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Battery Killer
« on: March 04, 2004, 01:07:48 PM »
I bought 2 sets of PowerX batteries(AA 2200mAH) from Thomas Dist a while.  I had one battery that went bad a few months ago.  They sent me a replacement for it.  Go to charge a set up last night and I have another dead one.  Swapped them around to isolate the bad one.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Could I be frying them somehow?

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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2004, 03:21:02 PM »
After a couple years of regular use (in both taping and home gear - remotes, wireless game controllers, etc.) I've had 2 Powerex AAs go bad out of about 24 or so.  I just wrote 'em off, but maybe I should drop TD a line to see if they'll send me replacements.  Hmmmmm...

I know I'm not much help, but wanted to share a similar experience.  Rechargables aren't perfect, and I've gotten far more dead or near-dying brand-spanking new alkalines in my time than rechargables, so I don't sweat much the occasional dead cell.
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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2004, 04:20:12 PM »
Moke, I've been doing the same cycling lately and it seems to help them stay fresh.

FWIW, my bad cells were b-a-d, as in no voltage whatsoever and absolutely no response on the charger in either the discharge or charge cycles.
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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004, 04:22:02 PM »
Run  it through the deep cycle discharge and recharge mode.

Problem being, I can't.  The charger is do 2 sets of 2 batteries each.  Normally when you put the batteries in the light will go red....hit discharge and it will flash yellow.  When I have this dead cell in either slot the light will not come on at all.

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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 07:35:48 AM »
sorry to vear the thread a lil, but should i deep discharge my NI-MH batts every once in awhile, say every six months???theyre 9.6v 1600mah rc batts

i also have a 1000mah thats a mi-cd tho, i know i have to discharge those fully everytime tho right??

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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 12:16:17 PM »
i deep disharge my 9.6v 3000mah nimh every 5-7 partial cycles just to be safe

nicd must be fully discharged i believe

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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2004, 03:15:32 PM »
i deep disharge my 9.6v 3000mah nimh every 5-7 partial cycles just to be safe

nicd must be fully discharged i believe

thanks dustin, exactly what i needed to know 8)
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Re:Battery Killer
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2004, 06:47:21 PM »
Deep - cycle charging may not be needed with the right charger.
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