Charging a VistaLite NiCad Nightstick Battery

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by So Nouveau, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. So Nouveau

    So Nouveau New Member

    Nov 14, 2005
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    Okay, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...I'm one of THOSE guys. You know, the kind that leaves a VistaLite NiCad Nightstick Battery lying in a drawer for about three or four years.

    Here's the question--for some electrical engineer/bicycle-riding type: Will it come back to life if I put it on the charger for 8 hours or so? Or am I wasting my time?!?!

    (Yes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I am charging it as I write, but ... I just wanted to know if it'll HOLD a charge, I suppose. That is, I don't want to think, Wow, this is great, take off on my bike into the night, only to discover that 5 minutes later it's dead.)

    Advice? Suggestions? Insights?