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Old Jun 7, 2002, 4:25 PM   #1
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If a battery charger states that it charges 1600mAh and 1700mAh batteries, can it also charge 1800mAh batts? If so, will it shorten the lifecycle of the 1800mAh batts?
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Old Jun 7, 2002, 6:45 PM   #2
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It should be able to without affecting the life of the 1800mAh depending on how smart the charger is, it might take a little bit longer that all. Also sometime for 'specmanship' an 1800mAh rating doesn't really mean the battery is really 1800mAh, they are usually overated...
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Many of us use the MAHA 204 smart NiMH charger. I have 4 of them and over a dozen sets of batteries ranging from 1600 to 1800 mAH. They can fully discharge your batteries before recharging if you want them to. NiMH aren't supposed to have any memory effect, but many of us will tell you from personal experience otherwise.

A great place to find these chargers and batteries is Thomas Distributing. Here is the URL for the charger.

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/maha-mh-c204f.htm

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I'm currently using Fuji BC-NHS, which comes together in my camera's package.
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I used thomas and Maja based on recommendations here--has worked great.

>NiMH aren't supposed to have any memory effect, but many of us will tell you from personal experience otherwise.
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DOuble ditto.
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Old Jun 30, 2002, 3:39 PM   #7
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I've just bought an Ansmann charger: the manual mentions AAs "up to 1600MaH" and a charging time of "maximum 3 hours". It came supplied with 1800MaH batteries which it charges happily in about 3.5 hours. I guess there were no 1800s when the booklet was written...
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For fenlander,
Yes it seems like the Manufacters new thing is " Save the trees not the customers sanity". When building a computer I take the motherboard book and line the bird cage with it. Than take the driver CD and use it for a coffee cup coaster. Than go online and download the updated manual and drivers.
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Many of us use the MAHA 204 smart NiMH charger. I have 4 of them and over a dozen sets of batteries ranging from 1600 to 1800 mAH. They can fully discharge your batteries before recharging if you want them to. NiMH aren't supposed to have any memory effect, but many of us will tell you from personal experience otherwise.

A great place to find these chargers and batteries is Thomas Distributing. Here is the URL for the charger.

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/maha-mh-c204f.htm

Best regards, Dave
Thomas Distributing are the best. reasonable prices and fast sevice.
You'll never regret dealing with these people. Always seem to get the latest cutting edge equipment.
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For all Canadien users, there is charger lableled "LEAP" from "Battery plus" stores. It sells for 30$cn and is IDENTICAL to the MAHA 204. I'm guessing it's just relabeled for the canadien distributor. I purchassed one last week-end and it looks identical, same specs and features. Hope this helps anyone out there!

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