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  • Having batteries hold their charge longer is also convenient
  • They cost just a bit more than a normal rechargeable, but they save time and electricity
  • The slight drop in capacity is usually not a problem, because the batteries can be stored for such a long time

    • by Wonder4
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      As they appeared on shelves, I purchased a pack of Duracell’s “Pre-charged rechargeables”. I wanted to test out Duracell’s new product. The idea is very simple. It’s a normal rechargeable battery which is already charged when you buy it. The charge stays in the battery longer than a normal rechargeable, probably because of composition/manufacturing enhancements. On top of that, a pack of 4 “Pre-charged” rechargeable batteries is only a buck more than a pack of 4 normal ones. It all seems too good to be true.

      I took the batteries home and registered them into my battery tester. Sure


      enough, they were perfectly charged. Even after sitting on the shelf for weeks, the charge was already fully completed. The batteries are truly available right out of the package, which saved some time.

      Most normal rechargeable batteries can only be in storage for about 3 weeks before dropping to about 70% of their original charge. After several charge cycles, the difference was clear. These “Pre-charged” rechargeable batteries are able to sit in storage for almost 2 months before dropping to about 70% of their original charge. The batteries hold their charge longer, and so you don’t waste extra ...


      • electricity charging them often. Having batteries hold their charge longer is also convenient. I didn’t have to regularly check my rechargeable batteries, because the “Pre-charged” ones self-discharge at a very constant and stable rate. I even dropped one under the couch, forgot about it, and finally removed it 10 weeks later. The battery still worked like any other rechargeable battery.

        Duracell is not kidding about the batteries being pre-charged, or about the charges lasting longer. However, these great improvements are not without drawbacks. The capacity of a “Pre-charged” battery is about 80% as high as a normal rechargeable. For

        example, the “Pre-charged” AAA batteries have 800 mAh capacities. A normal AAA Duracell rechargeable has 1000 mAh. This is not a very significant difference if you use the batteries normally, but people who use batteries heavily would notice a difference.

        These “Pre-Charged” rechargeable batteries are a great value. They cost just a bit more than a normal rechargeable, but they save time and electricity. There really is quite a difference. The slight drop in capacity is usually not a problem, because the batteries can be stored for such a long time. This is a great product which is affordable and convenient.




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