Can you overcharge a NiMH battery?

NiMH batteries (Nickel Metal Hydride batteries) are more sensitive to overcharging, compared to NiCd batteries. Overcharging NiMH batteries can lead to several issues, like reduced performance and lifespan. In more severe cases, the battery can expand and leak.


You can prevent overcharging by using the proper charger. Most manufacturers of NiMH batteries (Nickel Metal Hydride batteries) recommend a certain charger for their batteries. You can also pay attention to the charging time and make sure avoid high temperatures while charging.

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