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    Flashaholic mightysparrow's Avatar
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    Default SkyRC NC1500 and Trickle Charge

    I'm looking at updating my Eneloop charger...my Opus BT-C2000 is aging. Of course, you know it isn't easy to find a moderately-priced charger that will apply a dv/dt termination method consistently and safely at a variety of charge currents. The new SkyRC NC1500 looks like an interesting possibility... it uses dv/dt termination, and seems to have a variety of safety features. It comes from a company with a good reputation for quality products.

    However, I am concerned about the trickle charge that the charger uses, according to the product information on the SkyRC website. I have read that trickle charging isn't great for LSD cells. I don't want to heat up my cells, although I know Eneloops are pretty tough. I sent an email to the company to ask if the trickle charge can be turned off. Do any of you know if it is possible to turn off the trickle charge on the NC1500?

    Do you think I should just stick with my BT-C2000? It still works...although my AA Eneloops get quite warm.

    Thanks for the help,

    Jeff
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    Default Re: SkyRC NC1500 and Trickle Charge

    SkyRC said in their response to my email that the trickle charge cannot be turned off. I guess it won’t make a big difference, if I monitor the charging process and remove the cells from the charger promptly when the charge is done.
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