Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 10:28:03 -0600

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Rayovac Rechargable Batteries


I have a couple of these batteries in my battery drawer. Don't know where
they came from, and we don't currently use them in anything. But I was
wondering what is different about their battery charger. Does anyone know
if a Nicad charger would work for them too?


At 05:52 PM 10/7/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Our ~550 kids have had 82's. 83's and now 83+'s and I've been using a
>RayoVac, renewal recharger for most of those years. I haven't run
>into the leaking/exploding batteries (yet). The biggest problem I've
>seen with the Renewals is not getting them recharged early enough in
>the discharge cycle. If you let 'em go 'til the screen in on it's
>last contrast setting, you WON'T get many successful recharges. Try
>to get the batteries pumped back up when the screen contrast is at 6
>or so and the batt's will last a LOT longer!


Jerry DiMarco, Instructional Lab Supr. ph: 406-994-6161
Physics Dept., Montana State Univ. fax: 406-994-4452
Bozeman, MT 59717-3840 e-mail: