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akjunkie
10-02-2011, 6:18 PM
Few months back I did the group buy with Allied Armory.

I bought a Tenergy Li-ion charger.
Model # 01269-01
2 bay 18650/14500

Looks like this:

http://www.all-battery.com/Tenergy2-Channel18650and14500Li-ionBatteryCharger-01269-01.aspx

Got several Tenergy 18650 batteries from Allied Armory.
Exactly like this, 2600 Mah (these work great btw)

http://www.batteryjunction.com/2600pcb-18650.html

Last week, I took advantage of BatteryJunctions 8% sale and bought a Dozen Tenergy AA and AAA batteries.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/1po20aaba.html

http://www.batteryjunction.com/onepcsofaaa1.html

The description for Both AA and AAA batteries said this:
"Can be rapidly charged with any quick charger, smart chargers, plug in charger or universal chargers"

I assumed the charger I got from Allied Armory was a "Quick Charger". Now I have second thoughts. Last thing I need is AA batteries blowing up in my house.

Was hoping one of my more knowledgeable fellow Calgunners can tell me IF I can or cant charge my AA and AAA batteries with my current 18650 charger. TIA.

Obviously a Plant
10-02-2011, 7:01 PM
charging different types of batteries, Li-ion & Ni-cad can be dangerous, but all of your batteries are the same type (Li-ion) brand and voltage. the difference between AA and AAA is the capacity, 2400 vs. 1000 Mili-amp-Hours. Charge the AAs together and the AAAs together and it should be fine...

EmptySkuLL
10-02-2011, 10:27 PM
That charger link you posted is specifically for Li-ion batteries, they charge at 4(ish) volts because lithium cells are 3.7v. The battery links you posted for AA & AAA are NIMH batteries which are 1.2v.

You CANNOT charge the AA & AAA batteries you posted above, in the charger you posted above. You will have "problems" to say the least...

The only "universal" charger (that I know of) that can charge both Li-ion and NIMH/NICad is the one that PC had posted on another thread just a few days ago, which apparently isnt even out yet... http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=482445

jyo
10-02-2011, 10:54 PM
I was (and still do some) a professional photographer for many years---cameras and flash units run on batteries---tried all sorts of rechargeable AA batteries---inconsistent results at best. My solution was to buy a lot of USA made AA batteries at a time and they were generally good for about fours years---run, don't walk from any Chinese made batteries.

m98
10-03-2011, 12:24 AM
This is the charger that i have and use for my rc crawlers. It's capable of charging all battery types including lead acid.

http://www.rcdude.com/servlet/the-755/Hyperion-EOS-0606I-6S/Detail

akjunkie
10-03-2011, 7:27 AM
Thanks for everyone's input.

Guess I'll be buying one of these since I have a dozen AA and AAA Tenergy batteries.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/vav10baysmch.html

brassburnz
10-08-2011, 1:03 PM
I run a LEGO robotics program at my school. The kids on my competitive team told me long ago that fresh AA akaline batteries are the only way to get consistent performance from the robots. Even the LEGO factory rechargeable battery packs are inconsistent.

I also teach a robotics class, and for their robots, I use the LEGO factory packs and rechargeable AA's. I bought a bunch of Chinese 3000 mAh AA's with a green cover. They lasted about 2 years. Still cheaper than buying new AA's all the time.

I was (and still do some) a professional photographer for many years---cameras and flash units run on batteries---tried all sorts of rechargeable AA batteries---inconsistent results at best. My solution was to buy a lot of USA made AA batteries at a time and they were generally good for about fours years---run, don't walk from any Chinese made batteries.