Definition of NiCad in English:

NiCad

(also Nicad)

noun

  • usually as modifier A battery or cell with a nickel anode, a cadmium cathode, and a potassium hydroxide electrolyte. NiCads are used chiefly as a rechargeable power source for portable equipment.

    ‘NiCad batteries’
    • ‘A NiMH battery stores more of the chemicals and materials that generate direct current, so it produces more amp hours than a NiCad pack of equivalent volume does.’
    • ‘I know that spinning a physical disk draws a lot more charge out of a NiCad or Alkaline cell than just pushing electrons around inside a semiconductor chip.’
    • ‘When you recharge a NiCad battery before it is completely drained, the longevity of the battery is compromised.’
    • ‘The unit is powered by a snap-on battery pack containing either a Litium battery or a Nicad rechargeable battery.’
    • ‘The battery is a NiCad pack that takes between 12 and 14 hours to fully recharge and provides around two hours on full power and five hours when using the 12Watt head alone.’

Origin

1950s: blend of nickel and cadmium.

Pronunciation

NiCad

/ˈnʌɪkad/