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Old 05-11-2013, 01:22 AM  
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I have a battery charger that we use to recharge the batteries for our cameras, TV remote, etc. We have several outdoor solar lights; they all have size AA batteries. A couple of them no longer work (I presume that the batteries are are either bad or discharged). My question is this: Can I recharge my solar batteries in the charger that I use for standard rechargeable batteries? Are the "solar" batteries different from other rechargeable batteries? If my charger IS too powerful for these batteries, is there a way to bring them back up to full charge? Some of these lights are located where they just don't get enough daily sunlight to stay charged. Thanks for the help!


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It depends on what you have for a charger.
Solar lights typically have nickel-cadmium (NI-Cad) batteries. If your charger is for Ni-Cads then you can charge the solar batteries in it. Some of newer home rechargeable are not Ni-Cads but Nickel-Metal halide (NiMh). You can not charge the Ni-Cads in it unless it has a switch to change the charge mode.
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