NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
Nickel-cadmium, or NiCD, rechargeable batteries are an ideal option for those fed up with constantly buying and throwing away single use batteries. Simply recharge the battery when it runs out and use it again. These batteries allow you to save money on buying new batteries and are compatible with a varied range of different devices. Charging these batteries is as easy as clipping them into a charging port.
Sizes of NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
Due to their versatile and cost-saving approach of being able to be used multiple times, many different manufacturers have produced NiCd rechargeable batteries. These batteries come in a range of different sizes to suit a variety of devices.
You can purchase NiCd rechargeable batteries in AA and AAA which are common battery sizes for everyday household appliances. You can also find NiCd rechargeable batteries in a C size which are considered medium drain batteries that are used in toys, torches and in some musical instruments.
Other battery sizes include 12-volt NiCD batteries which are only used when stated in specific electronic components.
Purchasing NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
You can purchase NiCD batteries in packs filled with varying numbers of units, letting you stock up so you're never without power. You can also purchase charger and battery packs. The chargers will usually fit into a standard UK power socket and can charge multiple batteries at the same time. Some chargers feature a fast charging time or will have light functions to let you know when the batteries are fully charged and ready to be used.
It may be worthwhile to purchase a range of NiCd battery chargers to suit different battery sizes so you can keep batteries of all sizes powered up. These can be a great way to save money on the cost of replacing batteries, and typically the batteries have a long lifespan and can be charged many times before they need replacing.