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Richard Owen
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« on: November 08, 2012, 10:07:04 PM »

Hi all,

I know this isn't really the place for diddy batteries and their chargers.

I bought a cheap charger and cooked all my rechargeables. Got discouraged and bought some Duracells.

Hate them, hate them, hate them.

I'd love to get back into the ring with renewable batteries but would like to have a decent charger that nurtures my batteries rather than tramples all over them.

Any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 11:01:12 PM »

I'm using a charger by "Infapower" which is nominally a "1 hour" charger (high capacity batteries take longer), which certainly seems to do the job well - I use it mostly for AAs for photo flash gun use. I've got some sets of Duracell rechargeable "stay charged" batteries which seem very good (keep their charge well, and are very consistent in voltage across four of them, both when discharged and full)
I'd suggest going for a known make of charger and batteries - I took the advice on the charger from my excellent local camera shop.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 12:04:04 AM »

i have given up with rechargeables, and mostly use procell from duracell for things that dont get charged reguarly (eg torches) or brand stuff for things with built in chargers (phones)
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 01:18:37 AM »

I have   a Tronic  one like in the video below.  The only fault is that it won't charge  flat batteries but I have an older one of the same make that  isn't so fussy.

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:51:51 AM »

I too have one of the Lidl ones and it seems to work well, and not destroy batteries.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 12:37:46 PM »

Yep, so do I.

It discharges any remaining charge before commencing the charge cycle...
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