This battery is the next step up from the nickel-cadmium considering that it has 30% to 40% more capacity. Other advantages include simple storage and transportation. Not to mention it is economically friendly since it only contains mild toxins making it profitable for recycling. Overall, the battery is more delicate and trickier to charge than the Ni-Cd battery.
The Ni-MH battery became the most readily available rechargeable battery for a consumer to use. The battery manufacturers want to steer buyers away from disposable alkaline to rechargeable batteries. This battery is the alternative to the failed reusable alkaline that appeared in the 1990s. The limited cycle life hindered impacted its overall success.