Daily Giz Wiz 416: Duracell Rechargeable PreCharged Batteries

Episode 416 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Duracell Rechargeable PreCharged Batteries
Released:Monday 8 October 2007
Length:about 12 minutes
Download file:DGW-416.mp3 (5.6 MB)
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Short info

Duracell's new rechargeable batteries now come pre-charged so they're ready to use right out of the package.

Detailed information

These NiMH batteries from Duracell come pre-charged so that you can start using them immediately.  Unlike most NiMH batteries, these AAA or AA batteries retain the battery power  for a year (which is why they can come pre-charged).
Dick also recommends the fast Duracell Power Gauge Battery Charger Kit which is a charger for AAA and AA-size NiMH batteries.  It also has a USB adapter for charging your USB devices directly.

De Forest Family

Lee Deforest, the contributor to Episode 405, applauds Leo for picking up on the name.  He confirms that his family are in fact related, in a convoluted way, to Lee De Forest, the inventor of the Audion tube.  Another listener Rich has written in to explain that although Lee De Forest invented the Audion, he did not understand how it worked.

Dane Golden has shown Leo a documentary Empire of the Air made by Ken Burns, which covers some of the "inventions" of Lee De Forest.

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