The Advantage Of Low Discharge Batteries
Low Discharge Batteries are rapidly becoming the battery of choice for many users of rechargeable batteries for several reasons:
1. Ease of Operation. You can use these batteries just like an alkaline. Not need to worry about getting them back on the charger after use. They remain charged in stand-by mode for up to one yr.
2. Higher Capacity. The newer versions now tout higher capacities that rival the standard high-capacity rechargeables. For example, our new Ansmann 9V 300 mah is a low self discharge battery that has a higher capacity of its predecessor, the standard 9V 250 mah.
3. Higher recycles. We’ve found that the low self-discharge feature also boosts recycles. Some of this may be due to the type of device in which the battery is used. However, if the battery is not allowed to completely discharge, this reserves useable chemistry in the battery and provides maximum recycles.
Of course, if you need maximum “juice” with AA’s or AAA’s, than the Ansmann high capacity cells still make the most sense. Certain applications such as wireless mics with a high-drain may still require a higher capacity.