We just got the Firebug some toys for Christmas that we knew needed batteries, but the instructions say they only take non-rechargeables. We have been only using rechargeables for some time now, so it looks like I’m going to have to go out and get a pile of regular AA batteries, for the first time in years.
But what’s up with this? What happens if I try to power them with my Eneloop batteries? Will they just not have enough juice to run the toys properly? Or is there some other dire consequence of putting rechargeables in a toy or appliance that specifies non-rechargeables only? And if so, how does the toy know what sort of battery I’m putting in there? Electricity is electricity, isn’t it?
And I’d add, at this late date, why is anyone making gizmos that only run on non-rechargeables anyway? Are some applications just not workable with rechargeables? What’s the story on this?
As always, thanks in advance for chipping away at my ignorance.