One thing i'm not quite sure on is how to measure the real Capacity of a NIMH cell.. instead of the one printed on the side.
I bought some cheap 1.2 Volt NIMH 2600MAH cells..
when I charge them up.. the voltage goes up to about 1.34 and when I measure the current it says about 2.6 - 2.9 Amps.
I was just wondering if anyone knew a little more about battery chemistry than I do.
If it says the current from the battery is 2.6-2.9 Amps is this directly related to its capacity (ie the 2600MAH rating that it should be able to deliver 2.6 amps for one hour) ?
Or does it simply mean that the battery can deliver 2.6-2.9 amps with no relation to the duration at all.
I know that most batteries are rated using a current draw of 1 AMP so a 2600MAH battery in theory should deliver 1 AMP constantly for 2.6 hours (Rather than 2.6 AMPS for 1 hour).. but does it correspond direclty to the Amp measurement i'm getting from the battery OR is it just coincidental that the numbers are so similar)