Recently, capacity ratings for 'AA' size Nickel-Metal Hydride
(NiMH) batteries topped 1800mAh. Similarly, 'AA' Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) batteries
with ratings of 1000mAh or more have become commonplace. These new
super-capacity rechargeables are ideal for use in a whole range of high-drain
devices, including camcorders, digital cameras and portable music players. In
fact, they can last 2-3 times longer on a single charge than alkaline batteries
in some applications.
However, their attractiveness begins to fade somewhat if you
find you have to wait for half a day or more every time you want a recharge.
Despite what the marketing hype might say, most off-the-shelf
'fast' chargers can't fast charge these new small, high-capacity cells. In fact,
the majority of so-called 'fast' chargers require at least three hours to
recharge even the lower-capacity varieties.
By contrast, the Silicon Chip SuperCharger allows you to safely
fast-charge small, high-capacity cells as well as all the usual lower-capacity
varieties. You don't have to wait around for half a day with this