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May 19, 2011

Recharge your disposable batteries - finally!

Disposable Batteries Can Be Recharged

I've tried every single rechargeable battery and they all suck.  They don't hold a charge and they only seem to have about one third the power of a regular alkaline disposable battery. 

So it was good news to read this morning in Home Improvement Retailing that the very first ‘non-rechargeable’ alkaline battery charger certified for use in Canada has arrived at RONA. Available under the RONA ECO brand, it makes it possible to recharge alkaline, or ‘regular disposable,’ batteries. It can recharge four AA or AAA batteries at a time. The recharge time only takes 90 minutes and the charger can recharge the same battery up to 200 times, raising the average life expectancy of a battery from eight hours to 1,600 hours.

I will get my hands on one of these as soon as possible and let you know whether this technology actually works better than my huge pile of relatively useless eco-chargers that I've been buying since the Eighties.

Comments

Art Phillips

I hope this really works Mag I have gone back to regular batteries over rechargeable for the very reason you stated, they just don't hold a charge for long after a few charges.
I have gone through almost as many rechargeable batteries as regular ones.

Dylan

Try Sanyo's Eneloops (Apple's Rechargeables are the same), those don't suck.

Deb

I'm from the US. How can I get one here?

marine battery charger

Is there for real?Charging disposable batteries! Woah this is something new! How can we get one of these?

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