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Old Jul 10, 2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hi,


I am looking for a PEAK DETECTION NiMH battery charger for aaa's and aa batteries for my camera's at work. (The charger we have does not switch itself of when the battery is full and the batteries get very warm. Other chargers I have seen in shops charge for a set period.)

Unfortuantly this charger needs to be used by non technical people who are afraid of a RC charger powered from a PC power unit and external battery cradles that need to be plugged into the charger.

IE: Battery cradle must be part of the unit and charger must detect and set charge according to batteries inserted. It would also need to plug directly into Austalian Mains.

If any one can think of a better forum to put this query in this would be appreciated also... I have searched for battery forums to no avail...

Thanks in advance...

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 10:50 PM   #2
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Alf: There are plenty of chargers that will do what you want.

See Steve's Battery Info on this forum, above your post.

The LaCrosse BC-900 may be a little technical for your purpose, but the Maha C204W, and the RipVan100 4000N are good choices. Get the Australian plug adaptor with them.

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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thanks Baz...

...I have been unable to find an australian distributor of these chargers...

Although I have found this Maha chargers: http://servaas.com.au/batteries-cha...rs-c-21_23.html

Has any one had one of these brand of chargers?

Most of these chargers seem to go to trickle charge after being full...I need one that will switch off...

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 12:46 AM   #4
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Alf said: "..I have been unable to find an australian distributor of these chargers.."

Well yes you did. The servaas.com.au site you specified does have the Maha C204W charger that Steve recommended. It would be a good choice.

And: "Most of these chargers seem to go to trickle charge after being full...I need one that will switch off."

Yes, most good chargers do this. The reason is that at the end of the charging, the batteries are not necessarily "full", and the small 50ma trickle charge tops up the batteries. They should not get very warm.

Why do you need it switch off?
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 12:55 AM   #5
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Hi baz, thankyoufor the information...

some staff leave these batteries charging over the weekend etc....so I was hoping for a charger that would switch off...

This is the charger that I couldn't find an Australian Distributor: LaCrosse BC-900 it has a lot of features...

I will contact Servaas for further information...

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:09 AM   #6
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OK Alf: I have Maha, Ripvan 4000N & the LaCrosse BC-900 chargers.

The BC-900 is my favourite. It is very sophisticated, with very many charging, discharging, reconditioning, & testing options. For use by your "non technical" people, it would not be suitable. It also goes into the trickle charge mode.

Checkout the Maha C204W, and maybe educate the non technical people ?

Good luck.
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:12 AM   #7
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Will do...

Thanks for you time...

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:14 AM   #8
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OK Alf: I have Maha, Ripvan 4000N & the LaCrosse BC-900 chargers.
One last question Baz, Did you purchasethe LaCrosse BC-900 chargersfrom an NZ distributor?

I would like to get one of these for myself...

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 1:52 AM   #9
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I purchased the BC-900 online from the USA. If you do a Google, you'll find several sellers, two of which are: thomas-distributing.com & amazon.com.

But if you search in google.com.au, you will find some Australian sellers.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 4:37 PM   #10
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Just a thought.Maybe youcould use a timer switch unit. Plug that in to the wall socket and plug the charger into the timer.
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