Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
Yes, I know all those things.
So I guess what you meant was "True, but what matters is that they CAN be overcharged and in the process of doing so, they cannot be topped up when necessary."

Hard to believe with all the newest i-phone and pads that everybody has, they still own and use battery chargers from the 50s.. A modern battery charger goes into a float mode when the battery reaches its "full" state.
I haven't "overcharged" any of my batteries in 10 years.