dean at staff.ca
Sat Aug 10 09:50:21 EDT 2002
On a lighter note....
You could do away with the Battery backup altogether. Home Depot has
a backup generator that goes for about $4500. It ties into your house
line and kicks in the moment the power goes out.. You would only need
the batteries to cover you for the time it takes the generator to
kick in. Plus a battery backup is better at protecting you from
Just a thought...
On 10 Aug 2002 at 0:52, brownj-oclug at ack.ca wrote:
> Lithium Ion and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries do have a "memory"
> effect, however, it is not as severe an effect with Nickel Cadmium
> batteries. My cellphone manual suggests completely discharging the
> battery, and then letting it charge for 24hrs about once a month to
> extend the life of the battery. This applies for both L-ion and Ni-mh
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Jon Earle wrote:
> > On 8 Aug 2002, Greg Franks wrote:
> > > Nicads don't have this property, so they need fancier chargers.
> > > Lithium Ion batteries are even more finicky.
> > Really? I understood that L-ion batteries were less finicky that
> > ni-cads. When I flew model airplanes years ago, I had to carefully
> > charge/fully discharge the ni-cad batteries on a regular basis so
> > they wouldn't develop their chemical "memory". L-ion batteries as
> > used in laptops and cellphones were supposed to, IIRC, reduce or
> > eliminate this problem.
> > Cheers!
> > Jon
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