NiMH battery and accumulator (Nickel Metal Hydride)

NiMH batteries are a newer technology than Ni-Cd that offer higher energy densities than Ni-Cd. NiMH supplies about twice the capacity of tis Ni-Cd counterpart. This translates into an increased runtime of the battery.



Little maintenance

A nickel metal hydride battery (NiMH) also offers another major advantage: Ni-Cd batteries tend to suffer from the so-called ‘memory effect’. NiMH batteries are less likely to develop this troublesome limitation and therefore require less maintenance and care. They have a wide temperature durability as well as a higher capacity than Ni-Cd batteries. NiMH batteries are also more environmentally friendly than their Ni-Cd counterparts because they contain no heavy metals.


NiMH battery examples

Elfa has many different batteries in its range that may be of interest to you. For example, Energizer has several options, such as the Energizer Recharge NiMH batt C HR14 2500mAh. This battery from Energizer has a high capacity and has almost no memory effect. Energizer is a well known name in the field of quality batteries. View the entire Energizer assortment here.


Nikkel metaalhydride batterij van Energizer


Nickel metal hydride battery from Energizer


We also have NiMH batteries from GP Batteries. A good example is the GP NiMH batt ReCyko+ AAA 950mAh carton. This type of battery is often used in consumer products.


NiMH batterij van GP Batteries

Nickel metal hydride battery from GP batteries


We also have NiMH batteries from Panasonic, such as the NiMH batt 1,2V 1500mAh HR1551 base AA-CEL FT. This battery is ideal for professional use. More information? Download Panasonic’s manual on NiMH batteries here.

NiMH batterij van Panasonic

Panasonic NiMH battery


Tailor-made pack assembly

Panasonic’s NiMH battery is also available as a battery pack made to measure. In our own assembly department we produce battery packs and accumulator packs that meet specific customer requirements. Dimensions, voltage, capacity, connector and seal are made according to your wishes and requirements.


Advantages of nickel metal hydride batteries

  • 30-40% higher capacity as compared to the standard Ni-Cd.
  • Less sensitive to the memory effect than the Ni-Cd.
  • Simple storage and transport – transport conditions are not subject to legal audit.
  • Environment-friendly – only contains mild toxic substances;
  • Profitable for recycling


Disadvantages of nickel metal hydride batteries

  • Limited lifespan – if repeatedly deeply discharged, performance deteriorates after 200 to 300 cycles.
  • Limited discharge current – although a nickel metal hydride battery is capable of delivering high discharge currents, repeated discharge with high load currents reduces the battery’s life.
  • Complex charging algorithm required.
  • More heat during charging and a longer charging time than the Ni-Cd.
  • High maintenance – battery requires regular full discharge to prevent crystalline formation.
  • About 20% more expensive than Ni-Cd.


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Learn more about NiMH batteries

For more information about a nickel metal hydride battery you can always contact us. You can do this by filling in the contact form below. You can also click here for more information about the different types of batteries.


Unfortunately, Elfa only supplies to business customers. Therefore, we kindly ask you to have your electrical installer contact us. This way, we can still assist you. Thank you for your understanding.

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