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Old Jun 23, 2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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I have a device that takes (3) AA batteries. I used 3from a set of 4 Energizer 2500 mAh cells.

The MH-C204W will charge either 2 or 4 batteries, but not 3. If I put all 4 batteries in, and one is not discharged,will this cell become overcharged? This charger has 2, not four, independent charging circuits.

The user manual says nothing regarding this issue . . .
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Old Jun 24, 2006, 3:23 AM   #2
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Yep, it will get either over charged or then empty cell parallel to it will be left empty depending from how empty&full cell combination acts when charged and how charger circuitry exactly decides when to stop.

As for putting single cell I'm not sure does it require different charging algorithm when charging two cells instead of one cell per circuit but at least charging current of cell is doubled in that case meaning much bigger risk of overheating.


And you can bet that manuals or ads don't tell this kind of things because those make charger look really bad... after all this is advertised as intelligent charger while in reality it's more like half intelligent.
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:00 AM   #3
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For charging single AA batteries, or in your case 3 AA's, this would be a better choice, as it has 4 independent circuits:

http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-c...ptor-p-35.html


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Old Jul 9, 2006, 3:39 PM   #4
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. . . which is exactly the charger I bought a couple weeks ago, problem solved!! Thanks for your recommendation!
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