Guide to Rechargeable Tool Batteries
By: Julie Day
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries
Advantages of NiCd Batteries
- Cold Tolerant: Of the two types of nickel-based batteries, NiCd batteries perform better in cold weather.
Disadvantages of NiCd Batteries
- Self-Discharge: Both NiCd and NiMH batteries tend to loose their charge over time when stored.