Q: What is the difference between Nickel-Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium batteries?


Answers:

Q: What does Ni-CD and Ni-MH mean?

A: Ni-CD stands for Nickel Cadmium, Ni-MH stands for Nickel-Metal Hydride. Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have no Cadmium added. Cadmium is hazardous to the environment.

Q: How do I dispose of rechargeable batteries?

A: Nickel Cadmium batteries must be recycled. Call 1-800-8-BATTERY or visit www.rbrc.com too find the recycling centers or participating national retailers.

There are currently no restrictions on the disposal of Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) recycles the following portable rechargeable battery chemistries:
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead (Pb)*

 * weighing less than 2 lbs./1 kg.

These batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop  computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys.

Q: Do I need a new charger to upgrade to Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries if I have a charger for Nickel Cadmium?

A: No, however if using a Nickel Cadmium charger to charge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, charging should be monitored to avoid overcharging.

Q: What is Memory Effect?

A: Memory Effect on a battery is the loss off run time per charge over the life of the battery. To avoid Memory Effect and attain maximum performance discharge battery completely each use. 

Nickel-Metal Hydride has no Memory Effect and can be charged or topped-off at any time without affecting battery life.

Q: What is the difference between Nickel-Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium batteries?

A: Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries provide up to 200% more power than Nickel Cadmium (Ni-CD) rechargeable batteries, will significantly outperform alkaline batteries, in most digital applications and will greatly outperform Ni-CD batteries in high-drain applications.

Ni-MH batteries have a rechargeable life of up to 1000 cycles, 25% more than Ni-CD.

Ni-MH batteries have no Cadmium added. Cadmium is hazardous to the environment.

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