New charger needed !!

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charlestt
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New charger needed !!

I need a mew charger as mine doesn't like high capacity cells, What do you guys make of these ??

http://www.batterycity.co.uk/vanson_speedy_box_with_intelligent_charge_c...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AccuPower-AccuManager20-AP2020-1-Universal-fast-...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ansmann-5207442-UK-Battery-Charger/dp/B002ACO9HG...

 

Any more suggestions  would be appreciated..

BTW It must be able to charge C/D cells 

 

Charles

 

 

 

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I have a rebadged Speedy Box and it is a nice charger.

The ansmann ones always seemed rather expensive to me so I've never owned or used one.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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the speedy box looks like the tenergy.

i have this one

http://www.all-battery.com/tenergyT9688universalcharger01127.aspx

great for the money, tho with my hi-cap cells if drained it will take more than one run i believe. i think theres a timer built in too. tho i could be wrong.

i havent used my tenergy C/D cells since i last recharged them.  ill check next time

also allows draining, so you can attempt to condition.  personally, i will be using my accucell 6 for conditioning all batteries once i get some holders lol but i did use the drain function and it works VERY good. voltages on AA's came out perfect and i revived ALOT of "bad" (according to my Energizer 15min charger) AA nimh cells!

 

speaking of, Don, wheres a good source to get some holders (for C, D, 18650, AA/AAA and 16340 cells) that are compatible with the hobby chargers?

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I can get AAA/AA/C/D and 9V holders locally in the UK equivalent of RadioShack, Maplin. Expensive but useful for stuff like this.

I've never seen 16340 holders.

For 18650 holders I use these. 

http://www.virtualvillage.co.uk/5-x-rechargeable-18650-3-7v-lithium-batt...

The same outfit does business on eBay so it may be more convenient to check there - just look for Virtualvillage as the vendor.

They are too long internally and need at least one 2mm magnet on each cell for reliable contact.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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Would i be better off getting a hobby charger then and using some battery holders from maplin and making my own charging station ?

 

 

 

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Still not got a charger sorted Smile can't make up my mind what to get..

Having a look around DX i came across this what do you think?

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/imax-b6-2-5-lcd-rc-lipo-battery-balance-cha...

 

 

 

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Wondering if this might do the job http://www.flydragon.me/goods.php?id=8

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Have you tried charging batteries twice in your current charger? Sometimes there is a timer cutoff that is set for too short a time. Charging twice will let the battery get full. Hopefully it still can sense when the battery is full and will cut off at some point during the second cycle.

I'm assuming you need to charge C and D cells too? If not, you could get a AA/AAA charger for less.

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brted wrote:

Have you tried charging batteries twice in your current charger? Sometimes there is a timer cutoff that is set for too short a time. Charging twice will let the battery get full. Hopefully it still can sense when the battery is full and will cut off at some point during the second cycle.

I'm assuming you need to charge C and D cells too? If not, you could get a AA/AAA charger for less.

 

It's an intelligent charger but just seems a little stupid Smile with normal rechargeable cells you buy off the shelf it's fine but these new 5000ma batteries it has trouble with, no matter how long i've had them in use for when i put them in the charger it just says there full !!

I need to be able to charge AAA,AA,C,D  

 

 

 

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