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Subject: Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question
From: Sharon (sharon25_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-08-22


I am gathering from this thread that I can use the charger I have now
for my 1600 NIMH batteries to charge 2100 or 2200 ones also when I
find them? I don't need a new charger? That would be good... (o:

Sharon

>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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