Charger for RCR 123A

artec540

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I bought a few Tenergy rechargeable RCR 123A cells and a Tenergy charger to go with them. For the first several charges, all went well but then the negative terminals on the chargers lost their tension and the batteries would no longer charge. I bent the terminals up so that the batteries were held under enough compressive load but this only lasted a couple of charges, too. Does anyone make a charger that can be trusted to behave itself?

On top of that, the sliver paint (?) in one of the grooves in which the batteries are supposed to sithas gone funny. I don't know if it overheated or what, but it looks sort of wrinkled.

Any advice from those wiser than I would be welcome. At the moment I'm reduced to using non-re-chargeable batteries (I'm sure there's a better term that that, but at least that should be intelligible!).

Thanks
 

SilverFox

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Hello Artec,

It sounds like the charger overheated. Your contacts have lost their "spring," and the plating is coming off.

I would suggest that you stop using the charger.

Tom
 
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