The Nickel Cadmium or NiCad battery have risen in popularity for its use in innumerable applications. In comparison to regular alkaline batteries, NiCad batteries have few disadvantages and many benefits.
Pros and Cons of Regular Batteries
Regular alkaline batteries have been in use for several decades. They are cheap and reliable, which makes them the preferred choice in many parts of the world. However, the main drawback of these batteries is that they are not rechargeable. For devices that use up a lot of the battery power, a regular battery is probably not the best choice. These batteries are not considered hazardous waste, but it is still a good idea to recycle them.
Pros and Cons of NiCad Batteries
NiCad batteries are prized for their ability to be recharged repeatedly. They are very long lasting and highly durable. These batteries are not easily damageable and can withstand wide temperature fluctuations as well. They are however, much more expensive than regular batteries. NiCad batteries do not have high capacities and they are also quick to self discharge. They are also considered hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of with ordinary trash.