Hi guys, I ordered a Sanyo Eneloop 4 Pack AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargable Batteries w/ Charger (SEC-MQN064) from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IV0REA
I also bought a pack of AA and AAA pre-charged Eneloops (4 pack). Not long after I decided to purchase the Powerex MH-C9000 charger, in order to prolong the life of the Eneloops and my other rechareable NiMH batteries.
The SEC-MQN064 only charges batteries in pairs and cant tell me if a battery is dead.
Like I said before, I want to prolong the life of the batteries. When I go to charge the batteries, I want to use the longest charge time 200mAh. Based on the capacity of the AA and AAA Eneloops. Is this safe for them to be charged at this rate or should I use 500mAh or 1000mAH?.
Taken from the MH-C9000 pdf manual...
GENERAL BATTERY EDUCATION
What is 0.1C, 0.2C, etc?
“C” stands for the battery capacity and the number in front of it is the
fraction of the battery capacity. For example, 0.1C means 0.1 times the
capacity for the battery. For a 2700mAh battery, 0.1C would be 0.1 times
2700mAh which equals 270mA.
Choosing the right charging discharging rate
Charging at a rate below 0.33C and above 1.0C is not recommended.
Charging too slow may prevent the charger from terminating correctly.
Charging too fast may damage the battery.
Typically speaking, slower charging rate will yield better battery
performance but requires longer time. Faster charging rate may not
charge as fully and battery temperature can be higher.