OK, some of you may have seen me on another forum asking about my charger earlier about a month ago.
I had an 1800 mAH NiMH battery. It blew UP! Bang! and caught on Fire. Fissle, smoke.
I had a 3800 mAH NiMH battery. It is still good.
My charger shorted out and now gives a constant 24 volts dc.
The batteries are rated 7.2vdc.
Looking on ebay, I found a perfect 7.2 volt smart charger that is made for NiMH batteries. Did I buy it? NO. I saw another battery smart charger that had an OCTIPUS cable for the same price. I bought it.
Now, After I got it, I threw away the packing and receipt and boxes. I NEVER return things. The shipping looses most of the money in the return process. I just usually eat it.
Next, I wimpered a little when I read that it was made for LiPo type batteries.
I called ALL-Battery in CA. They told me "NOOOOO! you cannot use this charger on a NiMH battery, it is made for a Lipo type battery!
It had a very pretty gold box with dancing LEDS, etc. Very pleasing to the eye.
I cannot afford to purchase this new charger for another two months. What do YOU think about the Whole shootin' works? What would you do besides sending everything back and loosing which I am not going to do. I could buy a Lipo battery, but I already have the Tenergy 3800 and it has served me well.
Thanks in Advance.
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What can I say. It was my fault. i just don't want a repeat of what happened. This is a Nickle Metal Hydride battery, not a Nicad.
I need to ask a Battery Professional that is in the know. But, it was very hard to talk to the factory in CA.
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I already have two good NiMH batteries. I wish to charge them with a LiPo smart charger.
But, what about the OTHER way around. Charging a NiMH battery in a LiPo charger. I haven't got an answer yet.