OT: How do you recharge 3 batteries?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John Doe, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Seems this group deals with the question but I didn't find an answer
    anywhere on the archives.

    I have a device which uses 3 AA rechargeable batteries. Does anyone know
    how to manage that since a battery charger charges 2 or 4 at a time?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    John Doe, Mar 4, 2004
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    Proto T Guest

    I have two chargers that will charge from one to four AAs. Philips PNC 46 is
    one I use all the time. The other is not handy but will charge AAs, AAAs, Cs
    and Ds singles or up to four at a time.

    Proto
     
    Proto T, Mar 4, 2004
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    Drifter Guest

    Buy the Ray-o-vac PS4 1 hour charger. It charges each battery on an
    individual circuit.

    I believe one or more of the Maha chargers do the same though I don't
    have one to verify that.


    Drifter
    "I've been here, I've been there..."
     
    Drifter, Mar 4, 2004
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  4. John Doe

    Drifter Guest

    The IC3 units will charge in 15 min or less...with IC3 batteries
    (because the batteries have a control chip embedded in them). They
    charge other "regular" NiMH batteries as a slow (14 hour) charger.
    I do not know if they charge each battery on a separate circuit or
    not.
    Drifter
    "I've been here, I've been there..."
     
    Drifter, Mar 4, 2004
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    Lucas Tam Guest

    Get a charger than can handle single batteries. My kodak charger can do
    1,2,3 or 4 batteries.

    Usually more expensive charges have the ability to charge individual
    batteries.
     
    Lucas Tam, Mar 4, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    Buy two sets of batteries. Run them all flat, then charge them in a
    group of 2 then a group of 4.
     
    Lionel, Mar 4, 2004
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    Simple.

    Buy a second set of batteries and recharge them in two's. ;-)
     
    Ken Oaf, Mar 4, 2004
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    mark_digital Guest

    I have a similiar situation. My smoke detector uses three batteries and the
    little potty chair uses one battery. When one item's power get's drained I
    charge all four. I don't think it matters whether or not it needs it.
     
    mark_digital, Mar 4, 2004
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    Dugie Guest

    I've seen these I-C3 units in Nova Scotia, Canada Walmarts too. IC3 is "Instant Charge 3", I think. The batteries
    are
    NiMH, and are much better than NiCads. But, the 15 minute charge drastically reduces the number of
    times the batts can be re-charged. The large amount of current damages the batteries. Others here will know much
    more.

    I bought a very good unit for my Kodak digital camera at Radio Shack a few months ago for a bit more, at c. $40 Cdn.
    It's an Emerging Power (located in NJ) model EP-SC, charges 2 or 4 AA or AAAs, either NiMH or NiCd. It also has a
    switch to discharge the batteries at a suggested rate of after every 4 to 5 charges. A handy cover gives protection
    if the batteries explode during charging, and the plug folds into the back of the unit for travel. Two standard
    green LEDs indicate discharging, charging, and charged conditions. At 4 1/4" high x 2 1/2" wide and 1 1/8" deep,
    it's quite compact.

    Re-charagable batteries are made in varying amps; the greater the amps, the longer the batteries will last. The
    highest amp NiMH AAs I could find came with the EP-SC - 1.2 volts and 2,100 mAh, model EP-NM2100aa. So far they are
    great!

    - Dugie
     
    Dugie, Mar 7, 2004
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