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I have a battery recharger which is about 10 years old and can charge AA and AAA batteries using a little pull down bit to convert it. Should it still be ok to use this to charge modern rechargeabl…
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1m, 2d agoPosted 1 month, 2 days ago
I have a battery recharger which is about 10 years old and can charge AA and AAA batteries using a little pull down bit to convert it.

Should it still be ok to use this to charge modern rechargeable batteries? Also, will any rechargeable batteries work with it? Either that or do you know of a deal on battery rechargers?

Thanks in advance.
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1m, 2d agoPosted 1 month, 2 days ago
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#1
The old NiCd chargers can cause problems with the new NiMH batteries. If you current charger is not designed for NiMH batteries then don't use it. Buy a new smart charger and press the button to auto discharge/charge every time and they will last year's..NiMH= nickel–metal hydride...

Edited By: wayners on Jan 18, 2017 12:42: typo
#2
Any recommendations on new chargers? Below is a photo of the one I have now - would it be ok?

Edited By: superfreddy on Jan 18, 2017 12:49
#3
http://i68.tinypic.com/elbti0.jpg
#4
The charger you have says it's good for the modern NiMH batteries. The nickel metal hydride type. Your fine. Carry on with what you got.
#5
wayners
The charger you have says it's good for the modern NiMH batteries. The nickel metal hydride type. Your fine. Carry on with what you got.

Surprised... the charger is about 10 years old! So any modern NiMH batteries like energizer or duracell will be ok in this? Are there better chargers in terms of quickness or efficiency?

Happy to buy a new charger.
#6
superfreddy
Surprised... the charger is about 10 years old!
From the photo, I would say it was 11 years and 3 months old.
#7
I bought mine from 7dayshop but to get you going this looks a nice one Vapextech Super Smart nimh Battery Charger 8 cell AA or AAA https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008ETHO7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kL2FybWSNM06M
#8
AndyRoyd
superfreddy
Surprised... the charger is about 10 years old!
From the photo, I would say it was 11 years and 3 months old.

I guess that doesn't matter though as long as it works.
#9
An intelligent charger such as the excellent Xtar VC2 or VC4 will help prolong your batteries and also charges Lithium Ion batteries.
#10
I should imagine mine in the photo above would still charge high capacity batteries - 2000mAh right? Energizer 2300MAh?
#11
superfreddy
I should imagine mine in the photo above would still charge high capacity batteries - 2000mAh right? Energizer 2300MAh?


​Yes. Will charge no problem in you current charger but may take longer for the bigger batteries to charge. Just remember that the higher capacity batteries are just a little bigger.. Fatter... Not really a problem although they won't fit a narrow torch I have. Also the have less charge cycles vs the lower capacity batteries. I personally avoid the bigger capacity batteries as I'm not using in high powered devices like a remote control car but others like them for the longer use
#12
I just want them for my Wii remotes and also kids toys. Are the standard capacity best for that then?
#13
Energizer 2300 is good. Last one's I bought were eneloop pro 2550mAh. I use them in a high drain torch that lights the sky up. I don't like my 2800mAh though as they are to fat like me. :)

Edited By: wayners on Jan 18, 2017 16:11: typo
#14
If your buying just a pack of 4 aa batteries then stick with you current charger.If your buying a few packs of batteries and you will use like I do in everything around the home, it would be a good idea to get a smart charger to keep them going for years

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