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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
Very Useful – Digital Balanced Li-Ion/LiPo/NiCD/NiMH/Pb Battery Smart Charger and Discharger Reviews

posted by bwalter on 01/13/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Charge almost anything.
Build quality was better than I expected.
Cons:
5W maximum discharge means it can take very long to discharge a higher voltage pack.
Didn't detect the peak on a brand new NiMH pack I got for my Roomba resulting in overcharging the cells.
Other:
I read reviews stating it gets very hot when discharging but I found that didn't seem to be the case. I did put some thermal conductive compound on the mosfet and use an ATX power supply to power it with the charger above the fan.
It would be nice if DX sold battery holders so it would be easier to charge lose cells such as AA AAA.
Bottomline:
Great charger for the price.

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