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Old May 1, 2009, 9:19 PM   #1
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Long time elenoop user. I have a 4 cell eneloop charger that does just fine. I just bought some Sony CycleEnergy AA cells and was wondering if I can charge them in the eneloop charger. Any suggestions?


Just found this thread http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=216028where somone's stated the Sony's are just repackaged eneloops???


I've got a LaCrosse BC-700 thatI purchased a while back, but haven't actually used yet. That's my fallback - but if the enelop charger works, then great.

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Old May 2, 2009, 7:51 AM   #2
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Either of the 2 chargers you mention will work fine with eneloop or cycle energy cells.
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Old May 2, 2009, 9:18 AM   #3
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Thanks a bunch. I figured, but wanted confirmation
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Personally, I'd use the BC-700 over the Eneloop charger. I use a charging rate of 1000 mA for my LSD NiMH cells.
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Old May 2, 2009, 9:35 AM   #5
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Personally, I'd use the BC-700 over the Eneloop charger. I use a charging rate of 1000 mA for my LSD NiMH cells.
Thanks for the tip. It's one of those - ... I haven't read the little manual yet and I'm imagining trying to describe to my wife how it all works vs. just plugging in the little eneloop charger w/ no dials, etc.

I'll give the manual a read... do you think it makes a lot of difference in life, etc?


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Its recommended to charge NiMH cells at .5C, and for 2000 mAh cells, .5C is 1000mA.

The eneloop charger charges at a lower charging rate and thus takes longer.

If the eneloop charger meets your needs, go with it. I prefer the advanced chargers.
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