Another question about NiMH rechargeable batteries: Can I use brand A batteries in a brand B charger? Also, how can I tell a 'smart' charger from the timed version I hear tell of?
After reading this previous question about mix[ing] rechargeable batteries with different mAh ratings
, I still have the following question.
I have two sets of NiMH batteries, assuming I don't charge the 2000mAh batteries with the 2350mAh batteries can I use both sets in the same charger? The specs and power requirments on the back of both chargers seems to be the same with two key differences...
The charger that was originally for the 2350mAh batteries was bought in the UK, and usually only takes 2-3 hours.
The charger that was originally for the 2000mAh batteries was bought in North America, and usually takes 4-5 hours.
I've been operating under the impression that the charger speed is based on the base voltage they get in the countries they expect to be in - I have not tried the UK charger in North America, although it is speced for 100-240 volts I just haven't bought a adapter for the plug yet. However, it's possible one charger is 'smart' and one isn't - but how would I tell?
Can I use the newer 2350mAh batteries in the charger for the 2000mAh batteries, assuming I don't do them at the same time? Or should I go and buy an adapter for the UK charger - (and if I do that, can I use that charger with the older 2000mAh batteries?)