The question is similar to the other thread about NiMH cells. What's the "recommended" charge rate of NiCad batteries?
NiCads are more robust than NiMH as they tolerate overcharging better and they can be discharged at a much higher rate. The big disadvantage of them is lower capacity and that they had toxic cadmium, but I have a few left and I want to use them in some in-house flashlights where the mAh is not an issue and you have plenty of spares near.
Since they produce a steeper drop at the same charge rates I think they can be charged a bit more gently than with the NiMH cells (I am thinking about smart chargers, not timed ones). What do you think?
And another question... NiMH can be damaged by overdischarge. How about NiCads? I saw in several threads the recommendation of deep-discharging and even store them short-cutted. Are this ok?