Apple Battery Charger - batteries last 10 years?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacHiavelli, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. MacHiavelli macrumors 6502a

    MacHiavelli

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  2. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I just ordered a couple chargers for our iMacs. My Magic Mouse gets through a couple of Duracell AA batteries per week.
     
  3. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Would be better if this worked off USB - I have plenty of free USB ports, but not many power points!
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    It would take much much longer to charge.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    NiMH is many times simpler (no voltage control), more stable technology and last much longer (10 years is the industry standard) than Li-ion but does have disadvantages like excessive "leakage" and less power per mass/size.
     
  6. glavoie84 macrumors regular

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    Not much leakage anymore with LSD (Low Self Discharge) batteries. Based on the description on Apple website (retain 80% capacity after 1 year), they are rated exactly like Sanyo Eneloop batteries (rebadged?).
     
  7. Stay Tuned macrumors member

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    Guess no one will really know until 10 years from now, until then it sure sounds good in marketing materials!
     

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