Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nikki Inderlied: Sanyo's Eneloop - New Rechargeable Battery

Nikki Inderlied, i4U News Entertainment Journalist, chats with David Isola, Senior Product Manager Retail Sanyo Energy Corporation, about Sanyo's new next-generation nickel metal hydride battery the ‘eneloop’.

Once charged, ‘eneloop’ batteries can be used repeatedly, and once used completely, they can be recycled. The new rechargeable battery can be used like a dry cell battery - ‘immediately after purchase’.

Batteries have a property to release the stored energy in small amounts (this phenomenon is called ‘self-discharge’). This property is particularly noticeable in rechargeable batteries such as Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries etc. as compared to dry cell batteries, hence disabling rechargeable batteries from becoming batteries that ‘customers can use immediately after purchase’. (Read More)

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