Mercury batteries

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Colyn, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    Normally 10 years.
    Colyn, Aug 26, 2005
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  2. Anyone know the shelf life of unused 625 mercury batteries?
    Ken Rosenbaum, Aug 26, 2005
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  3. I think the manufacturers would disagree; perhaps 10 years 'til they're
    totally discharged. Back when I was selling them new, they were dated
    for about three years from when I received them. The mfg rep said at
    "expiration" the batteries would have about 2/3 of their original
    Scott Schuckert, Aug 26, 2005
  4. I wonder if they can be trickle charged, and kept at 100%?
    William Graham, Aug 26, 2005
  5. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    Only if you want the insides all over your house..
    Colyn, Aug 26, 2005
  6. Colyn

    Ken Hart Guest

    Mercury cells are generally primary cells, and not rechargeable. Depending
    on the charger used (or attempted to be used), the result may be anything
    from a waste of time to a call to a disaster.
    Ken Hart, Aug 27, 2005
  7. Yes. Well, I've had reasonably good luck doing this with other non
    rechargeable batteries....But you have to carefully choose a power source
    that just barely holds the battery at it's fresh voltage level, and not a
    millivolt more. All you're trying to do is stop any natural leakage from
    occurring, and not forcing current through the battery in the reverse
    William Graham, Aug 27, 2005
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