Favorite Battery Charger!



The only way to go. Individual charging, and it includes 4 full power batteries. Links below:

Charger: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JHKSMJU/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1407597527&sr=1&keywords=eneloop+charger

Batteries: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-BK-3MCCA8BA-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B00JHKSN5I/ref=sr_1_5?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1407597584&sr=1-5

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  • The reason that your old Rayovac charger was not charging the batteries equally was that it was simply charging in a series circuit and in such there is no way to line balance the charging. The eneloop charger charges in parallel and these types are usually line balanced and if the batteries shut off from charging at separate time, would suggest as much. Charging batteries with a charger that is not line balanced also limits the charging life of the batteries and is why NiMH power tool battery pack fall after a couple years of use. Usually all of the batteries in the pack are just fine with the exception of 1, 2, or 3 cells that never received a full charge since they are wired in series with NO parallel charging circuit. Most of the small chargers received with batteries are for convenience of travel and not a great choice for everyday charging.

  • I have the same RayOVac charger, and it charges 2 batteries in series, but only to about 80% (in case you mix NiCd and NIMh, or mix a 1.5v and 1.2v..etc) and therefore won't overheat.  It's a cheap way of doing things.  Also have that Eneloop charger (which charges individually in parallel, and will automatically top off each of up to 4 batteries regardless of type, which means each will finish at different times.  (Oops, you just said pretty much the same thing on the video just as I typed that LOL).. Also, those Eneloop batteries are absolutely top-notch.  Bought them for the Wii controllers about 8 months ago, and haven't recharged them yet!  Those are all I'll use now.  The Sanyo Eneloops are the same (Sanyo bought 'em out but didn't change a thing.)

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