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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:56 AM
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I guess I don't care for their warranty disclaimer.

"We only warrant eneloop if used with an eneloop, Sanyo or Sanyo NiMh battery charger."

I have a bunch of chargers, all capable of charging eneloops, and I am figuring that they are all equal to or better than the recommended chargers.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I guess I don't care for their warranty disclaimer.

"We only warrant eneloop if used with an eneloop, Sanyo or Sanyo NiMh battery charger."

I have a bunch of chargers, all capable of charging eneloops, and I am figuring that they are all equal to or better than the recommended chargers.

Greg
Yes I know their disclaimer goes over the top, but it's common knowledge that the Eneloop chemistry is a modified NiMH, say I take what they say about their general use seriously.

If you want to fast charge them, be my guest, but it should not become a recommendation.

Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:36 AM
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http://www.eneloop.info/home/technol...ta-sheets.html
States batteries can be charged in 1hr obv using delta peak charging.
Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Yes I know their disclaimer goes over the top, but it's common knowledge that the Eneloop chemistry is a modified NiMH, say I take what they say about their general use seriously.

If you want to fast charge them, be my guest, but it should not become a recommendation.

I wasn't going to fast charge them, my chargers are capable of going down to 50ma or 100ma for eneloop charging. Are there any actual benefits to using their charger other than not loosing your warranty?
Do they have any priority patents on their chargers?

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If you run a 50mah overnight charge,they will prob last so long you will forget about the warranty.Pumping 2A into them that's another story,but hey endloop says you can.
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I wasn't going to fast charge them, my chargers are capable of going down to 50ma or 100ma for eneloop charging. Are there any actual benefits to using their charger other than not loosing your warranty?
Do they have any priority patents on their chargers?
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No idea but I agree that any normal delta peak charger should be OK...

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http://www.eneloop.info/home/technol...ta-sheets.html
States batteries can be charged in 1hr obv using delta peak charging.
Obviously one side of the Panasonic design department does not talk to the other.
Your data sheet shows a fast charge curve and the other page says its not recommended.

Lets leave it to individuals to go with what they think is best....
Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Yes I know their disclaimer goes over the top, but it's common knowledge that the Eneloop chemistry is a modified NiMH, say I take what they say about their general use seriously.

If you want to fast charge them, be my guest, but it should not become a recommendation.

I was not aware of this. Do they need some kind of special charging program?

I have friends who have had failures and have sworn against Eneloop. Perhaps it is the way they are charging them that is the problem.

My NiMh radio and receiver packs are typically charged between 1/2 and 1/10 C.

I don't have any but had not heard of any special process being needed.
Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:41 AM
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I was not aware of this. Do they need some kind of special charging program?

I have friends who have had failures and have sworn against Eneloop. Perhaps it is the way they are charging them that is the problem.

I don't have any but had not heard of any special process being needed.
I think this is going way off topic for the A9 thread... Lets call it a day on Eneloops shall we...
Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I think this is going way off topic for the A9 thread... Lets call it a day on Eneloops shall we...
Sounds like a plan.
If necessary someone can start a new Eneloop thread to add to the already existing Eneloop threads.

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I have an Eneloop in my A9, so I don't think it is OT.
Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:18 AM
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I bought the older Aurora. But we DO NEED to know how much will cost the new one All of this speculation kill us
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Am I the only one confused by the pictorial hookup drawings in the Optima receiver instruction sheets and transmitter manuals? Warning, be sure to plug the SPC to motor battery pigtail with proper polarity as shown on the tiny symbols on the receiver. I bought a new Aurora 9 after Christmas but still haven't transferred models over from my old Eclipse 7 yet.
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The Tower listing shows that as an A9, not A9x.
Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:10 PM
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The Tower listing shows that as an A9, not A9x.
But why would they have a A9 with Maxima RX if they're not compatible?

If that ends up being the price i'll probably get one.
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Am I the only one confused by the pictorial hookup drawings in the Optima receiver instruction sheets and transmitter manuals? Warning, be sure to plug the SPC to motor battery pigtail with proper polarity as shown on the tiny symbols on the receiver. I bought a new Aurora 9 after Christmas but still haven't transferred models over from my old Eclipse 7 yet.
What's the confusion? Plenty of help here.


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