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Best Battery Charger - larthurl - 01-12-2018 04:02 PM

I've been using this battery charger successfully with my Enerloops for 8 years. It is now discontinued and I'd like to buy another, modern version similar to this.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

.....Art

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00077AA5Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


RE: Best Battery Charger - rprosperi - 01-12-2018 04:07 PM

(01-12-2018 04:02 PM)larthurl Wrote:  I've been using this battery charger successfully with my Enerloops for 8 years. It is now discontinued and I'd like to buy another, modern version similar to this.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

.....Art

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00077AA5Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Many of us here use the BC-700, from the same mfr. I am not aware of the specific differences (after reading specs, perhaps you could easily see).

https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-700-Battery-Charger/dp/B000RSOV50



RE: Best Battery Charger - Massimo Gnerucci - 01-12-2018 04:09 PM

(01-12-2018 04:02 PM)larthurl Wrote:  I've been using this battery charger successfully with my Enerloops for 8 years. It is now discontinued and I'd like to buy another, modern version similar to this.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

.....Art

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00077AA5Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the usual recommendation.

Edit: Bob beat me... Smile


RE: Best Battery Charger - smp - 01-12-2018 04:22 PM

(01-12-2018 04:07 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Many of us here use the BC-700, from the same mfr. https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-700-Battery-Charger/dp/B000RSOV50

Yes, that's the one recommended to me a couple of years ago. I got it and it works like a charm.

smp


RE: Best Battery Charger - TheKaneB - 01-12-2018 04:31 PM

I too have the BC-700, it's a nice charger, lots of functionality.


RE: Best Battery Charger - larthurl - 01-12-2018 04:54 PM

Thanks everyone. Looks like the BC-700 is the answer.
I was thinking of this one as the "1000" model comes with standard batteries that I don't need or want.

.....Art


RE: Best Battery Charger - TheKaneB - 01-12-2018 05:12 PM

If I understand correctly, the difference between the 700 and the 1000 should be the maximum charging current of 700 mA vs 1800 mA.

I don't want my batteries to overheat, so I almost always run the charger at its minimum 200 mA and let them charge over night. If I need a really quick charge for some reason, I have a second charger which delivers 1 A, but I never actually used it for this purpose, I only use it to charge my 18650 Lithium cells.


RE: Best Battery Charger - Leonid - 01-12-2018 05:28 PM

(01-12-2018 04:02 PM)larthurl Wrote:  Any suggestions?

IMHO, Powerex MH-C9000 charger is the best choice. For example it practically doesn't heat the Low Self-Discharge AA batteries with default charge current of 1 Ampere compared to La Crosse.


RE: Best Battery Charger - Craig Bladow - 01-12-2018 07:33 PM

I'm a very recent purchaser of a BC-700 and Eneloop batteries and I am very happy with both. Also got the Classic series battery carrier that holds 3 standard AAA batteries from TAS and am happy with that as well.


RE: Best Battery Charger - larthurl - 01-12-2018 07:56 PM

(01-12-2018 07:33 PM)Craig Bladow Wrote:  I'm a very recent purchaser of a BC-700 and Eneloop batteries and I am very happy with both. Also got the Classic series battery carrier that holds 3 standard AAA batteries from TAS and am happy with that as well.

got the AAA classic battery holder - agree pretty neat.
BC-700 on order - arriving Sunday (Amazon Prime of course)