Self discharge rates

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anthonywebb
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Self discharge rates

Postby anthonywebb » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:27 pm

A good blogpost about the self discharge rates of several types of batteries. This is the first I've heard about these iOGreen Alkaline batteries, they look pretty promising too.

http://openenergymonitor.blogspot.co.uk ... tions.html

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Re: Self discharge rates

Postby Mark » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:26 pm

I noticed at least one error in that article - it states that Eneloops come fully charged - they don't - they're charged to about 75% at the factory.

Rechargeable alkalines should be built to better withstand leakage, but I'd still be concerned about that being a problem. Also, rechargeable alkalines don't like to be deeply discharged - the application that he's suggesting them for probably will discharge them deeply, so he would be unlikely to get more than a few cycles out of each of them. Personally, I'd stick with Eneloops!

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Re: Self discharge rates

Postby anthonywebb » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:43 pm

Awesome feedback Mark. Cant wait to get my charger and kick the tires.


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