The Little Big History of Alkaline Batteries
Comparisons of Batteries
- Rechargeable batteries have pros and cons. On average, rechargeable alkaline batteries can only accommodate 10 recharging cycles before their usefulness is over.
- REI, a sporting goods store, criticizes them as a failed design and doesn't stock them ("Batteries: How to Choose" par. 10).
- There isn't any way to “restart’’ them, but rechargeable batteries have the ability to charge back after they lose power.
- This ability helps them to provide more energy than regular non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by providing energy again.
- Rechargeable alkaline batteries are viewed as a failed design.