Harbor Freight Battery Charger Goes Up In Smoke

My old Chicago Electric battery charger finally burned out and went up in smoke. It gave me over eight solid years of service but now it’s time to pick up one of the new Cen-tech chargers. Thanks for watching.



How to Choose Between Different Smoke Detectors

I believe that every home or building should be required to have working smoke detectors on every floor. It's one of those great conventions that have saved a lot of lives and properties from the verge of potential disaster and damage. They are so inexpensive that certainly they are worth it for the lives that they have saved.

For them to work, they may require either a 9-volt battery, lithium battery or the traditional 120 volt mains wiring. Some main activated smoke alarms have batteries as back up just in case the power fails. The two main kinds are ionization detectors and the photoelectric detectors. Some conscientious homeowners use a combination of both types with a heat detector or stand alone units to warn against fire.

Smoke detectors

The two parts of an ionization detector are the ionization chamber and a source for ionizing radiation. The alarm will sound off when the smoke enters the ionization chamber. The smoke particles attach to the ions and neutralize it so that it does not reach the plate which results in a drop in current that will trigger the alarm off.

The more expensive type of smoke detectors is photoelectric detectors. With these, the alarm will be triggered if the smoke blocks the light beam. The mere reduction of light that reaches the photocell will sound off the alarm. This type of alarm best responds to smoldering fires. Some would say that this is a better system as they do not have to turn it off as often.

They are less sensitive than ionization detectors which can sound off even with a little smoke from cooking which results in some ionization owners turning off the alarm. The danger of it then is if they forgot to turn it back on after cooking, if that happens your home and family will not be protected at all.

Each type has its advantages and disadvantages. For example the ionization detector is cheaper than photoelectric detectors but the photoelectric is much better when it comes to the sensitivity of setting off the alarm. Whichever type of smoke detector that you choose, you need to make sure that the unit you will be buying or installing is a certified UL smoke detector. The UL mark on a product is internationally recognized as being checked for safety and has follow up assessments.

Smoke alerts that respond faster to flaming fires with smaller combustion particles are known as ionization detectors. This type is less expensive as compared to the photoelectric detectors. The good thing about using this type of detector is that you will know when to change the battery because it gives you fair warning. What it does is it triggers the alarm sounds if the battery starts to fail in an ionization detector because the ion current falls.

Your unit may have a 5 year or 10 year guarantee. Smoke detectors should have a manufacturers date on them and to be on the safe side you should go by that date and not the date that you bought or installed it. Choosing your fire alarm really depends upon how safe you want and your property to be.


Smoke Air Purifier

Smoking may be a vice or a means of relaxation to some people. However, smoke from tobacco is not healthy for members of your household. A smoke air purifier is the best way to keep members of your family free from the harmful substances contained in the tobacco smoke.

A smoke air purifier come in various types. There is the ionizing type, the ozone type and the HEPA type. The ionizing type will perfectly banish all the smoke odors from your room. An example of thy type is the ionic breeze. the ozone type will get all the pollutants resulting from smoke attached to the ozone molecules theseby negating their effects. This is the best kind in this category. The HEPA type will also effectively control smoke and odors.

Smoke odors especially that of tobacco can be quite offensive to some people. They even go to the extent of demanding a smoke free environment if they happen to visit restaurants, casinos, or bars. The use of a smoke air purifier will help solve this problem. When used, they will quickly negate the undesired effects caused by odors resulting from tobacco smoke and many others. They will freshen up the hotel rooms, offices and many other rooms in which they are used.

These machines will help reduce the harmful effects caused by second hand tobacco smoke. This will ensure that members of your family and those around you do not get affected by the tobacco smoke released in the air. They are a sure way of improving and maintaining good health.

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Harbor Freight Battery Charger Smoking and Buzzing

This happened when trying to use the charger for the second time. WARNING! This charger is clearly of questionable quality. If you must use it, place it well away from anything that could catch fire. I was extremely lucky to be in the garage when the charger first did this. I had carelessly placed it within about a foot of a gallon of model airplane fuel. If I had left it unattended and the charger had burst into flames, I am quite certain my I would be homeless right now.

UPDATE: One of the diodes was burnt out. That’s what was causing the problem. I went to RadioShack and bought a 25A 50V rectifier to replace the diodes. Surprisingly, the charger works fine again! I would suggest using 2 of the RadioShack rectifiers in parallel just to be safe. This should make the charger far less likely to self destruct in 55A jumpstart mode.


New Intellicharger i4 by Nitecore ~Battery Charger Review~

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The i4 is able to automatically identify Li-ion, Ni-MH and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries and apply an appropriate charging mode (Constant Charge Current (CC), Constant Charge Voltage (CV) and Trickle Charge). Each of the i4 four microcomputer controlled charging slots is capable of monitoring and charging batteries independently. Additionally, yellow and blue power/charging status indicator lights could visibly indicate battery status and charging process. The all-new highly advanced smart charger. It’s as simple as insert, detect, and charge.

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