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Old Dec 24, 2003, 7:58 PM   #1
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Default can i take bateries before they charges completely?

So i was thinking.. if i can my bateries into charger anytime i want even my batteries is`nt fully discharged then maybe i can take them out of the charger before they are completely charged? Or I have to wait for charge full?
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Old Dec 24, 2003, 8:04 PM   #2
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I think LI-on batteries can be recharged anytime, the manule should tell you.
If they are NiCads then they should be fully discharged before recharging.

In any case I'd let them come to a full charge before taking them off the charger. Most of the chargers only take 1 or 2 hours so it is not long to wait.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 1:08 AM   #3
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Default Using partly-charged batteries

Ni-MH (Nickel/metal hydride) batteries, as used in many digicams, are quite tolerant of 'top-up' charging, so using them as you suggest will be OK.

It's a good idea to discharge them more fully now and again. If you charge them only partially, remember that they self-discharge, i.e., lose their charge gradually, and this occurs most rapidly at the start.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 8:01 AM   #4
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Ok thnx for advices.. By th way my charger is very slow... 15hours.. so this long time.. so sometimes i would like to take batteries from charger before they are fully discharged..
what do you think about hama UNI 3as charger and hama 1850mah AA bateries?
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