Nicad vs Nimh for Camcorder

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  1. Dan M~

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    Hi all,

    I need a new battery for my old VHS-C camcorder. The old Nicads are toast. I see Nimh (Nickle metal hydryde?) suggested as a replacement. The ads claim no "memory" problems and 30% power increase. Sounds good, but can I still use my current recharger station (from the Nicad batteries)??? Any other concerns??

    Thanks in Advance for any input,

    -Dan M
     
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    You won't be able to use the same charger. The NiMH battery will behave differently, so the Nicad charger won't know when the battery is really charged completely.
     
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    NiMH is better but will require a new charger.
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I picked up two Nicads at the price of one NiMH. The camera is old and will be replaced in a year so I did not want to invest in a new charger.

    Thanks again for the guidance.

    -Dan M
     

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