[QUOTE=Jedi Master Yoda;2208220]Rechargeables do have downsides though, for example standard batteries can be better for torch’s as both my dad and brother have mag lights and both have said that with rechargeables the light doesn’t start to dim when running out like standard AAs they just cut out. IMO this can a pain as at least when the light dims you know its time to change.
Its good to keep some standard batteries though even just for backup as worse case scenario there’s a power cut, you need a torch but your rechargeables are flat.[/QUOTE]
i agree with you… like i was saying there IS exceptions to every rule … and like you said it’s ALWAYS nice to have a insurance plan just in case… so i guess all in all rechargeable batteries are best in ‘most’ situations but Alkaline batteries are still a nice fail-safe
but those mag lights… i assume your talking about a standard bulb one? … cause i would assume a LED light would just slowly dim… but then again if im thinking right ( i could be wrong though ) , a LED flashlight might be a bad idea for rechargeable batteries since it lowers the voltage so low so i suppose it’s reasonable to assume that it could run the batteries so low that they might get undercharged and have problems recharging in some cases.
cause i got a couple older Alkaline (AA) Batt’s in my small LED flashlight and checking voltage on those… u can tell LED’s keep running pretty well even on well below normally dead battery levels.
cause currently i got a couple Energizer Alkaline Batteries (spare old ones i had laying around) and they run the LED flashlight i got fairly well considering the voltage on them is… 1 is 1.0v and the other 0.8v which in almost all devices would be deader than dead. cause as you probably already know a new battery is around 1.6v brand new (officially considered 1.5v but digital battery checker thinggy (i forgot it’s official name lol)) and weak i would estimate to be around 1.2v-1.3v depending on device and i would say 1.1v is probably dead on pretty much everything unless it’s really energy efficient like LED’s are… so you get the basic picture