NiCd (Nickel Cadmium) Rechargeable Batteries
Nickel Cadmium (abbreviated NiCd) rechargeable batteries, are 1.2 volt rechargeable cells (exception - 9 volt size), and are very commonly used today in a multitude of applications.
They are used often in solar lighting but have other applications as well such as: clocks, cordless telephones, and remote controls. In 99% of the cases only NiCd rechargeable batteries will work in solar lights and the simple reason is that the charger that is built into the lights will only charge NiCd cells. If however your solar lights had NiMH or LifeP04 batteries then you should those particular types when replacing the batteries.
NiCd’s are available in the following battery sizes: AA, AAA, C, Sub C, D, and 9 Volt, and we offer NiCd Rechargeable Batteries with Tabs, Flat-Tops, and have eye-popping NiCd Batteries and Charger Combos!
NiCd rechargeables are best for low-drain devices as they offer on average, 1/3 the capacity of NiMH cells. A digital camera for instance, is a HIGH drain device and would not best be powered with NiCd batteries.
NiCd batteries have a lower self-discharge rate than NiMh chemistry which is good, but on the down-side, they do experience “memory effect”. Memory effect means “reduced total battery capacity when a battery is charged before it has been fully discharged”. Recharging before empty, causes the battery to “remember” its’ now lower capacity limit. With NiCd’s, it’s best to wait until the battery has been completely drained of power before re-charging, so as to preserve the total capacity the battery was manufactured with, thus preserving the longevity (life) of the battery.
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