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Prevent battery damage to flashlight

Any flashlight that uses non-rechargeable batteries, IE... AAA, AA, C, or D batteries. If it is not used on a regular basis and sits for a long time with the batteries still in it, the batteries will leak and damage the flashlight. It is recommended that if the flashlight is not going to be used for long periods of time, that you remove the batteries to avoid leakage into the flashlight. This also is recommended for anything that uses this type of battery. These types of batteries are known leakers.

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camera says battery not compatible


maybe the battery is not the original battery.
you can buy cheap replaement batteries for your digital cameras.

US shop:
http://www.sales-battery.com/digital-camera-batteries.htm

UK shop:
http://www.global-battery.co.uk/digital-camera-batteries.htm

Oct 29, 2010 | Sony Cameras

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I bought KODAK NiMH 2400 mAh and it isn't rechargeable when I recharge it it jus work for few minutes.


NiMH tends to have a "memory". What this means is that the batteries will get used to being only charged and discharged a certain amount. What could be happening is that the battery THINKS it is charged when it is not... or.. it THINKS it is discharged when it is not. You can try to recondition them:
  1. Charge them
  2. reset the charger and charge again
  3. put them in your device and drain them
  4. let them sit, drain them again
  5. recharge them
  6. drain them again
Do this a few times. If you don't notice an improvement, you may want to consider getting a new set of batteries - I would recommend lithium rechargeables.

Jul 11, 2009 | Duracell NiMH AA/AAA Battery Charger with...

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