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Old May 21, 2011, 2:55 AM   #11
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I chucked all my old GP2700mAh and got 2 sets of Sanyo Eneloops 2000mAh and the 10 hour trickle charger. Very satisfactory.
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Old May 21, 2011, 2:19 PM   #12
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What does the trickle charger do?
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Old May 21, 2011, 7:20 PM   #13
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G'day Saltine

To get the best recharge performance [from any battery at all] the charger needs to have some 'smarts' inside that monitor the battery during recharging
As it recharges, the battery a) heats up a little, and b) the internal electrical resistance increases a bit as well, till the battery is 'full' and says to the recharger "no more please..."

A cheap battery recharger just pushes power into the batteries forever - till the battery is destroyed. These often come with instructions that say stuff like "the battery usually takes nn-hours to recharge ... disconnect the charger after this time"
A smart charger will cut itself off as & when it's all done - and with my 4-cell AA recharger, each cell has its own indicator light to show me when each cell is done - and very often, one light will remain 'on' for a bit longer than the other 3, but goes out soon afterwards

Hope this helps a bit
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Old May 21, 2011, 9:59 PM   #14
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Oh ok. Good, my charger does shut itself off.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 5:38 PM   #15
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Hi Saltine713
I have a HS20 and just bought (May30) a pack of four 2300 mAh Energizer batteries with a charger having a digital count-down display of time remaining for $19.99 at Publix grocery in Florida. So far, they are working dine.
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