Test/review of Charger Leise NiMH 2 slots LS-U2C

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Test/review of Charger Leise NiMH 2 slots LS-U2C

Charger Leise NiMH 2 slots LS-U2C
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This is a fairly simple dual NiMH charger powered from USB.
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It arrived in a cardboard box with brand name and not not much else on it.
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The box contained the charger, a usb cable and a instruction sheet in Chinese.
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The charger is usb powered with a micro usb input.
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There is a led for each slot that will light up for the 9½ hour a charge takes.
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The specifications are on the bottom of the charger.
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The charger uses the classic two level construction for AA/AAA batteries.
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Measurements


  • Power consumption from usb when idle with no batteries is 0.4mA
  • The charge current will depend on battery voltage, see voltage sweep curve below.

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The battery is nearly charged fully in about 9½ hour with a fairly low charge current.
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This cell is charged fully, again in 9½ hour.
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The pro is far from fully charged, the charger again used 9½ hour.
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Not much surprise, 9½ hour charging and the charger stops.
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The AAA also gets 9½ hour at a lower current and is overcharged a bit.
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The full eneloop gets 9½ hour, that is about 9 hours of overcharge.
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With two batteries each battery gets the same current and the same 9½ hour.
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M1: 40.5°C, M2: 40.5°C, HS1: 97.0°C
The charger use a linear regulation and need to burn some power, this means there is a rather hot location on it.
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Being a very simple charger I could draw the current profile. There is no regulation.
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The charger do not have any controller that need time to initialize, but starts immediately
Conclusion
The charger is a very small size, due to this is can be useful, but is is very slow and use a timer based termination. The low charge current means that damage to a battery is fairly limited and the charger can be used sometimes, but it is a bad idea to use this charger as the main charger for NiMH.
I will rate it usable.
Notes
Here is an explanation on how I did the above charge curves: How do I test a charger

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/