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  1. TakeTheActive

    Please explain V)olts, A)mps, R)esistance, W)atts, and C)apacity

    The Welcome Mat thread, with the thrust of it being the opening post, written and maintained by TigerhawkT3, and reflecting suggestions from the member input of the replies contained in the thread, was inadvertently lost. An archival copy of that important post, is reprinted here: The Welcome...
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    TTA's "Summarized" La Crosse BC-700 / BC-900 / BC-9009 Charger/Analyzer Instructions

    TTA's "Summarized" La Crosse BC-700 / BC-900 / BC-9009 Charger/Analyzer Instructions * * * How to 'Program' Your La Crosse BC-700 / BC-900 / BC-9009 Charger/Analyzer * * * After a few years of use (I bought my BC-900 v33 in December 2006), I call the procedure QUIRKY instead of BUGGY. :D IMO...
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    *NEW* La Crosse BC-500 SMART Charger/Analyzer Debuts in USA, But...

    There's nothing yet on: La Crosse Technology and product descriptions differ between Amazon: and eBay: but, curiously, something NEW from La Crosse, making me again think 'Why???' :thinking: IMO, it 'looks' like the Charge Rate is 500mA FIXED, and there's no mention of the Discharge Rate...
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    La Crosse BC-700/BC-900/BC-9009 Charger 'Meltdown' Reports

    PLEASE *ONLY* REPLY TO THIS THREAD IF you've personally experienced a La Crosse BC-700/BC-900/BC-9009 Charger 'Meltdown'! Examples:The plastic in the cell bay area has buckled. One of the 7 buttons has dropped. The center of the LCD display has turned black. Other?For suggestions, corrections...
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    [ATTN: UK Members] High Capacity AAA/AA NiMH Cell Comparison Tests

    I came across these tests today while doing a GOOGLE SEARCH for the Keywords: NiMH "Internal Resistance" charge discharge MANY of the brand names are unfamiliar to me, but knowing the GLOBAL community that visits the CPF 'Batteries Included' Forum (at least for those members that take the time...
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    [RANT] Give the Man a FRESH Fish or a *STALE* Fish?

    Yep, that's right - that "Crazy Old Fart (Techie/Nerd)/ Whiner" is back again! :whistle: :rolleyes: With a SUB-Poll on the original GIVE a Man a Fish vs TEACH a Man to Fish... topic, currently at:GIVE: 9 TEACH: 45...questioning the QUALITY of the TEACH. Do you:Sit down and COMPLETELY answer...
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    Do You Read the CPF 'Batteries Included' Forum (at least once) Daily?

    I recently read a "Moderator MOVED" thread where the Newbie OP stated that s/he PURPOSELY posted in 'the other forum' because the 'Batteries Included' Forum appeared (to him/her) to have LOW ACTIVITY! :eek: When I checked my 50-Line 'Batteries Included' Index Page, IIRC, ~48 posts were either...
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    [BC-900 / C9000] SELECTED Charge Rate vs DISPLAYED Charge Rate

    Have you ever checked the DISPLAYED Charge Rate on your SMART 'Adjustable Charge Rate' Charger/Analyzer and compared it to your SELECTED Charge Rate? . Were they close (within ±1-2%), or WAY OFF (>5%)? . Did you wonder WHY?Resistance! There's:Charger Internal Resistance Charger Contacts...
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    Do You Maintain *CRAP* NiCD/NiMH Cells?

    *CRAP*: - meaning their current Capacity is LESS THAN 80% of their 'Originally Stated Capacity' (as per SilverFox ;) ). . NiCD/NiMH Cells: - meaning a SUBSTANTIAL (~40% or MORE!) of your total cell inventory. Basically, I'm looking to see if there's ANYONE besides *ME* READING the CPF...
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    *CRAP*

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    Has Anyone Ever Reported a La Crosse BC-700 Meltdown?

    I just did a 'CPF Only' Google Search with the keywords: melt OR mosfet bc700 OR "BC-700" ...and didn't find any reported (by scanning just the 22 titles and summaries). Has anyone who owns both a BC-700 and a BC-900 opened them up to compare the MOSFETS? . On the same note, has anyone who...
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    GIVE a Man a Fish vs TEACH a Man to Fish...

    Do you:ROBOTICALLY answer the same old questions 'over-and-over-and-over' (increasing your TOTAL POST COUNT :poke: ;) ). . Point the user to a LINK where the question was previously answered. :grouphug: :twothumbs *PLEASE*, if you VOTE, *ALSO* post your reasons why. :thinking: Thanks! :) P.S...
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    Duracell Mobile Charger - Target DPCI?

    [Last minute thought...] Although I'm currently SET as far as chargers are concerned, I need a 'Single Channel / Cell' SMART Charger for my Dad (as I plan to buy him a 1 AAA 'Personal Sound Amplifier / Hearing Aid'. I took him to an ENT MD and he's been tested as severely DEAF in one ear, but...
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    [WTD] Sanyo NiMH Charger Specs (and/or PDF LINKs to...)

    Several months ago, during one of my "Read the CPF 'Batteries Included' Archives" Marathon sessions, I came across a LINK to a PDF with SEVERAL Sanyo NiMH Charger Specs on it. I enjoyed 'reading and comparing', but I wasn't interested in buying another charger and the idea for: TTA's NiMH/NiCD...
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    Are There Other 'Concerned / Curious / KNOWLEDGEABLE' Roomba Owners Here?

    Before I invest an hour or so composing a detailed post about "Roomba Batteries and Their *CRAPPY* Charging Methods", I thought that I'd first ask:Are there other 'concerned / curious / KNOWLEDGEABLE' Roomba Owners here? . Will the CPF Moderators allow a thread here discussing 'How-To' Best...
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    TTA's NiMH/NiCD Battery Charger Specifications Thread

    PLEASE: *FORMATTED* Battery Charger Specifications *ONLY* in this thread! For suggestions, corrections, questions, etc..., please use: TTA's NiMH/NiCD Battery Charger Specifications Discussion Thread or Send me a PM. Thanks! This is a "Work-in-Progress" Document! NiMH/NiCD Battery Charger...
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    TTA's NiMH/NiCD Battery Charger Specifications Discussion Thread

    Folks that have been members of an active forum (like CPF's Batteries Included, for example) for years and log on at least daily to keep up with the new posts generally don't realize the OVERWHELMING amount of information that gets incrementally stored in the Archives. There is WAY TOO MUCH...
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    RadioShack Precharged Rechargeable NiMH - AAA & AA

    AAA: Capacity: 750mAh Part No.: 23-005 (cell) 23-008 (4 pack - Gray) No longer available Date Code: 10A06 Purchased: September 2008 Price: *ON SALE* - 4 @ $4.97 Maha MH-C9000 (0H0AA) Results: RadioShack 750mAh AAA LSD | #1 #2 #3 #4...
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    Rayovac PS3: Multiple Versions? Parallel Charging? Specs?

    Around Thanksgiving 2008, I got the "Need More Rechargeable Battery Info" BUG. :sick: I've been using rechargeables since the days of the GE NiCds in the late 80s. In fact, I 'buried' (aka recycled ;) ) my last D cell about a year ago and I still have 3 C cells and 2 AAA cells in service. The...
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    TTA's Picks for Best Answers to Rechargeable Battery Questions

    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD! [Send me a PM; Start a new thread; etc... Thanks!] This is a "Work-in-Progress" Document! Rechargeable Battery: Definition: "Cycle Life" - SilverFox (Moderator) Definition: "Flash Amps" - Various Definition: "Forming Charge" - Definition: "Internal...
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