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QUESTION: Dear Kevin

Is it possible to design a Electronic product which will work on both Rechargeable as well as Non Rechargeable Batteries?.

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Prashant

ANSWER: Hi Prashant,

Here in the UK nearly all rechargeable batteries run all electrical products of the correct voltage.

Best wishes.
Kevin

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QUESTION: Dear Kevin

Thank you.

As a example - TV remote control.

If I either use Rechargeable Batteries or Non Rechargeable Batteries installed in the TV remote control, Will it work for both the conditions?.

If not,Can all the electronic products be designed which can work on both Rechargeable as well as Non Rechargeable Batteries?.

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
Hi Prashat,

The only difference between rechargeable batteries and non-rechargeable ones is that rechargeables operate at a slightly lower voltage than non. It is a very small difference (about 0.08V). As long as you are using the correct voltage no device can tell the difference.

A device cannot know what type of battery is being used. There is no need for a redesign.

Best wishes.
Kevin

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

Experience

Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

Organizations
Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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