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What is the difference between an ordinary rechargable battery

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What is the difference between an ordinary rechargable battery and a solar rechargable battery. Are the two interchangeable, like in solar lights and such.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  The Electronics guy replied 7 years ago.


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What types of batteries are you looking at? For home solar energy or for small electronic appliances?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
We have solar powered driveway lights, just the small ones that take AAA solar rechargeable batteries. However, my husband thinks that regular AAA or AA or any of the small batteries that are rechargeable should work the same as the solar rechargeable batteries. Will the sun recharge a regular rechargeable battery? Can you recharge a solar battery in a household electric rechargeable unit. In other words are the batteries interchangeable.
Expert:  James B replied 7 years ago.



Any type of rechargeable battery can be used in solar devices. Be sure the voltages match up the same and you should have no problems. Most rechargeable batteries today used in solar devices are NiMH only because they are fairly cheap and word better then the older Nicad rechargeables.


It would be fine to purchase rechargeable batteries from your local store to replace bad batteries in your driveway lights.

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