Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
Never had one fail with standard or alkaline batteries, so there must be differences in the current delivered by the various type of batteries.
Alkalines could deliver higher current than NiCd rechargable batteries. There had been special Alkalines introduced wich could be re-charged a few times, still delivering high current and thus forming an intemediate between the two others.
But all of this is not related to the original issue I guess.