Welch Allyn 3.5V NiCad Rechargeable Handle
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Welch Allyn 3.5V NiCad Rechargeable Handle

Product Code: 71000-A

  • Welch Allyn 3.5V NiCad Rechargeable Handle
  • Unscrew handle to access prongs for wall outlet recharging; see YouTube video below and/or click on A.U.'s Blog below for further instruction
  • Chrome-plated brass construction for durability
  • May be converted to a 71000-C handle for use with standard C-cell batteries with battery converter accessory (item #710168-501) for use on mission trips or areas with limited electricity for recharging

USD $240.00 /EA
    • EA
  • Quantity Available: 10+

  • (1) 3.5V Welch Allyn Rechargeable NiCad Handle 
  • (1) 3.5V NiCad Rechargeable Battery (item# 72300 color coded orange & already residing in handle)
  • General Use Instructions
  • Replacement NiCad Battery:  item #72300 (color coded orange)
  • Replacement Top Cap:  item #710127-503
  • Replacement Charging Module:   item #710171-501
  • Replacement Bottom Cap:  item #705042
  • Battery Converter Accessory to enable 71000-A handle to accept alkaline batteries: item #710168-501

Before using, following these instructions:

  1. fully charge battery (16 hours)
  2. run battery completely down
  3. fully recharge (16 hours)
  4. run battery completely down
  5. fully recharge (16 hours)
  6. ready for use

Why is this recommended? 

Memory effect refers to a battery’s inability to remember how much reserve capacity it has left prior to recharging. If an otoscope powered by a NiCad battery has used up only 60% of its capacity when it gets recharged, the battery “forgets” about the 40% reserve capacity; while the battery will successfully recharge, it will now assume a 60% capacity rather than the original 100%. This occurs primarily with NiCad batteries.

To avoid this, Welch Allyn recommends the above special instructions prior to using your 71000-A handle for the first time. It is important to note that this memory effect does not mean the battery can become permanently damaged; it is more an issue with incorrect charging that can most likely be corrected by fully charging and then discharging the NiCad battery. 

Read more about batteries and memory effect by clicking icon below

Instructions for Recycling:

Services are available where all components of NiCad batteries may be disassembled and recycled so that nothing gets land-filled or incinerated. Should you wish to dispose of your expended Welch Allyn rechargeable NiCad battery via recycling, customers should send batteries to:

For United States:
Welch Allyn
4341 State Street Road
Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153-0220

For Canada:
Welch Allyn Canada
160 Matheson Blvd East
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L4Z 1V4

For locations outside of the U.S. and Canada, consult your local recycling authority for correct disposal of batteries.