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Subject: Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question
From: Chris Holt (amiga2k_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-08-22


On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 14:06:36 -0400, Neon John wrote:

> Good advice. To add to it, one of the best chargers out there right
> now is the Ray-O-Vac 1 hour charger available at WallyWorld, etc. It's
> $29.95 and, depending on the particular package, comes with either 4
> 1800 mah batteries or a car cigarette cord. This charger contains 4
> individual charging circuits so you can put 4 batteries in, regardless
> of the individual state-of-charge, and have them all charge properly.
> On 2300 mah batteries it takes about an hour and a half to charge.

So they have solved the overheating problem with those? Dave Etchells
warned against that model in his Great Battery Shootout page
http://www.imaging-resource.com/ACCS/BATTS/BATTS.HTM
Saying:

"As alluded to earlier, one important, albeit somewhat informal finding at
this point: The Rayovac 1-hour charger does indeed seem to get the
batteries too hot. - I observed with several different sets of batteries
from various manufacturers that repeated charge cycles in the Rayovac
resulted in a noticeable and continuing decrease in maximum capacity. (Two
sets of cells even vented, a very unusual occurrence in my experience.)
It's darn fast, and charges the batteries pretty completely, but
definitely seems to have a negative impact on battery life."

Personally I use one of Rayovac's PS1 chargers. Four independant
circuits, slow overnight charge and 9.99 at Wal/K/mart/TArget, etc.

Not that I'm a cheapskate or anything. The 1850 Evereadys in my JBR right
now are getting replaced with some of the new 2100s, "just because". Got
lots of things I can use the 1850s in. :) But hey, they were less than
$10. Go figure. That's cheaper than the 1850s were. (~$12)

Chris



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