Re: Ni-cads for GPS

To: Andrew Taylor <>
Subject: Re: Ni-cads for GPS
From: Howard Plowright <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 15:24:23 +1000
Andrew Taylor wrote:

> NiCds are designed to be recharged upto 1000 times.  There is a large
> amounts of misinformation about charging NiCds particularly people
> talking about a "memory effect".  You really only have to worry about
> two things.  Don't dmagae your NiCds  by overcharging them - follow
> the
> time instructions on your charger.  Don't damage them by discharging
> them below 1.0V. In other words, stop using them when the voltage
> drops -
> e.g. the torch starts to dim.

If you are in a good sunlight area have you considered one of the small
solar chargers?  I have used a four cell AA solar charger for some years
- not with GPS but nevertheless it is a way of keeping 2-4 batteries
well charged.  Take care with over heating.
I won't see any reply due to visitint theGreat Victoria Desert.
Howard Plowright

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