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GP ReCyko AR05 Fast Charger including 4 GP ReCyko AA batteries at PC World in-store only. These batteries hold their charge for up to a year! (well 85% of it anyway)
They were selling the batteries alone for £10.99.

Charge 1 to 4pcs of NiMH AA or AAA
2 hrs to charge up 2pcs of NiMH batteries
4 LED icons to indicate battery charging status
Individual battery charging
Auto cut-off safety control
Primary and bad battery detection
Battery ejector system
AC100-240V worldwide use
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banned#1
sku code?
#2
thedealsealer
sku code?


It`s got 0000439736 written on the receipt. I presume this is the SKU.
banned#3
thats the one. thanks
#4
Whats the capacity of the batteries (in mAH)?
1 Like #5
jah128
Whats the capacity of the batteries (in mAH)?


2050mAh.
#6
bcwc;7967745
2050mAh.


Pity its not a bit higher, would be an excellent deal if it were (providing you can find it!). Still well worth under a fiver but batteries won't be suited to everything.
#8
jah128
Pity its not a bit higher, would be an excellent deal if it were (providing you can find it!). Still well worth under a fiver but batteries won't be suited to everything.


There`s not a lot in it. The highest you`ll find is 2300mAh, and more typically 2100mAh. So that`s possibly up to 5-10% more.
banned#9
I have these batteries and they are excellent, imho much better than Uniross hybrio.
#10
jah128;7967762
Pity its not a bit higher, would be an excellent deal if it were (providing you can find it!). Still well worth under a fiver but batteries won't be suited to everything.


These are Low Self Discharge type, not ordinary NiMH, in which case there is precious little that they won't be suited for; therefore if they are actually available and not just a one off like so many of the PC world items, it would be definitely hot
#11
bcwc;7967847
There`s not a lot in it. The highest you`ll find is 2300mAh, and more typically 2100mAh. So that`s possibly up to 5-10% more.


nihcaj;7968075
These are Low Self Discharge type, not ordinary NiMH, in which case there is precious little that they won't be suited for; therefore if they are actually available and not just a one off like so many of the PC world items, it would be definitely hot


Generally I'd agree but I'm looking for my bike light which is very fussy - needs the higher output from 2700mAH+ batteries to be usable on its highest setting. Regardless these would be very good for most other duties and the charger looks pretty good, a fiver for fast charger and batteries is very good if you can find it!
#12
If you can't find any in PCWorld, you can get 4x AA "Ready to GO" batteries from 7-day shop for £3.99 (cheaper if you buy more). Last ages in my camera.
#13
pet2000
If you can't find any in PCWorld, you can get 4x AA "Ready to GO" batteries from 7-day shop for £3.99 (cheaper if you buy more). Last ages in my camera.


Not so keen on 7dayshop own branded rechargables in my limited experience. IMHO, worth spending the extra for GP, Panasonic, Sanyo and the like. In fact, I`ve recently bought some Panasonic Infinium AA & AAA`s from 7dayshop.
#14
bcwc
There`s not a lot in it. The highest you`ll find is 2300mAh, and more typically 2100mAh. So that`s possibly up to 5-10% more.


Highest you can get for a 1.2V AA or AAA cell is 2700mAh. Any higher and you need a battery with a higher PD (PP3 9V or a C/D cell).
Good price for a quick charging kit even though the batteries could have done with a higher capacity.
#15
Betas
Highest you can get for a 1.2V AA or AAA cell is 2700mAh. Any higher and you need a battery with a higher PD (PP3 9V or a C/D cell).
Good price for a quick charging kit even though the batteries could have done with a higher capacity.


That`s only for normal NiMH batteries. For LSD NiMH AA`s the highest you`ll find is 2300mAh.
#16
bcwc;7968369
Not so keen on 7dayshop own branded rechargables in my limited experience. IMHO, worth spending the extra for GP, Panasonic, Sanyo and the like. In fact, I`ve recently bought some Panasonic Infinium AA & AAA`s from 7dayshop.


Can't agree, the Ready to Go ones are fine in my experience, a friend has a few too and finds them good. I wouldn't know the differnce between my Eneloops and the Ready to Go ones other than by the label.

Currently still generally the best value too, although very good priced GP Recyckos are around on Amazon marketplace in packs of 6, although may only be AAAs left.
#17
jah128;7968187
Generally I'd agree but I'm looking for my bike light which is very fussy - needs the higher output from 2700mAH+ batteries to be usable on its highest setting. Regardless these would be very good for most other duties and the charger looks pretty good, a fiver for fast charger and batteries is very good if you can find it!


If that's so, then it must fade quickly, as the power soon goes on the standard type!
As few brands are genuinely rated at 2700mah, rechargeables must take some finding.

Personally not yet found anything that won't work with the LSD type, where a good few items won't work with the standard type, or wont' work for long.
#18
nihcaj;7971000
If that's so, then it must fade quickly, as the power soon goes on the standard type!
As few brands are genuinely rated at 2700mah, rechargeables must take some finding.

Personally not yet found anything that won't work with the LSD type, where a good few items won't work with the standard type, or wont' work for long.


