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I was wondering if it was safe to put a warm nicad pack in the fridge or on ice after charging it or running it ? Sorry in advance if its a dumb idea.
 

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Lots of ppl have tried force-cooling batteries after a run, it don't seem to do any damage so go ahead. Just a fan is more than enough to cool them in a few minutes.


But don't cool batteries whilst they are charging, especially NiMH which get warm when they are charging (nicads get warm when they are overcharged). Cooling them confuses the NiMH charger.


Don't cool them after charging either, use it when warm. Chemicals work better when warm and you'll definitely see the difference in performance.





For all of you going to the snow, always keep spare batteries for your camera etc in an inside pocket. Alkalines or rechargeables, you'll get much better life if they stay warm when you're using them.
 
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