- Published in issue 7/1995 on page 104
Charger for alkaline/manganese batteries
In spite of several reports published in the past year or so, there is no possibility of recharging flat dry batteries of whatever type. This allegation has been finally put to rest after tests by various international technical and consumer organizations. What may have confused a number of people (no doubt driven by the scandalously high prices of dry batteries) is the emergence on the European market of secondary alkaline/manganese batteries which had, however, been known in the USA and Canada since the late 1980s* (see our May, 1995, issue). The charger presented here is intended for these secondary (i.e., rechargeable) batteries.