$26.93 La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

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$26.93 La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

In case someone has this on the wishing list.

$26.93 now on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RSOV50?tag=d000001-20&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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This is not for Lithium batteries is it?

Ah, found it: Battery charger for NiCad and NiMH AA and AAA rechargeable batteries

Is it any($27worth) better than the 4cell Sanyo charger that came with my Eneloops?

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Yes, it is definitely better. With it you can charge a single battery not just pairs. It also has selectable charge currents. 

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And it terminates based on ΔV voltage drop vs using a timer, i have used this charger for several years and highly recommend it

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+1
I have german version of LaCrosse – Technoline. Good charger Smile

@Bort: it’s timer based also, in case -dV is messed (AFAIK)

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$26.93 is a great deal for this very nice and compact charger.

Amazon is notorious for ending promotions at any given moment, so order while you still can.   Wink

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raccoon city wrote:

$26.93 is a great deal for this very nice and compact charger.

Amazon is notorious for ending promotions at any given moment, so order while you still can.   Wink


Its the best deal i’ve ever seen on it, and definitely worth it if you want a NiMH charger

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About a year ago, I paid $35.48 for this charger.

No complaints so far.

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Bought this charger last year for charging my eneloops. I would highly recommend it.

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CONUS?

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Amazon can ship to any place you want, for extra $$$ of course :bigsmile:

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It is $29.79 now. But still pretty good.

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For those who still place any stock in CPF claims, this charger will burn your house down if you look at it wrong.

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agenthex wrote:
For those who still place any stock in CPF claims, this charger will burn your house down if you look at it wrong.

maybe its not the charger, maybe its the CPF karma burning down houses of people who buy the charger and look at them wrong :bigsmile:

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Those bastards. Shocked

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agenthex wrote:
For those who still place any stock in CPF claims, this charger will burn your house down if you look at it wrong.

Yea, I got called a ‘Lacrosse cult family member’ & I don’t even own one as I own a 9000. My crime was that I stated that I got better first time capacity with bypassing their beloved break in by giving my eneloop their first (after discharge) charge on the 401FS (same brand as 9000). You would have thought I had cursed God for the venomous attack levied on myself. Wouldn’t have been a prob if it had been just one, but others piled on as well. I was glad they couldn’t get their hand’s on me lest they would have stoned me. I would have bought the BC but i liked the larger size of the 9000. BTW, not one person came to my defense (not that I needed it,*but where were the mods?*LOL). That is one reason that if I see someone maligned on here,or anywhere, I try & speak up in their defense.

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Will the BC-700 mentioned in the OP work with 220/240 V, or is it only for 110/120 V (US) ?

Someone I know is coming here from the US, I could tell that person to get it for me.

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100-240V on mine Wink

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Anyone need the 

La Crosse BC-700 ....?   Price drop to $24.73 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RSOV50/ref=asc_df_B000RSOV502159909?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-563-04-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395097&creativeASIN=B000RSOV50

 

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Reduce the amount of batteries purchased and discarded in the waste bin with this multitasking battery charger from La Crosse. Designed for use exclusively with rechargeable NiCad and NiMH batteries, the 100 to 240-volt charger accommodates up to four AA or AAA batteries. Each battery charges in its own compartment, so the user can charge an AA NiCad battery and three AAA NiMH batteries, or any other combination, at once.

For each compartment, the user selects one of the charger’s four modes: charge; discharge; refresh; and test. Different modes can be engaged concurrently in each battery compartment for flexibility. In the discharge mode, the charger removes all charge from the battery to reduce the memory effect and then recharges the battery to reach a more advantageous capacity. The refresh mode is ideal for older rechargeable batteries, cycling between discharging and charging the battery until obtaining optimal capacity. To measure a battery’s capacity in the test mode, the battery is fully charged and then discharged. The charger offers three charging rates: 200 mA, 500 mA, and 700 mA. While the 700 mA rate charges an AA battery in approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes, charging the battery at the 200 mA rate, with its estimated 13-hour charge time, is recommended for prolonging the battery’s life. Each compartment features its own LCD display indicating the selected mode and rate, elapsed charging time, the battery’s full capacity and voltage, and when charging is complete. To ensure safety, the charger stops charging when it senses an overheated battery, and it won’t charge defective batteries. Unplug when not in use and remove any batteries. A limited one-year warranty covers this item. The charger measures 3 inches wide by 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches high.

