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Old Dec 2, 2002, 8:02 PM   #1
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I have a question:

Does the battery capacity (I now use 1800 mA NiMH GP batteries) affect the charging time?

Chargers are rated at, say, 5 hours, but they never say for WHICH type of batteries.
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 11:44 AM   #2
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The answer to your question is yes.

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Old Dec 3, 2002, 11:56 AM   #3
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The Maha C204 charges at rate of 500ma. If you are using 2100 ma NiMh batteries it would take a little over 4 hours to complete the charge cycle.
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I use the 1hr Rayovac with the new 2100mAh batteries. It still around 1hr...

http://www.rayovac.com/products/rech...imh_faqs.shtml

It comes with a 12V 1.5A transformer (same with the DC car adapter)!
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NHL,
Does that Rayovac 1 hour charger get those 2100's pretty hot?
Have you ever had that charger overcook any of your batteries?
How long have you had it?

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It will cook the battery! but the Rayovac does have a built-in temperature sensor...

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While I do agree with everyone here that the batteries are warm after going through the Rayovac. It does however achieve the fastest charging time of all my other chargers (ie under an hour), and has the highest charge as well (ie has highest frames count on the camera) no matter what the battery brands!

In my opinion it could affect battery life, but so what? NiMh AA are so cheap, and that's the whole reason why one picks a camera over another ones that uses proprietary batteries... At <$12 a set they are disposable... use them to the full extend. Just drop by a WalMart/Target and one can heat thoses babies up once again! I haven't found any battery failure yet and I have shot over thousands... and that's also why I ended up with so many sets since they refused to die!
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This is pure heat transfer people... we're dumping a lot of energy into thoses small cells in a short time!!!
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