Not strictly true that, current discharge on (quality) standard Ni-MH is pretty constant. The light doesn't fade at all; it simply won't turn on if the internal resistance of the cells are too high, so in tends to last ~1hr on 2AH cells but closer to 3hr on 2.7AH cells; not tried LSD types but I would have though the same would apply...
#19
nihcaj
Can't agree, the Ready to Go ones are fine in my experience, a friend has a few too and finds them good. I wouldn't know the differnce between my Eneloops and the Ready to Go ones other than by the label.

Currently still generally the best value too, although very good priced GP Recyckos are around on Amazon marketplace in packs of 6, although may only be AAAs left.


The 7dayshop ones I had, the contacts started oxidising to the point where they no longer conducted - so became useless!

Each to their own I guess.
1 Like #20
jah128
Not strictly true that, current discharge on (quality) standard Ni-MH is pretty constant. The light doesn't fade at all; it simply won't turn on if the internal resistance of the cells are too high, so in tends to last ~1hr on 2AH cells but closer to 3hr on 2.7AH cells; not tried LSD types but I would have though the same would apply...


I don't know how well reckylo compare, but Sanyo claim eneloops have a slightly higher voltage and slightly lower internal resistance than conventional nimh cells, so you may find they perform slightly better than other 2ah nimh cells.


http://www.eneloop.info/home/technology.html
"The chemical decomposition of the cathode has been reduced substantially by the use of a new superlattice alloy.

As an additional benefit the superlattice alloy increases the electrical capacity of the battery and reduces the internal resistance, which allows higher discharge currents."

http://www.eneloop.info/fileadmin/EDITORS/ENELOOP/ARTICLES/Teraoka_Article_EN.pdf

There's some voltage graphs for AA gp recykos and eneloops at various discharge currents here http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=149804
#21
melted;7973481
I don't know how well reckylo compare, but Sanyo claim eneloops have a slightly higher voltage and slightly lower internal resistance than conventional nimh cells, so you may find they perform slightly better than other 2ah nimh cells.


http://www.eneloop.info/home/technology.html
"The chemical decomposition of the cathode has been reduced substantially by the use of a new superlattice alloy.

As an additional benefit the superlattice alloy increases the electrical capacity of the battery and reduces the internal resistance, which allows higher discharge currents."

http://www.eneloop.info/fileadmin/EDITORS/ENELOOP/ARTICLES/Teraoka_Article_EN.pdf

There's some voltage graphs for AA gp recykos and eneloops at various discharge currents here http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=149804


Thanks for that, very useful and interesting. I'd definately buy this charger if I saw it, or two of them even, as I have plenty of other things that would use the cells if they didn't work well with my light, but from looking at that they may work well in the light anyway... :thumbsup:
#24
bcwc;7971417
The 7dayshop ones I had, the contacts started oxidising to the point where they no longer conducted - so became useless!

Each to their own I guess.


How flooded is the mine you are using them in? :?
#25
nihcaj
How flooded is the mine you are using them in? :?


How did you know I'm from Wales??? :shock:

Not sure if they had oxidised or just corroded, anyway, started off having to spin them round before they'd work, then over time stopped working altogether!
1 Like #26
Thank you so much for this post. Heat and rep added.

I managed to pick up the last one at the pc world near me. This is a really FANTASTIC deal. £4.47 for four AA Recykos would be good enough in itself, but the AR05 charger is a top of the range quality item, with features you only get on the best chargers: individual minus delta voltage (-dV) circuitry, individual auto temperature sensing and individual auto timer for charging, which then switches to trickle charge, i.e. each battery will be charged individually to its optimum level and then switched to trickle charge to avoid over-charging damage. These are really advanced features, way above the normal give-away bundle stuff. Normally a charger like this would cost in the region of £20 to £25 in itself.

So around £30 worth of top quality batteries and charger for £4.47 is one hell of a bargain as far as I'm concerned and this deal should be around 300 degrees hotter than it is currently showing, the main reason presumably being that it is in store only and stock may be a bit patchy.

Low self discharge batteries should also not be compared to standard NiMH's IMO. I use a Pentax digital SLR and started off using 2650mAh Duracells, which are very good standard NiMH's. I used to get about 30 shots from a set of fully charged batteries, before the low battery warnings started and around 40-50 shots before the camera ceased to function on the basis that the batteries were 'flat'. Low self dischargers (Eneloops or Recykos or similar) last for over 300 shots before the camera starts to indicate anything less than full charge. If you are using any sort of high-drain appliance, switch to LSD's - you really won't look back.
#27
andyken
Thank you so much for this post. Heat and rep added..


You're very welcome ;-)
At least someone else has managed to bag a bargain.
#28
andyken;7978854
Low self discharge batteries should also not be compared to standard NiMH's IMO. I use a Pentax digital SLR and started off using 2650mAh Duracells, which are very good standard NiMH's. I used to get about 30 shots from a set of fully charged batteries, before the low battery warnings started and around 40-50 shots before the camera ceased to function on the basis that the batteries were 'flat'. Low self dischargers (Eneloops or Recykos or similar) last for over 300 shots before the camera starts to indicate anything less than full charge. If you are using any sort of high-drain appliance, switch to LSD's - you really won't look back.


As those of us who have tried them find them, as convenient as disposables, with big savings to be made, regardless of brand! :thumbsup:

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