 

Product Description

The La Crosse Technology BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger has four modes and charges all NiCd and NiMH AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. The four modes include charge, discharge (discharges the batteries and then recharges them), recharge (discharges and recharges up to 20 times to bring old batteries back to life) and test (displays the battery capacity). BC-700 Battery Charger " Features: • All modes automatically default to 200 mA charge on the BC-700 Battery charger • Charge both AA and AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously and will charge all Low-Discharge batteries. Sanyo Eneloop, Uniross Hybrio, Nexcell EnergyOn, Accupower Acculoop and other future low discharge batteries. • Hhas Four independent channels - Charges 1, 2, 3 , or 4 rechargeable batteries at a time. • Overheat detection to protect over-charging and LCD shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete • Charge Mode - allows a range of user selectable milliamp settings from 200 to 700 for faster charging times. Within 4 seconds after rechargeable batteries are inserted charging automatically begins at 200mA, or you may select 500, or 700mA charge rates for faster charging times. • Discharge Mode - reduces memory effect by discharging rechargeable battery completely before recharging to full capacity. User selectable. • Refresh Mode - discharges and recharges up to 20 cycles or until rechargeable battery is refreshed to full capacity. User Selectable. • Test Mode- First charges the rechargeable battery to full capacity, then discharges completely to measure rechargeable battery capacity for display in mAh or Ah, and then recharges each rechargeable battery to full battery capacity. • UL approved, BC 700 charger also has safeguards that sense rechargeable battery polarity, rechargeable battery temperature and defective rechargeable batteries. • World Voltage capable - Operates on 100~240V AC Input.
 
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I have two beefs with mine:

One is that it often times misses the termination point. Have had 2200 mAH batteries terminate over 3000 mAH several times. I know this overcharging is killing my batteries.

Other beef is that often times after I take charged batteries out and put in another battery to charge, it goes into some limbo mode where it displays 3 blinking two digit numbers with one LCD being blank. I think the AC adapter isn’t up to par, but when I e-mailed LaCrosse they said it was not a malfunction, yet I can’t charge batteries when it’s in that state. I have to unplug it, wait a couple of hours, then it might work when I plug it in again.

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Metalophile wrote:
I have two beefs with mine:

One is that it often times misses the termination point. Have had 2200 mAH batteries terminate over 3000 mAH several times. I know this overcharging is killing my batteries.

Other beef is that often times after I take charged batteries out and put in another battery to charge, it goes into some limbo mode where it displays 3 blinking two digit numbers with one LCD being blank. I think the AC adapter isn’t up to par, but when I e-mailed LaCrosse they said it was not a malfunction, yet I can’t charge batteries when it’s in that state. I have to unplug it, wait a couple of hours, then it might work when I plug it in again.


The first problem can be solved by some human intervention, if it gets over 1.52 volts after an hour i yank the battery out, and put it back in the charger and it will read them as full or finish charging it. I think they should incorporate an automated way to do this to not miss termination points
Your second problem is a strange one.

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I’ve only had termination issues (on rare occasion) with poorer quality cells. Not sure if it happens in other chargers since there’s no capacity measurement on those, but in any case probably not the best idea to charge the cheapies on this charger.

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I once left mine charging some cheapie AAs and found it at 1.65v and scorching hot batteries. It had put over 3000ma in these crappy things…. oops? How does this happen?

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
I once left mine charging some cheapie AAs and found it at 1.65v and scorching hot batteries. It had put over 3000ma in these crappy things…. oops? How does this happen?

Very poor charger design – that’s how..

Any charger that can’t terminate properly will never be inside my home. Ever.

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What’s a bit odd is that this charger has temperature sensors.

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