Editorial

February 2005 Issue

Letters: 02/05

Battery Notes
The conclusions in your battery review in the December issue were right on: Alkalines in the headset and ANRs and Ni-MH in the constant-use GPS.

Iíve had a problem with Duracells over the past many years, where I can count on one battery in 10 leaking. On the NiMHs, some are now purporting to deliver 2000 ma/hour or more, up from 1500, which will skew your curve even more in favor of these. But, as noted, self-discharge is phenomenal.

Iíve been using the Rayovac rechargeable alkalines since they first came out. My experience says youíll be doing well if you get 20 cycles out of them, compared to your guess of 50, and those last few cycles will be short-l...

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