Hey guys, long time no post.
Anyway, I have a bunch of old rechargeable alkaline batteries. What is the correct way to charge them? I doubt they're still good, but it'd be cool none the less if I could get them charged for small things (remote controls etc) around the house.
I have a triton 2 charger that I use for my NiCds and NiMHs, but I REALLY don't want to try to charge these since I'm not sure if it'd hurt the charger or not.
I know that when recharging NiMHs, the triton 2 detects a voltage "peak" when the battery is fully charged, and this peak doesn't happen with rechargeable alkaline batteries. So, could I charge them but set the safety timer really low so they only get 80% of their capacity? (You generally set the safety timer to turn off when the charger has delivered 150% of the battery's rated capacity.) Or, could I charge them but sit and watch them? Or should I stop being cheap and just go throw them away and buy actual NiMHs? (I know that's the best option obviously)