Choose the correct rechargeable battery for your application!

StayCharged PreCharged > BEST
StayCharged > BETTER
Rechargeable > GOOD
High drain Low drain

Confused about which rechargeable battery is best suited for your device? You need not be. Here we will explain the differences between Rechargeable, StayCharged and StayCharged PreCharged. As you would expect the three different types depict different levels of performance: 'Rechargeable' are suitable for high drain applications, 'StayCharged' and 'StayCharged PreCharged' batteries are suitable for most applications and hold their charge longer . StayCharged PreCharged are the best you can buy.

We have produced a graphical guide to help you select which rechargeable battery will give you the best performance and hence value for money. Your choice revolves around whether the device that you intend on powering is high or low drain. A high drain device is anything that requires a large amount of power or is in constant use; digital devices such as mp3 players, wireless mice and cameras are are considered to be high drain. Devices such as solid state games consoles, torches and two way radios are considered to be low drain devices. If you have a high drain application you should choose the Rechargeable which has a higher capacity and holds it's charge for a shorter time. StayCharged range are suitable for most applications, but hold their charge longer. StayCharged PreCharged is supplied pre-charged, ready to be used straight out of the packet. Other differences between Rechargeable, StayCahrged and StayCharged PreCharged can be seen below:

Duracell Rechargeable

Duracell StayCharged

Duracell StayCharged PreCharged

Duracell Rechargeable Batteries
  • Higher capacity
  • Ideal for high drain devices
  • 100's of charge cycles
  • Capture 1000's of photos
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Duracell StayCharged Batteries
  • Stays charged upto 6 months
  • Single charge lasts upto 45 hours
  • 1000's of charge cycles
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Duracell StayCharged PreCharged Batteries
  • Stays charged upto 12 months
  • Supplied pre-charged for
    immediate use
  • Single charge lasts upto 65 hours
  • 1000's of charge cycles
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

Rapid improvements in electronic technology have expanded the number of battery-powered portable devices in recent years, stimulating consumer demand for higher energy rechargeable batteries capable of longer service between charges or replacement. This trend is expected to continue well into the future. Conventional rechargeable batteries often fail to meet the needs of consumers and designers in terms of their weight, size, capacity, useability and environmental impact. Duracell are developing new battery systems to meet this growing list of demands.

The sealed nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) is one rechargeable battery system that is responding well to these demands. Nickel-metal hydride batteries are at a very early stage of maturity and manufacturers such has Duracell have identified many opportunities to improve performance.

Duracell rechargeable batteries offer the following advantages over standard Nickel Cadmium batteries (standard non-rechargeable batteries):

  • Higher Capacity - Last up to 40% longer than ordinary nickel-cadmium batteries
  • Fast Charging - Can be charged in approximately 1 hour
  • Long life cycle - Up to 500 charge / discharge cycles
  • Safe - Designed to safely withstand abusive conditions in cunsumer devices
  • More Environmentally Friendly - Zero percent Cadmium, Mercury or Lead.