Question: What are Low Discharge NiMH Batteries?
The New Low Discharge NiMH Rechargeable Batteries are capable of
holding their charge for several months. Most are capable of maintaning
up to 85% of their capacity for 1 year.
Question: Are there any trade offs to using these New Low Discharge NiMH Batteries?
Yes there is. These new batteries have a lower capacity than older
NiMH Batteries. However they all are designed to actually have a longer
useful life than standard NiMH batteries, a much lower self discharge
rate and they also are actually capable of delivering a higher current
during use . In actual use, Low Discharge batteries will have a much
longer life than old style NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Question: Can these New NiMH Batteries still be used in High Discharge Devices like Digital Cameras ?
Yes they can. Plus due to their Low Self Discharge rate they can also
be used in devices like remote controls, flashlights as well. Basically
you can use these batteries more like you would standard alkaline
batteries. All of these batteries come charged and ready to use right
out of the package, and can be recharged at any time without any fear of
Question: What type of useful life can I expect from these new Low-Discharge NiMH batteries ?
These new style Low-Discharge batteries can be recharged up to a 1000
times. Plus due to their Low Self Discharge rate they will help avoid
another problem that often occurs with standard NiMH Batteries. How
often have you went to use your older NiMH batteries after several
months of no use and not found that your batteries are completely dead
and will would no longer accept a charge. Standard NiMH batteries can
become totally un-chargeable after just a few months of no use. These
Newer NiMH Low-Discharge batteries will not only maintain a charge
longer than standard NiMH batteries but are certain to take a charge
even after several months of no use.
Question: Do these Low Discharge Batteries require a special charger ?
No ! These new Low Discharge NiMH rechargeable batteries can be fully
charged with any good quality charger. Basically you can use charge
these batteries like you would any NiMH rechargeable batteries. All of
these batteries come charged and ready to use right out of the package,
and can be recharged at any time without any fear of memory effect.