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Other Recommend me a Battery Charger for AA and AAA Batteries

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blogins, 6 Aug 2018.

  1. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    As per the title! Getting confused by the choice out there. Looking for a good quality unit that'll handle at least 4 batteries per charge, that'll take care of my Eneloop batteries.
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I bought this 'Booxer'-brand one a while back, and I'm super pleased. Charges decent rechargeables in no time, and crappy ones in however long it needs to not asplode. Even lets you benchmark your batteries, charging 'em up then counting the milliamp-hours until they're discharged again.
     
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  4. Xlog

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    * Sky MC-3000 if you want charger that does pretty much everything,
    * Sky NC-2600 if you want everything, but only for NIMH.
    * ISDT C4 if you dont need support for many different Li-ion sizes
    * Nitecore D4 or that style charger from other brand if all you want is charge the batteries, they are all pretty much the same.
     
  5. Arboreal

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    I've been very happy with the Technoline BL700
     
  6. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Another happy Nitecore D4 user here.
     
  7. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    ANother Nitecore happy person here!
     
  9. Blogins

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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Went with Gareths in the end and glad I did, works very well. Pleased that my eneloop punch slightly above there rated capacity!
     
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  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I used mine to charge a Li-Ion 18650 for the first time t'other day. Worked a treat!
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    * Stumbles into thread *
    * Stumbles out thread to spend money *
     
  12. David

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    I don't get the appeal on Eneloops. I'd never heard of them until maybe 6 months ago when I saw a deal (HUKD iirc) on them. But after a quick google, Amazon Basics rechargeable were found to be almost as good and, in some cases, better.

    At that point I chalked them up as another chapter in the book of epeen and moved on.

    Are they actually anything special, or was I right?
     
  13. Byron C

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    In terms of capacity, both rated and actual measured capacity, there are other batteries out there that can match the eneloops - like you say, Amazon Basics rate pretty damn well. Where the eneloops excel though is with their low self-discharge capability: eneloop pro AA are quoted at retaining 85% of their original charge after a year. Given their relatively low cycle count - eneloop pro AA cells are only rated for 500 charge/discharge cycles - they're not actually all that well suited to high-drain devices that are in constant use, but stick them in something like a TV remote control and they'll last ages:

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    src: https://eneloop101.com/batteries/eneloop-test-results/#10-year-lsd-test
     
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  14. David

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    Every day's a school day, cheers Byron. :)
     
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  15. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    Cat the fifth did a long thread over on hexus ('NiMH battery comparison tool' - can i link to another forum? I have no idea, anyway that should be easily findable).

    Further in it he lists rebranded eneloops, looks like some of the Amazon Basics may be.
     
  16. Blogins

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    Had my eneloops in various remotes for years without needing a charge. Sat in my TV remote for a couple of years now and only 50% discharged. Remember they were a must have for the PS3 Bluetooth Remote, that thing used to chew through batteries like there's no tomorrow!
     

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