Wrong battery charger?

  davecooper 11:47 17 Jan 2007
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Not really a digital question as such but the batteries are for a camera. My daughter has charged some brand new NiMH 2500mAh batteries on an older NiCad charger. They were on charge for about 5 hours. Will this have damaged the batteries in any way?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:38 17 Jan 2007

Probably not as long as they were the correct way round in the charger.

Good job she didn't do it with lithium batts.

  amonra 19:49 17 Jan 2007

No big deal, but get a proper NiMH charger, they're cheap enough. NiMH need to be charged for approx. 5-7 hours to attain full charge.

  davecooper 23:16 17 Jan 2007

Thanks for the advice. Got a proper NiMH charger now. They seem to have got some charge from the NiCad charger, in fact more than an Alkaline already. However, they will only be going on the proper charger from now on.

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