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Post by londonercsecse » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:51 pm

Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Post by tigs » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:46 am

if uk 6 volt batteries are the same as the US ones then wow! what a saving , might have to try it to find out .
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Post by grenfell » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:21 am

Reading some of the comments it may seem not all batteries are the same but it may be worth the time taking an old flat one apart just to see.
I have taken apart cordless drill batteries , emergency lights and such like to find they contain unlabelled rechargables cells , AA for the drills and larger for the lights.

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Post by piglet » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:28 am

I have experimented with lots of old batteries to see what can be achieved.
The procedure in this video does not work with all multiple battery packs , but as already said, worth looking at.

As also mentioned.....Many old devices with rechargeable battery packs can be broken down to the individual rechargeable batteries, you just need to check the voltage, as not all AA size batteries are 1.5v dc.

I recently bought several new rechargeable phone battery packs at very low clearance price, and broke them down and recharged them. They work just fine, although perhaps don't last quite so long.

I have also invested in an Alkaline battery charger, and recharge old disposable batteries thrown away at work, after first checking quality. Supposedly you can recharge them up to 10 times?
*Warning some batteries, Duracell especially, seem to sweat and then leak which can damage your devices - Just to be on the safe side I would not leave them in a device, even for a short time whilst not in use. And consequently, don't think I will continue with this option.

And finally....I am awaiting a delivery of rechargeable batteries from Ebay; £17 for 50@2000mAh.
Theses are supposed to be rechargeable as many as 1000 times?
*As a comparison, a well known electrical specialist shop in UK is currently charging £23 for 12@1000mAh. Only a few weeks ago, they were only £9.99.
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