Anyone know why my Fenix charger stopped charging the Eneloop battery early?

busseguy

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So I bought a Fenix Are-A4 charger last week mainly for my 21700 batteries.

I decided to charge my AAA Eneloops also. The Eneloops are all the same age and have been charged around 7 times each with the Eneloop charger.

What would cause the one on the left to stop at 1.29 instead of the 1.45 or higher like the other 2?

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vicv

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I find that AAA batteries, due to how tiny they are, can lose connection sometimes in those big bays. I would just try taking out and putting it back in again.
 

Dr. Jones

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Wouldn't hurt to keep the contacts on the battery charger, as well as the ends of the batteries, clean and polished. They can pick up grease, dirt or more-or-less invisible corrosion that makes for a high-resistance contact.
 

Monocrom

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Yeah, it can be a pain in the backside charging AAAs sometimes.
I just use the Eneloop charger (not the fast-charger version) that came with my Eneloops.
 

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