Tue 1 Mar, 2011 08:50 pm
are Ni-Cad and Ni-MH batteries interchangable in items that use rechargables. Such as cameras, portible CD players, toys, flashlights etc. Can either type be charged using the same charger
NiCd batteries can normally be replaced by their NiMH equivalent and require a different battery charger if the charger was designed for NiCd only. NiMH batteries charged in a NiCd charger could overcharge the battery as would be indicated by the charger light staying on continuously even after charging is complete. In this case turn the charger off and remove the battery which will be fully charged. A NiMH charger can charge either NiCd or NiMH. NiCd and NiMH batteries are interchangeable in cordless phones because of the type of charger they use.
thank you for the info--very helpful.