Should NiMH batteries be cycled?

Please note that for new NiMH batteries, it is often necessary to cycle them at least three to five times or more before they reach peak performance and capacity. The first several times that you use your NiMH batteries you may find that they run down (discharge) quickly during use.

How do you extend the life of a NiMH battery?


  1. Buy Rechargeable.
  2. Charge Before It’s Too Late.
  3. Use the Right Battery for the Job.
  4. Remove Batteries From Seldom-used Devices.
  5. Put Batteries in the Fridge.

Do NiMH batteries need to be refreshed?

Well, like most other rechargeable batteries, you don’t need to take apart a NiMH battery to recondition it. All you need to do is run a few deep charge cycles to improve the battery’s performance and bring it back to speed.

What is cycle life of battery?

The cycle life of batteries is the number of charge and discharge cycles that a battery can complete before losing performance. The cycle life of Li-ion batteries is affected significantly by the depth of discharge. The depth of discharge is the amount of a battery’s storage capacity that is utilized.

What is NiMH re peak?

Re-Peak Mode of NiMH/NiCd Battery In re-peak charge mode, the charger can peak charge the battery once, twice or three times in a row automatically. This is good for making certain the battery is fully charged.

Why do NiMH batteries go bad?

Standard NiMH AAs will deteriorate with disuse. They will lose their charge and then hold less power as a result over time. Newer “hybrid” AAs such as Rayovac NiMH hybrids that I use hold a charge a good long time without use. I won’t buy a standard NiMH again.

Does aluminum foil extend battery life?

Extend battery life If your batteries have run down and you do not have any new ones, use some aluminum foil.

How do you take care of a NiMH RC battery?

Store your batteries in a cool, dry place. Do not leave your battery exposed to direct sunlight or temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), or above 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). For long-term storage, NiMH batteries are best stored at 50% charge.

How many cycles can a battery last?

500 to 600 cycles
A phone battery is typically designed to last around 500 to 600 cycles, and a cycle is defined as charging a completely dead battery to 100% then draining it to zero again.

What is a good battery cycle count?

Basically, lithium-based batteries like the one in your computer have a useful life of 400-500 charge cycles. The “up to 300” is based on Apple’s spec that a properly maintained notebook battery should maintain 80% health for 300 cycles.

What is peak charging?

Essentially, it’s the change in speed that your car will charge at as it gets fuller and fuller. The rate that your EV charges depends on a number of factors, but the most important is what the state of charge is.