Most solar garden lights need between 1 to 4 batteries to work. 2 types of batteries are usually used in garden solar lights: AA size – NiCad(Nickel Cadmium) 1.2 V / 500 to 900mA, and AA size – NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) 1.2 V /1000 to 2000mA.
Do you need special batteries for solar lights?
You need rechargeable batteries in your solar lights, as the solar panel converts the sunlight into power to charge the batteries, which in turn powers the light. … Almost all garden solar lights use low capacity rechargeable batteries. More recently, solar lights will use 1.2V NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries.
Can I replace batteries in solar lights?
The short answer is that in most solar garden lights you can simply remove the battery cover, take out the old batteries which came fitted with the device, and replace the battery with a new rechargeable battery of the same specification.
Can I use a higher mAh battery in solar lights?
Yes, you can replace your 400 mAh solar light battery with a higher 1000 mAh or even 2500 mAh. However, you need to make sure your new battery matches your solar lights specifications including: Size: Make sure your new battery is the same size as the solar light’s battery house.
Are solar batteries the same as rechargeable?
The batteries within your solar lights will likely come in one of two forms; either an NiMH or an NiCd rechargeable battery. What’s good about this is that both of these can be purchased at your local store or online, so your solar lights’ batteries are very easily replaced or even upgraded!
Do Energizer rechargeable batteries work in solar lights?
These Energizer solar rechargeable batteries come pre-charged from the factory. Therefore, you can insert them into your solar lights and they will start illuminating the same night.