On Thu, 2 Jun 2016 19:58:19 -0700 (PDT), Terry S. wrote:
How much shorter do they need to be? Can you not sand off a bit of each
Be sure though, that the rechargeable circuit is not made for NiCd if you
put in NiH batteries. (Explosion may result.)
Newer charging circuits (NiH) are 'supposed to' recognize NiCd, and either
refuse, or charge them according the proper rate / duration /
change per amps already pushed in this session / whatever. I'm not sure,
but perhaps the slight length difference is a safety feature built into
battery specs to prevent this. You really do not want to explode your
batteries. Even if you avoid the shrapnel, the contents are caustic and
mix battery types in a charger (or attempt to charge alkaline or
zinc-carbon). This can confuse the charge sensing cicuits, and result in
(surprise) a battery explosion.
Also, if you do manage to fit them by cooling, don't you think that they
will expand again afterwards and probably break the battery holder?