I cannot decide which LaCrosse charger to buy and hope someone can give me some advice.
I have read some user reviews (Amazon etc) about the BC-900 melting batteries, but under what conditions is a bit unclear. Also one reviewer said that the newer V33 also melts batteries. Hopefully someone will shed some light on this.
With this in mind, I thought about getting the BC-700 which does not seem to be as popular and has less charging currents. But I have not seen any reviews of it malfunctioning or melting batteries. Has the BC-700 been redesigned to be more reliable than the BC-900 or do they still share the same charging circuits, algorithms etc. with the potential to still melt batteries if the right conditions are met?
I'd much rather get a "lesser" charger with the knowledge that they will not melt my batteries than get one that has the potential cook batteries/charger.
I plan to use Sanyo Eneloops using a low current (maybe 500mAh). Both models fit the bill. But which one do you recommend? Is the extra 1000mAh charging current on the BC-900 ever needed in practice now that Eneloop or equivalents are available.
Thanks in advance.