I bought a brand new "Pure One Classic" radio last year for about £50 ... It doesn't come with a battery pack although it will take six "C" cells ... I was considering getting six C cells (NiMh) and a suitable charger , but didn't really want to get yet another type of battery/charger system.
Battery packs (Pure C6L) are available that can be charged in-situ with the supplied mains cord , but they cost about £35 to buy and only have a one year guarantee ... I have read several reports that they fail shortly after the guarantee ends ... That seems a lot of money for a year or so's use ... Even my shaver battery and torch batteries last many times longer than this.
I can get a "compatible" non-Pure battery pack for £24-99 ... The seller also sells the genuine "Pure C6L" ... I asked him how long the packs generally lasted for and he said that it was about two years ... I'm not certain what batteries are in the pack , but the mains unit for the radio is 9 Volts ... Maybe there are six NiMh's in it ... The seller didn't know.
Is it going to be cheaper to buy six C-cells and a charger rather than use the battery pack and more to the point , will the C-cells last any longer than a year or perhaps two ? ...
Decisions , decisions !