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Old 08-17-09, 11:02 AM   #1
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Batteries for wireless mouse

I have the Microsoft wireless mouse that runs on two AA batteries. I also have the MAHA Powerex MH-C-9000 charger. What type of rechargeable batteries should I use for this type of application?
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Old 08-17-09, 01:44 PM   #2
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any aa rechargeable will do
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Eneloops or another low self discharge battery would be best as the mouse is a low drain device.
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I use Energizer rechargeable in mine without issue.
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But I will say that as a low drain device they're less suceptible to glitches if you run regular alkalines. Most rechargeables don't make a full 1.5 volts and it sometimes makes electronics wonky.
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But I will say that as a low drain device they're less suceptible to glitches if you run regular alkalines. Most rechargeables don't make a full 1.5 volts and it sometimes makes electronics wonky.
Actually most non-rechargeable batteries drop to 1.2v rather quickly. I use rechargeable exclusively, including in a wireless mouse and keyboard, and have never had an issue with poor performance.
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Rechargeable batteries have a mAh rating, I think you need to match the battery's rating with the charger's capabilities. Not 100% sure about that, though.
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A maha c9000 can charge any mAh battery so no matching needed.
Picking the right battery depends on use. For example, my weather radio which sits unused for months at a time the low self discharge like eneloops are the best choice. Something that gets used daily and needs a recharge every week or two then the high capacity may be a better fit.
Powerex batteries are highly rated as well Sanyo.
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NOTE: since the microsoft mouse has no off switch,

it will always drain your
rechargeables. IF you let it drain them completely flat, they may be gone for good.

It is not worth it to run rechargeables in a Microsoft mouse if you may not use it
for a week or more. daily use fine, when they drop down the mouse goes flaky, you
pop fresh batts in...but left alone that MS mouse can destroy a rechargeable since it has
no off switch.

anyhow any old AA will work rechargeable or not
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The no on, off switch problem. What I did to help with this was to pull a battery out of the mouse when I wasn't going to use it for awhile. I bit more work, but the batteries lasted longer.
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The latest ones have a USB dongle that fits into the bottom of the mouse and that turns the mouse off. Highly effective. I just replaced the mouse battery after 6 months used an eneloop low discharge battery.

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You want low self discharge batteries. Eneloops are good. There are some house brand ones out too. These are all I buy anymore. Here in Michigan we have a store chain called Meijers and they have a house brand that sells for 4 AAs for $7.99.

They may be called low self discharge, but are more likely to be called "precharged" or "ready to use" - and they'll have something on the package about how the charge lasts longer.

Regular AA NiMH will self discharge at 5-10% of their charge on the first day, and about 1% per day after that. That means that the batteries just sitting there die faster than the mouse would use up.

The low-self-discharge batteries hold 90% of their charge for 6 months, 85% for a year, or something like that. Before LSD batteries I just used alkalines, things like mice and remotes were the only thing I didn't use rechargables for.
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NOTE: since the microsoft mouse has no off switch,

it will always drain your
rechargeables.
I have a microsoft wireless, and the USB dongle goes in the bottom which switches off the mouse.
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You want low self discharge batteries. Eneloops are good. There are some house brand ones out too. These are all I buy anymore. Here in Michigan we have a store chain called Meijers and they have a house brand that sells for 4 AAs for $7.99.

They may be called low self discharge, but are more likely to be called "precharged" or "ready to use" - and they'll have something on the package about how the charge lasts longer.

Regular AA NiMH will self discharge at 5-10% of their charge on the first day, and about 1% per day after that. That means that the batteries just sitting there die faster than the mouse would use up.

The low-self-discharge batteries hold 90% of their charge for 6 months, 85% for a year, or something like that. Before LSD batteries I just used alkalines, things like mice and remotes were the only thing I didn't use rechargables for.
Actually its called Meijer (no s)

Rayovac calls their low self discharge hybrid so there are many names they go by, unfortunately no real clear standard to make it easy for consumers.

You could just do as I not not use a mouse.
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I have a microsoft wireless, and the USB dongle goes in the bottom which switches off the mouse.

I just have the bluetooth no dongle type of MS mauz...
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Actually its called Meijer (no s)
Sorry, I learned their name back in the 60s when they went by "Meijer's Thrifty Acres" (and the kids who worked there liked to call them "shifty takers".

They've only been going by "Meijer" for 30 or so years now, give me a chance to catch up. Fred Meijer wouldn't care as long as I keep shopping there.
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I alwasy catch that from when I worked there, everyone put an S on the end. Of course everyone that puts the s on the end of Meijer did so for everything else, Krogers Walmarts, etcs. Us cart fetchers would put the safety vests on inside out so it said rejiem
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