NiCd battery replacement in vintage computers

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at
Sat Feb 6 19:31:59 CST 2016

On Sat, 6 Feb 2016, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:

> > I see all the talk about NiCd cells--does no one use NiMH nowadays?  
> > Why go with the toxics?
> Voltage?  Recharging circuits?  Current sinking capacity.  It's not 
> always a 1:1 mapping.

 Sure, but does it really matter in a typical battery-backed-up RAM or RTC 
application seen in computers?  I swapped the dead original NiCd pack for 
a compatible NiMH one in my DECstation 2100 some half a year ago and the 
machine seems rather happy about the replacement.


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