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  1. Bones

    Impressive Corporate DoubleSpeak by LaCrosse or Let's Blame the BC-900 Instead

    From the LaCrosse BC-9009 product page on Amazon.com: Although not specifically stated, the only charger that fits the above description is the poor old BC-900. Consumers less versed in the history of these chargers will now wrongfully assume that it was the (light blue) BC-900 and not the (dark...
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    Eneloop C & D Cells Exposed

    It's confirmed folks, the Eneloop C-cell is composed of 4 x AAA cells and the D-cell is composed of 3 x AA cells: Source website linked via Google Translator: http://translate.google.com ... ldblog.jp Hmm, does this mean they must now be classified as batteries?
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    Logitech DarkField Laser Performance MX Powered by Eneloop

    Logitech, arguably the world's premiere manufacturer of computer input devices is now bundling an Eneloop with the latest version of their Performance MX mouse with DarkField laser tracking: From Gizmodo: A promising indicator that if you build the very best, they really will come...
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    On Determining Actual versus Claimed Capacity of NiMH Cells

    Insofar as I'm aware, the IEC approved protocol for determined the capacity of an NiMH cell consists of the following: Charge at rate equal to 1/10th of the cell's rated capacity for 16 hours. Allow the cell to rest for one hour. Discharge at a rate equal to 1/5th of the cell's rated...
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    Sanyo NC-TGR01 Triple Speed Charger - A Glance

    The NC-TGR01 triple-speed charger was introduced with the new 1500 cycle Eneloop on 06 Oct 2009: An immediately noticeable improvement over most previous Sanyo offerings is the inclusion of an LED for each charging channel. What's less noticeable in the images is that the LEDs are actually under...
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    The MH-C9000 Backlight - Therapy for your SADness?

    There have been a number of posts questioning MahaEnergy's decision to ramp up the brightness of the Powerex MH-C9000's display, especially considering that the original display was already considered abnormally bright: http://www.candlepowerforums.com ... post2416152 Well, after much...
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    Sanyö MQNÖ6U - An Intelligent Trickle Charger?

    Considering the sheer number of these chargers in circulation, I've been contemplating whether to try and quantify its behavior, especially with respect to whether it can bring cells that remain imbalanced following its primary charge back into balance with its trickle charge. I made a...
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    LaCrosse BC-Series - Jump-Starting a Dead Cell

    While perusing the web for images of the internals of the LaCrosse chargers, I came across this nicely formatted guide on jump-starting the charge of a completely drained cell at gotbletu.blogspot.com: Now, does anyone care to provide any insight as to whether this method would work on the...
  9. Bones

    LaCrosse BC-9009 / BC-900 - The Melt-Downs Continue...

    It seemed, at least for a while, that LaCrosse had largely rectified the melt-down problem with their Alpha-Power charger. However, after noting the reports in the following thread of at least two melt-downs of their latest model, the BC-9009 with the v.35 firmware update, I perused the most...
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    The Eneloop - 4 Years Old Today

    Yes, it really was four years ago today that the cell line that continues to set the standard for its genre was released in Japan. Click on the images for more... 01 November 2005, the original Eneloop is announced: 06 October 2009, the updated Eneloop is announced: 05 November 2009...
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    Would you like that Duracell with Vodka Sir?

    Sorry, couldn't resist the title. Anyway an interesting exploitation of brand recognition: http://gizmodo.com... duracell-delicious-with-vodka I'm pretty sure this particular Duracell is not rechargeable, so I guess it would be deemed a primary and not a secondary energy source...
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    Linked - Another vendor shipping the Sanyo MQN06U in lieu of the Eneloop MQN05U

    Unlike so many vendors these days, it does appear that Antonline is actually carrying the MQN05U, and not a mis-described MQN06U. They're including delivery and 4 AA Eneloops for 25.99: http://cgi.ebay.com ... item=290362446979 Search string in anticipation of regular listing renewals...
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    The Wireless Power Consortium Releases the 0.95 Specification

    This is actually a fairly big deal, it will allow us to use one inductive charger to charge a plethora of devices: The Wireless Power Consortium: http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/ It's good to see the consortium membership expanding to include market leaders, now including Nokia (under...
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    SlashGear Exposé of Energizer NiMH D-Cell with an Official Response

    SlashGear recently picked-up on the NaturalNews exposé of the Energizer 2500mAh NiMH D-cell. What make's it more interesting than most is an official response from a Jeff Bachmann of Energizer in the comments section. Bachmann basically claims that there's no deception because the capacity...
  15. Bones

    And this is your brain on Sony...

    The headline: Sony Develops Wireless Power Transfer System http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/ .../NewsId=26065 While this new technology has the potential to allow you to carry an infinitely powered light source and other gadgets with you while your roaming from room to room, I can't help...
  16. Bones

    The Duraloop Goes Public...

    From 4sevens.ca: Perhaps Black Rose should request a couple of 'Duraloops' in recompense for the use of his moniker...
  17. Bones

    Sanyo NC-MQS01 15 Minute Charger - A Glance

    Until now, I've presumed the Sanyo model NC-MQS01 15 minute charger would be typical of most 4 place consumer chargers. However, while browsing eBay recently, I encountered a few images which indicated it was actually a fairly serious unit. As shown by these images purloined from the...
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    Duracell 'Made in Japan' Pre-charged NiMH Cells on eBay

    eBay vendors seem to have realized that there's a specific demand for the white-topped Duracell pre-charged NiMH cells labeled as made in Japan, and there's been a substantial increase in the number of listings which actually include this information: AA's: http://desc.shop.ebay.com ...
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    Is Duracell Discounting their made in China Pre-charged Cell?

    John_Gault noted peripherally in another thread that a Rite-Aid was selling Duracell bundles containing the pre-charged cells from China for 5 dollars less than those containing the re-badged Eneloop: http://www.candlepowerforums.com ... post3032268 Just wondering if anyone else has noticed...
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    Underpowering a Cooling Fan

    I can't imagine this not being answered on the internet, so I'm presuming my failure to find the answer thus far is probably because I'm not using the correct terminology. Anyway, I'm debating whether to cool my MH-C9000 with a fan when I'm charging at it's highest output, but I want to direct...
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