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  • Nice, but some cable problems

    posted by Frobe on 07/09/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Nice small charger.

    All settings adjustable.

    All battery types supported.

    Charging energy logged.

    Discharging/cycling circuit.

    User manual included.

    Cheap.

    Cons:

    Loose soldering in crocodile clip.

    Short in temperature sensor soldering.

    Power transistors not cooled properly.

    Information about pinout for 12V and temperature/"USB" missing.

    OtherThoughts:

    Possibly a Chinese copy of Bantam BC6, but I am not able to compare quality.

    "USB" communication is in fact serial, you will need a Serial to USB interface if your computer have no serial port.

    This PC software might work, I have not tested it yet:

    http://www.logview.info/joomla/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

    Bottomline:

    Now it is fun to charge batteries again!

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