Used Digital Camera Batteries Good for Other Uses

Although I always try to use rechargeable batteries, once in a while, I have none charged for my camera and need to buy some for going to an event. I have found that when these batteries die out for the camera, they still work just fine in a less energy demanding item, such as a clock or remote control.

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I have used some of these batteries in clocks for up to a year.

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By Al (Guest Post)
August 4, 20080 found this helpful

You can also use eneloop rechargeable batteries made by Sanyo. They maintain up to 85% of the charge after one year.

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June 13, 20090 found this helpful

I have found that if you always use the same 2 rechargeable batteries together I get much better results, the charge seems to last longer so what I have done since I used 2 at a time I have marked them in pairs with a circle permanent marker around the battery , 1 set has no markings, the next set has a band around a positive end on both batteries, another set has a band around a negative end on both and another Set been around both positive and negative because they been drained equally they seem to hold a charge equally and they seem to last longer.

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July 15, 20090 found this helpful

It is very useful, thanks!

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August 5, 20090 found this helpful

That is absolutely fantastic to know, thank you! I go through batteries like crazy with my digital camera!

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This will save me TONS of money in the long run, since there are six of us in the house. Something always needs batteries! :-)

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December 17, 20170 found this helpful

Putting batteries in boiling water will charge batteries.

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