[kwlug-disc] VERY OT: AA Battery Load Testing?

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Sun May 1 14:26:41 EDT 2011


On 2011-05-01 14:08, Glenn Henshaw wrote:
> Cameras need to be designed to use NiMH batteries. As I recall the 
> battery voltage is only about 1.2V, rather than the 1.5V from an 
> alkaline battery.

Good to know. And confirmed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel-metal_hydride_battery

Re: OP: Testing NiMH batteries (have your grains of salt ready):
found on: 
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?214963-How-do-you-use-a-multimeter

<Quote>
putting a load of a 10 ohm resistor (or in that range) on a Nimh cell
while measuring the voltage gives you a good idea of its 'state of charge'
approximatly ---- 1.37volts is full ----- 1.16volts is empty and time to 
recharge
</Quote>

JohnJ


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