There are two principal types of C battery – standard (non-rechargeable) and rechargeable. Both C battery types have strengths and weaknesses when compared to each other, so it’s important to fully understand the differences and select the best types of C batteries for your specific application.
Rechargeable C batteries can be recharged hundreds of times, making them a truly sustainable choice. Some rechargeable batteries are built into the device that they power while removable models require a separate adapter or size C battery charger for the charging process. They may or may not arrive pre-charged.
Various battery chargers for C batteries are available. They offer different features and options including chemical compatibility and the number of batteries that can be charged simultaneously, as well as varying dimensions and plug types.
Common types of rechargeable C batteries include:
• NiMH (nickel-metal hydride)
• NiCd (nickel-cadmium, also known as NiCad or Ni-Cads)
• Li-ion (lithium iron)