AAA batteries are a fraction smaller than their AA counterparts and hence pack somewhat lesser energy than the latter. Though, the lifespan of a battery varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, the above statement can be perceived as a general rule. And similarly different AAA rechargeable batteries will have different lifespan, even if it comes from the same manufacturer. Life is often a subjective matter and depends upon the conditions in which the battery is used.
AAA Rechargeable Battery from SmartCell
As opposed to non-rechargeable cells that are discarded every time they run out of power, rechargeable batteries can be charged and then discharged into a load. Meaning, the electrochemical cell has the ability to restore its state of charge when placed under an external current.
How Long Do Rechargeable Batteries Last?
Even with the same manufacturer, different AAAs will have different life spans.
SMARTCELL currently offers two variants of rechargeable AAA batteries –
- 1000 mAh Capacity
- 800 mAh Capacity
Under identical test conditions, the 1000 mAh will last a bit longer than the 800 mAh variant, primarily because it packs more energy in the same size.
Once the battery has drained, you can use SMARTCELL-provided adapter to recharge and reuse the battery.
SMARTCELL Rechargeable AAA Batteries
Upto 1200 Recharge Cycles
Are AAA Batteries Rechargeable?
Yes, and No. AAA and rechargeability are not to be confused with one another.
AAA is only a classification based on size; AAAs are available as both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.
Why Go Rechargeable?
Rechargeable cells may involve high upfront costs but in the long term can actually help save money, although it is important to consider the use before buying any rechargeable battery.
Disposable batteries rated 1.5 V, though, start at 1.5 Volts, and gradually lose their open-circuit voltage. Thus, over the years, the cell may not deliver the same amount of current (or power) it once delivered.
Rechargeable batteries, on the other hand, deliver its highest performance at all times. At any moment you feel like the battery is not delivering the output it should optimally be delivering, the cells can be recharged and the original performance restored.
Under normal circumstances, you will have scraped several disposable batteries until a single rechargeable cell dies out. Chemicals leaked from cells contribute to soil and water pollution, two major pollutions our environment is struggling with currently.
Save Time and Inventory
You are not always loaded with disposable batteries in stock, or are you? Thus, it is better to have rechargeable cells for uninterrupted power.
SMARTCELL AAA Batteries Technology
Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Base
Batteries with Ni-MH base pack at least twice as much energy as Lead Acid batteries.
Higher the density of underlying core, better the performance and better is the life.
Engineered To Perfection
An outcome of a decade-long R&D, SMARTCELL batteries have been engineered to perfection.
Low Internal Discharge Rate
Low internal discharge rate aids SMARTCELL batteries in retaining their performance for a longer duration than conventional AAA batteries.
How Different are Rechargeable AAA Batteries from SMARTCELL
Rechargeable AAA batteries differ from the non-rechargeable ones in the sense that they can act as both source and point of electric current when placed in a circuit. Depending upon the circuit they are placed in, AAA rechargeable cells can give or absorb and restore charge to its previous state. Appearance-wise, rechargeable AAA batteries might look the same as non-rechargeable cells, but there are a ton of differences between the two, primarily in the underlying technology –
Energy conversion –
The electric current that AAA batteries give out is the result of energy conversion taking place inside it. Inside all AAA batteries, chemical energy from the packed electrolyte is converted into electrical energy. When the cells are plugged into their charger – or adapter – the external current restores the electrolyte to its usable form [rechargeable AAA battery is known for its peculiar characteristic to do so].
Voltage and power –
Older AAA batteries have not the same terminal voltage as the newer ones. Over time, non-rechargeable AAA batteries lose their open-circuit voltage and with it, their ability to deliver the rated power. Rechargeable AAA batteries can deliver more power, being able to retain and reinstate their state.
The electrolyte is the underpinning technology that makes AAA rechargeable batteries stand out among other cells. Every brand had its own electrolyte and can add special chemical compounds to enhance the battery’s characteristics. Non-rechargeable AAA batteries are Zinc-Carbon and Alkaline-based, whereas rechargeable AAA batteries Led Acid or Nickel Cadmium-based.
Physical Appearance –
No two batteries of the same type have different packaging. Also, two different batteries will always have some differences in the way they are packed. It is for this reason AAA Rechargeable batteries from SMARTCELL look so different from non-rechargeable AAA batteries.
AAA Rechargeable Batteries FAQs
Do Rechargeable Batteries go bad if not in use?
All batteries go bad eventually. Rechargeable batteries have much shorter lifespan and will progressively lose their ability to effectively hold charge if not recharged for the longer duration.
When not in use for a longer time, rechargeable battery (AAA or AA Battery) will continuously discharge to a point it is no longer usable.
Ni-MH SMARTCELL batteries can retain charge for a longer period and have higher product life than normal rechargeable batteries.
How do I know if my SMARTCELL battery needs recharge?
After a certain period of use, your battery will start losing power, at which, you should see tangible difference in the way your device normally operates and is currently operating.
When you notice your device is not functioning the way it should be, it is about time you charged your AAA battery.
How many times can I charge SMARTCELL’s AAA batteries?
Under standard test conditions, SMARTCELL’s AAA batteries have proven to work flawlessly for as many as 1200 charge cycles. Depending upon the use and conditions prevailing in your location, the charge cycle may fluctuate a bit. Hence, the above figure can be assumed as a rough approximation of possible charge cycles and not the actual charge cycles.
How can you recharge AAA batteries?
AAA batteries from SMARTCELL come with a charging adapter you can plug in to a suitable socket at home. The adapter supports 4Nos of AAA or 4Nos of AA or 1No. Of R22 9V battery. Simply place your AAA batteries in the slots provided (it is recommended to completely drain the battery before recharging), turn on the switch and wait for the charging duration to complete as recommended. Then you can remove the AAA battery and start using it again.