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Texasyankee 09-26-2008 09:33 AM

DC Battery Charging
 
Is it safe top use a 12-volt (300 milliamp) charger to charge a 9.2 volt NiMH (2400 milliamp). When charging the battery I noticed the charge at nearly 13 volts. Someone told me that as long as you stay within 1.2-1.4 of the battery ..your ok.

Is that true? It seems logical I would want a 9.2 volt charger.

rgsgww 09-26-2008 11:02 AM

Its not safe, the battery life will be put way down, and the battery might explode, and catch things on fire.

joed 09-26-2008 02:20 PM

NiMh batteries require NiMh chargers. There is a lot more to it than just running current through the battery.

DangerMouse 09-26-2008 03:25 PM

Alkaline, (yes, you can recharge them) NiMh, NiCad, Lith-Ion...all different chargers.
i agree with both other posts and your last comment.....but what do i know? i'm just a cartoon mouse.....

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