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(Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers 21600

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2014, 10:06:39 PM »
I got the BT-C3100 V2 today.

It has some nice features and charges a variety of battery types. It offers limited control and capacity measurements.
I have used it to charge batteries and check their capacity.

I will write a bit specifically on LiIon chargers later.

Here are some pictures.

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2014, 10:05:28 PM »
I did not want to mix LiIon chargers with the mainly normal chargers in this thread so for LiIon chargers look here:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,53103.0.html

Seeing that there is an interest in LiIon chargers and batteries I decided to write a bit on some easily available, working, charger models that I have. It is a natural progression for many people from really low end to higher end models, still within the lower cost region

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,708
Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #92 on: July 25, 2014, 08:37:01 PM »
Picked up some Rayovac Nimh cells 16 for $6.  Anyone know if the eneloop charger will charge these? 

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #93 on: July 26, 2014, 12:55:32 AM »
Eneloop charger is working great on these cells.  I will use them in my mouse and keyborad but now I have to buy a couple AA flashlights  :whistle:

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2014, 06:32:37 PM »
LADDA, not a car loved by few but the batteries sold by IKEA



These are made in China, by an unknown company, and are 2000mAh, lowish self discharge (eneloop style).

Being an IKEA product they are cheaply available in most countries.

They have a reputation of not holding charge as well as eneloops, or even other lesser LSD batteries.
This was true for mine too, and I found it necessary to give them a top-up every few months.

I used them mainly in a flashgun, a use that really stresses batteries as they need to provide a large current frequently (quick cycling after full power flashes).

The batteries performed very well, cycling very quickly and continuing to work even when nearly depleted; definitely better than the LIDL LSD batteries I was using before.

Provided you remember to top them up they seem suited to high drain applications and are cheap.

Bear in mind that there is always the chance of IKEA changing the manufacturer of these, something that tend to happen with all companies that do not actually make their own products (most do not...) so my comments are valid for the batteries I have.

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #95 on: March 10, 2015, 11:21:03 AM »
These are chargers/batteries/lights so I am putting this in two places.

Seeing that the sun always shines here and that I use a lot of USB chargers I thought it would be a good idea to buy a solar PowerBank, charge it in the sun and then use it to charge various devices for free. I also thought that these could be connected directly to a device and charge it like solar charger, without even the need to store the charge.
I decided to get these two 30000mAh panels, as the price to capacity ratio seemed good. They are available in many places and I got mine from SPAMCORP, but SPAMCORP is actually 30% cheaper (I saw it later).

I did not expect them to have 30000mAh but hoped for a decent capacity.

These have 3 issues:

The capacity is not bad and seems to be around 10000mAh on one and maybe 8000mah on the other, but it is not 30000mAh. It takes about 8-12 hours at about 1A to charge them fully and they can charge a 2000mAh phone battery a few times, verifying my estimates.

One of the indicator lights stopped working in one, but he rest still work.

The MAIN issue, however is that they are really useless as solar chargers, for themselves or for other devices. The solar panel is very small/weak (claimed 0.5W)and though it charges the battery it will take a few weeks to charge it fully (in bright sun). So, my idea of charging them during the day and using them at night was not practicable.
The device is capable of charging some devices with solar power, provided that they do not require a high current (less than 0.5 A).
I wrote a bad review about them but SPAMCORP does not publish bad reviews.

Good points:

Used as just a powerbank they perform well. Once you charge them they will provide 1A or 2A and can charge two devices at the same time.
They feel solid (the screws on them are ornamental)
They both have a two brightness levels LED, which is bright and should last for months when they are fully charged.
I got a refund for the one and used it to get a proper,5W 1A solar panel that can charge them and other devices directly.

Summarising, buy them as 10000mAh powerbanks that can charge at 1A and/or 2A and which in an emergency will be able to operate/charge some devices by using the sun and provide you with a long lasting light at night, from the charge they get from the sun

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #96 on: December 23, 2017, 03:46:16 PM »
Palo etc. smart battery charger

My main D/C/9V charger died so I ordered one of these.

There is a version without the LCD screen but the specifications are not very good

works well, around 12Euro, individual independent charging slots, fast as it pushes 1A per regular slot and 30mA for the 9V slots

The current is high for AAA and some AA batteries

Has charge/discharge and works well.

There is, supposedly, a newer model, so I ordered another, newer one (hint -I like it)

Good for D/C batteries. Does not work with Li-Ion batteries
Not ideal for AAA and AA batteries as it will get them very hot with the 1A (fixed) current.
Recommended if you use C/D rechargeable batteries

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,660 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2017, 03:58:55 PM »
The batteries we use here are a mix of AA and AAA eneloops, amazon basics batteries rebadged from the same place as eneloops come from (unfortunately I think amazon might have changed source since.  >:( ) and cheap rainbow coloured pre-charged LSD batteries from lidl, they seem to be great for things like toys.

Our charger is a Panasonic BQ-CC17, a slow charger but it treats the batteries gently and doesn't overcharge them.

We don't use C and D cell batteries (though I have some AA to C adapters in the post), and the only important thing using 9V is the multimeter, which gets it's alkaline 9V changed every few years.

I have some 2017 europe limited edition eneloop expedition colours coming, most of these will be for me because they're pretty.  :multi:


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,660 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »



Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2018, 12:24:16 PM »
They look too nice to use -you need to collect all the colours  :)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,660 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #100 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:35 PM »
That would require SAK collecting levels of dedication.  :ahhh
http://eneloop101.com/batteries/eneloop-limited-edition/

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,458 Gone

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Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #101 on: January 12, 2018, 12:50:57 PM »
The Disney ones are nice!

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Al : "Women!"

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,660 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: (Your) Batteries and Battery Chargers
« Reply #102 on: January 12, 2018, 12:51:39 PM »
And hard to find.
 :drink:

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