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can you use a AA charger on AAA battery's? Answered

i want to know if i can use a charger meant for 14500 3.6v rechargable batteries on a AAA 10440 battery. i understand it wont fit but i can make it work by hooking up the leads. will this work?

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AndyGadgetBest Answer (author)2011-06-05

 
Whoa - Hold on a moment here - These are Li-Ion batteries and you'll be charging the AAA at around double it's normal rate.  Lithium Ion batteries don't like that and you may will destroy the battery and worst case have a fire to deal with in the process.

If you really want to try it, keep a Very Close Watch on it and disconnect immediately if it heats up or makes fizzing or popping noises.  Better safe than homeless!

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andy70707 (author)2011-06-05

Assuming the voltages are the same, then yes, it should work.

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