Battery Charger Question

csp1971

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I have a very old MRC AA quick charger/slow charger. At the time (15 years ago) it was meant to charge nicads. If I used some NiMh AA cells, do you think this charger could charge them on a slow charge? I would never fast charge them.

Just curious.

csp1971
 

Bigger the Better

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Just my oppinion.:blush:
I would not take the chance. I hear that the NIMH's are charged with a faster charge then what a NICAD can take but I would just buy yourself a good charger that you can trust and not ruin your good NIMH batteries with.
 

FastEddy

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Technology has changed a lot in the last few years. Get a good charger and be done with it for another 4-5 years. Its a small price to pay. don't think about the battery's, think about what there in and what could happen if they go south on you.

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dirtkiller

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Don't risk it! the old charger will work but it will always over charge the NIMH cells. Spend the $ on a peak charger that will go down to 1 amp or less charge rate
 
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