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Old Oct 20, 2006, 5:23 PM   #1
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I bought 4 2100 mAh ultralast Ni-MH batteries. to find out later that the only charger i have from my old batteries is a Li-Ion charger. i read that you can charge a nimh battery in a Li-Ion charger but it wont charge it to full capacity.



where can i find a true cr-v3 ni-mh charger or what should i do in general?





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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:11 PM   #2
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Hello Bio,

I don't think you want to charge NiMh cells in a Li-Ion charger. The two chemistries use different charging algorithms and come in at different voltages.

Check out http://www.thomasdistributing.com for a good selection of chargers.

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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:25 PM   #3
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I was there before, maybe i am not searching right but i cant find a nimh charger for cr-v3 batteries. can you or anyone actually find a nimh charger not LI-ION CHARGER.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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RCR-V3 (the R indicating that this is a rechargeable pack) are LiIon batteries. To my knowledge there is no such thing as NiMH RCR-V3. What you need is a good NiMH charger that will charge 1-4 AA NiMH cells. I usually recommend Lenmar Mach1 Gamma or Lenmar Pro66. Both will charge your cells for about65-70 minutes without overheating.

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I bought 4 2100 mAh ultralast Ni-MH batteries. to find out later that the only charger i have from my old batteries is a Li-Ion charger. i read that you can charge a nimh battery in a Li-Ion charger but it wont charge it to full capacity.



where can i find a true cr-v3 ni-mh charger or what should i do in general?





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Old Oct 21, 2006, 10:32 AM   #5
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i have 4 of them in front of me right now and heres a link to the exact product. i can take a pic of them up close if you like.



http://www.cybergiftcenter.com/appli...ku=C86-ULCRV3R



my olympus E-10 will not take doubble AA batteries only crv3 or if it does i must need an insert or something cause they dont fit

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 12:08 PM   #6
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Hello BioHazard,

In this link they offer both the charge and battery.

http://www.audio-discounters.com/ul-crv3rk.html

You may want to contact them to see if you canpurchase the charger seperately.

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 3:56 PM   #7
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Hello Biohazard:
according to the E-10 basic manual, it will use 4 AA batteries, either NIMH or NiCD. The batteries are inserted into a battery case which goes into the battery compartment. If you dont have the manual, you can download it from olympus.com (search on E-10). in pp 22 -28 approx, There are even pictures of the various battery options.
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well there must be two different battery compartments that go with this camera but i only got one. i tried regular doubble a's and they are to small by about 1/8 inch or little less. only crv3s will fit the compartment i got.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 6:43 AM   #9
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Hi BioHazard,

According to the manual, AA batteries appear to be too short when inserted into the battery case. However, when inserted into the camera, it works out. I think i remember that the battery case collapses but if it were me, i would put 4 AA batteries in the case and install the case in the camera and see if it works. There is a picture in the manual that shows the AA batteries apparently being too short. Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 8:22 AM   #10
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HEY!! Thanks! Man!



Your correct. even though the battery's are to short when you put it in it still works. now i have other battery options. thanks a bunch.
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