I received my JD robot kit about 1.5 weeks ago and it came with the blue battery charger. Today I got an email directing me to new info on the batter charger lesson. On the lesson it talks about the new balance charger and refers to mine as the "deprecated blue ez-robot charger". The word "deprecated" obviously got my attention since I just received this kit. Is there any concern about using the blue charger instead of the new one? Why was there a switch and what's wrong with the old blue charger? Obviously curious why I received the old one, but I know there always has to be a change-over period. Just wondering if there's anything I should watch out for or if I should be planning to upgrade. I also bought an extra battery, so I want to make sure I'm treating them right.
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It's likely that the new charger is more energy efficient or charges faster rather than any safety concern (it wont be a safety issue, they would not have sent out the blue ones if they were unsafe).
Edit: Having just read the lesson I can tell you that the new charger has a charging current of 1.5A where the blue one was 0.8A therefore the charge time is decreased (almost half the time).
and what are the leds for.
i think the old charger is not avileble no more .the new wil be sending out now.
new member luke has allreddy the new one.
It does have a few diagnostic features that the blue one didn't, other than that it's the same.
Ps, I changed the tutorial to read "discontinued" which sounds politer thanks for the heads up!
i got one with 8.44 volt the blue charger
thats strange .the faulty batt where green and red led is on while no batt,
is connected,gifs 8.44 volt
the 2 others when a batt are connected the green led goes on like it suposed,
to do.here i mesure 0.01 volt( mesured whithout batt connected)
ah.rich you know so much.
There is a small circuit board in the charger, this does something... if it was as simple as charging with a constant voltage the charger would be pretty much empty other than an AC/DC converter and voltage regulator. The fact there's all kinds of microchips in there tells us that the charger is doing some cool stuff to keep our batteries working well. The specifics of what it actually does I do not know as I do not need to know...