DEC RK05 Emergency Retract Batteries

Christian Corti cc at
Wed Mar 16 03:12:44 CDT 2016

On Tue, 15 Mar 2016, Paul Koning wrote:
> From the various comments, it sounds like NiMH is a useable substitute. 
> On the other hand, NiCd batteries are still readily available.

Yes, but NiCd cells really don't like being charged only and never 
discharged. And they tend to crystallise quite badly with age and 
"misuse"; best examples are 3.6V NiCd battery packs as CMOS battery on 
many mainboards.


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