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NiMh battery charger

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by petrobas, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. petrobas

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    Any recommendations for a good NiMh battery charger to charge 1600Mah Kodak batteries .
     
  2. m@rk

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    Whenever I have asked this question, the MAHA CF204 has been the one recomended time and time again.

    I have only found 1 UK supplier (http://www.mahaenergy.co.uk/acatalog/index.html) and am planning on ordering mine when I get the chance.

    The Maha one has the advantage that it will condition the batteries when needed, and should fully charge a set of 1800mha batteries in about 3 hours after which it is inteligent enough to realise they are fully charged and drop down to trickle charge.

    I have been warned off the 1 hour chargers as they can get too hot and also the cheap chargers (like the one that came with my batteries) as they will charge for a fixed amount of time (16 hours in my case) regardless of how much charge is left in the batteries to start with.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    I've got the Ansmann Powerline 4 charger. It has changeable plugs so it can be used abroad (also multi voltage) and comes with 4 2000mAh AA batteries.

    I got it from www.fotosense.co.uk

    Mark.
     
  4. m@rk

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    Does that one have the ability to discharge and condition the batteries first and does it run cool?
     
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    Not cheap are they !

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  7. m@rk

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    Well not for a good one, no.

    Of course you could always buy a cheap £10 one but then you don't know how long your batteries are going to last.
     
  8. MarkE19

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    At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.
    Spend a little bit more now, and save more in the long term. Quality will last a lot longer than cheep and chearful.
     
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    I bought my charger and 4 1800mA Bateries for £15.00 does this mean there going to die on me quickly. My charger charges for about 2.5 hours then goes on to trickle charge.
     

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