Can I use the powerex maha charger with these batteries?

asked on October 13, 2015

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Alkaline batteries don't *hold* a charge so much as they *generate* electricity by a chemical reaction. If you try to charge them, you can get them to *hold* a charge, but it's not the same as the initial charge. Trying to recharge them generates a lot of hydrogen, which means the battery is likely to leak from then … see more Alkaline batteries don't *hold* a charge so much as they *generate* electricity by a chemical reaction. If you try to charge them, you can get them to *hold* a charge, but it's not the same as the initial charge. Trying to recharge them generates a lot of hydrogen, which means the battery is likely to leak from then on, and because it produces a lotr of heat, you can even get an explosion. Nothing like Naasaki or Hiroshima, of course, but trying to clean uip the mess and replace the charger (and anything else in the immediate vicinity results in mareital discord ("I *told* you sp!) and if it happens at the wrong time, could result in blindness.
NiCad and LiO batteries are designed from the get-go to be rechargeable, and that's why they have to cost more. If someone could make them as cheaply as alkaline batteries, competition would knock the Alkaline cells off the market. Do yourself a big favor and DON'T try to recharge alkaline batteries. (And don't toss alkaline batteries in a fire, either.) see less
Alkaline batteries don't *hold* a charge so much as they *generate* electricity by a chemical reaction. If you try to charge them, you can get them to *hold* a charge, but it's not the same as the initial charge. Trying to recharge them generates a lot of hydrogen, which means the battery is likely to leak from then on, and because it produces a lotr of heat, you can even get an explosion. Nothing like Naasaki or Hiroshima, of course, but trying to clean uip the mess and replace the charger (and anything else in the immediate vicinity results in mareital discord ("I *told* you sp!) and if it happens at the wrong time, could result in blindness.
NiCad and LiO batteries are designed from the get-go to be rechargeable, and that's why they have to cost more. If someone could make them as cheaply as alkaline batteries, competition would knock the Alkaline cells off the market. Do yourself a big favor and DON'T try to recharge alkaline batteries. (And don't toss alkaline batteries in a fire, either.)

Steve Thomas
· October 14, 2015
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These are standard alkaline batteries. Some people believe you can get a little extra life out of alkaline by recharging them. I don't and I don't recommend it. They are cheap enough to use until they run down and then replace them.
Thomas
· October 16, 2015
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These are not rechargeable batteries
James C.
· October 14, 2015
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Do not recharge alkaline batteries. The energy has nowhere to go and just is turned into heat and hydrogen. If you charge it for too long, they could explode, resulting in a mess and possible blindness.
Please, just replace these or buy rechargable LiIon/NiCad/NiMh batteries.

Nick
· October 2, 2016
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NO! Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable! Get NiCads or others designed for recharging and save yourself the embarrassment of burning your house down and/or replacing your face with plastic surgery.
Silas M. Warren
· June 13, 2019
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No, instead buy a Maximal Power Alkaline Battery recharger for $30 & use it to recharge all your AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. I have used it for many years & you will receive the best performance recharging alkaline batteries at around 1/2 discharge instead of allowing it to go completely dead.
Using the alkaline… see more
No, instead buy a Maximal Power Alkaline Battery recharger for $30 & use it to recharge all your AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. I have used it for many years & you will receive the best performance recharging alkaline batteries at around 1/2 discharge instead of allowing it to go completely dead.
Using the alkaline battery recharger, batteries will recharge to 90% up to 10 times. After that the recharge rate begins to drop off & after 20 times they are only good for very low drain applications such as a TV remote control, computer mouse & such but will be able to recharge for these low drain applications around 100 times. see less
No, instead buy a Maximal Power Alkaline Battery recharger for $30 & use it to recharge all your AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. I have used it for many years & you will receive the best performance recharging alkaline batteries at around 1/2 discharge instead of allowing it to go completely dead.
Using the alkaline battery recharger, batteries will recharge to 90% up to 10 times. After that the recharge rate begins to drop off & after 20 times they are only good for very low drain applications such as a TV remote control, computer mouse & such but will be able to recharge for these low drain applications around 100 times.

J. French Rennier
· November 9, 2017
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