Learn & Explore Series Episode 51

"What You Need to Know about Rechargeable Batteries"

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Did You Know?

A rechargeable battery loses 1 to 3% of its power every day when not in use.

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Did You Know?

Lithium Ion batteries have a shelf life of 10 years or more.

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Did You Know?

Battery power is measured in milli-ampere-hours (mAh) and digital cameras require a rating of 2,000 mAh or more.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: David Schliep
Ansmann USA
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. Which is better to use in a digital camera: non-rechargeable or rechargeable batteries?
  2. Can both be used in most cameras? Where is that information?
  3. What are the advantages of rechargeable batteries?
  4. Of the two primary types of rechargeable batteries – Nickel Metal Hybrid and Lithium Ion, which is the preferred choice?
  5. What are the most common sizes of rechargeable batteries?
  6. Does one recharge faster than the other?
  7. Is one type more expensive than the other?
  8. Are Lithium Ion battery packs made for specific camera models and are, therefore, not usable in other models?
  9. Are Nickel-Cadmium batteries another choice? If not, then why not?
  10. What features indicate a superior battery charger?
  11. Are more than two sets of rechargeable batteries recommended – one in the camera and one being recharged?
  12. Can batteries be recharged in a car for photographers who are always traveling or at shoot sites?
  13. Are these types of rechargeable batteries interchangeable in cameras, laptops and other devices that accept the same size?
  14. Are there any special ways rechargeable batteries should be stored to maximize their life?
  15. What is the best way to dispose of rechargeable batteries?