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NiMH batteries in MS Desktop 2 Wireless Optical mouse

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Anonymous
May 2, 2004 12:39:22 PM

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The subject line is my question. There is no mention of possible use of
NiMH re-chargeable batteries in the optical mouse in the MS manual so I
wonder if the nominal voltage difference (1.5 V Alkaline and 1.2 V NiMH)
would work.
I bought a keyboard/mouse combo recently from A4Tech and found that the
batteries lasted 2 days max. (My wife plays on-line games that use the mouse
constantly [grrrrrrr!!]). I used this combo for a week before scraping it
and bought the MS Desktop 2 wireless combo. I like it very much and the
mouse battery has held up for about 2 weeks (with little use by my wife).
If the batteries last ~2 months there will be no problem but I want to
have the NiMH option if possible.
TIA
Don F
Anonymous
May 2, 2004 12:39:23 PM

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They won't damage the mouse, you can try them and see for
just a few bucks. Or if you have a set of the batteries
that have just failed, check the voltage (under a light
load) to see what the minimum voltage is to run the mouse.


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"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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| The subject line is my question. There is no mention of
possible use of
| NiMH re-chargeable batteries in the optical mouse in the
MS manual so I
| wonder if the nominal voltage difference (1.5 V Alkaline
and 1.2 V NiMH)
| would work.
| I bought a keyboard/mouse combo recently from A4Tech and
found that the
| batteries lasted 2 days max. (My wife plays on-line games
that use the mouse
| constantly [grrrrrrr!!]). I used this combo for a week
before scraping it
| and bought the MS Desktop 2 wireless combo. I like it
very much and the
| mouse battery has held up for about 2 weeks (with little
use by my wife).
| If the batteries last ~2 months there will be no problem
but I want to
| have the NiMH option if possible.
| TIA
| Don F
|
|
May 2, 2004 4:15:55 PM

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Querry:NiMH batteries instead of regular type(s) in Kb and Mouse?
YES and they last about as long at NiCads b4 needing a recharge.
Been on them for 6-8 months for ALL devices: Cams, Transceivers, Handheld
personal radios and sundries.
Saved an 100 bucks or more already!
!