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Old 06-10-2011, 21:37   #1 (permalink)
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.....for a NIMH AA battery charger. My Ansmann Digispeed 4 has just popped it's clogs so I need a replacement, needs to take 4 x AA, with individual charging and individual red/green ready lights - fan assisted would be preferable.

Any recomendations or do I just go for another Ansmann? TIA.
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I use an Ever Ready Energiser which is reasonably fast and has individual LCD displays and switches to a trickle when the batteries are fully charged. It takes AAA,AA C and D cells and sells for between £13-16 on e-bay.

I also have a high speed 7 Day Shop fan cooled fast charger for AA's. It charges them in about 40 minutes and has a mains adaptor and a car power socket adaptor. It also switches to a trickle when the batteries are fully charged and cost about £12.
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I too use a 7 Day Shop charger - no fan but I'm not a fan (sorry!) of superfast chargers (stress batteries) and it has individual charging and conditioning (cost about £8 - get them now whilst 7 Day Shop still has it's VAT free advantages!)
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I too use a 7 Day Shop charger - no fan but I'm not a fan (sorry!) of superfast chargers (stress batteries) and it has individual charging and conditioning (cost about £8 - get them now whilst 7 Day Shop still has it's VAT free advantages!)
Fair point Mark, but I've not had any issues as yet and I got the fast one in case I needed to charge a set while on a shoot or if I got a job with short notice. Interestingly, I used my Energiser to charge the AA's last week and they became very hot during the charging phase where using the hi speed charger with the fan they only get warm.

I may not be getting the longest life of the batteries with this set up, but they are very cheap these days so I'll not loose any sleep over the possible early replacement.
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Thanks for the info
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