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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:21 PM
Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:57 PM
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Hi my new little toy, a Sony DSC-h1 digital camera, says that it will not take Lithium Ion batteries in the manual. It came with NiMH AA batteries and a charger(separate from camera), but I was wondering about xtra Lithium batteries for backups. As far as I know, both Lithium and NiMH are way better than NiCds, but I thought that the Lithium were even better than NiMH. I have never heard of something taking NiMHs but not Lithiums, maybe not Alkalines in some cameras...
If my camera (or other electronic device) uses NiMH or NiCd batteries can I use Lithium Ion batteries?
Normally you can not switch between a NiMH or NiCd battery and a lithium ion battery in a digital camera. There are some devices specifically designed to use either type of battery, cell phones are the most common example. If you can use either type of battery, it should say so in the User's Manual.
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Also on a side note, can you use NiCd, NiMH and Lithium batteries interchangibly in chargers etc?
Q: Do NiMH batteries really require a special charger (other than those designed to recharge Ni-Cd batteries, or is that just a marketing ploy by the manufacturers of the chargers? I looked at a charger that has separate settings for both Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries, and it appears that the mA output is the same for both settings.
Newer NiMH battery chargers are designed to specifically charge NiMH and NiCD chemistries. However most of the older NiCD chargers were not designed to charge any other battery chemistries such as NiMH since they were unavailable at that time these chargers were designed. That is why many of the newer NiMH/NiCD chargers are capable of automatically charging both types, while others have a switch. There is more than just mA ratings involved when charging different battery chemistries (rate of charge, length of charge, type of charge. etc...) While it is true that some NiCD chargers can be used to charge NiMH batteries you must consider the following points if you decide to attempt to charge your NiMH batteries using an older NiCD charger.
1. Improper charging or using a charger that is not specifically designed to charge any rechargeable battery can cause their useful life to be shortened dramatically or in some cases actually damage them permanently. We have even had some individuals attempt to charge rechargeable alkaline batteries in some of our chargers and were surprised when they exploded.
2. Although a NiCD charger may seem to be charging NiMH batteries fine, this is not usually the case. NiMH chargers are specifically designed to prevent Hydrogen bubbles from forming on the battery plates and of course to charge them to their full potential.
Basically you should always use the type of charger recommended for your type of batteries.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 02:07 AM
Posted 06 April 2006 - 10:22 AM
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