Do Rechargeable Batteries Still Lose Power When They Aren't Being Used?

13 June 2017, 17:53

Ever wondered why your devices lose power so quickly?

Rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries

Mystery Hour Question

Do rechargeable batteries lose power even when they aren't in use?

Lucy, Plumstead

Answer

Name: Chris

Qualifications: Inquisitive Mind

Answer: Depends on what kind of rechargeable battery it is, if it is a battery that is alkaline then they hold they charge for a lot longer. If it’s a nickel metal hydrate battery it will self-discharge anyway. If you continuously recharge a rechargeable battery you will kill cells.

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