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GP Recyko 2 Hour Fast Battery Charger & 4 x AA Rechargeable Batteries

by GP

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  • Keeps 90% charge for 6 months on shelf
  • Charges 1-4 batteries at a time
  • Individual charging channels
  • 4 LED's to indicate charging process

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
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  • Item model number: GPAR05BSR210B-UW4
  • ASIN: B000T9XDBA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Jan 2010
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I've been using rechargable batteries for over a decade now, in the hope of saving money and reducing my impact on the environmental. Despite my good intentions, I've no doubt that I would have saved myself a lot of money and produced less in the way of harmful waste had I just stuck to disposables. There's no getting away from the fact that rechargeables are still flaky, better than they were during the days of NiCd, but far from perfect. I've tried many brands, but the problem seems universal: almost half seem to fail prematurely, well before the advertised '100-1000 recharge cycles'. By fail, I mean they lose the capacity to retain a charge; they'll appear fully charged within minutes of being placed in a charger, but empty when you try to use them.

Generally, this is a problem with NiMH batteries when they're left unused for long periods. I've found this a particular problem with children's toys and games - they'll be played daily for weeks, but then forgotten for months, which seems to spell death to the rechargable batteries. So, these new, charge-retaining NiMH batteries promised a solution to the problem.

I'm sorry to report that the GP Recyko AA's that came with this charger have failed (3 out of the four) within a year. I'd used them for a digital camera and lately for a games console, for no more than 10 recharge cycles. When they worked they were fine, lasting as long as the 'traditional' 2700mAH NiMHs I used before getting these. But now the charger blinks its error message and refuses to charge them. I've tried them on two alternative chargers, and while the chargers will have a go at charging them, the batteries appear fully charged within a few minutes, ie the batteries have lost all capacity to retain a charge.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By kangaroo on 15 Feb 2011
I got to second L. Williams comments.
My experience is that this charger wont charge the batteries after a deep/complete discharge.
(which happens every now and then when you f.inst. forget to turn a torch off)

EDIT, 1 year later:
I've found that the GP batteries probably suffers from a reversed polarity syndrome after a deep discharge. The charger included in this 'kit arent able to make any sense of this and indicates that the battery is faulty.
I've found that the batteries can be recovered by using a normal 'stupid brute force charger for a little while to give the batteries a little 'base charge, which sorts out the reversed polarity issue. (I use a uniross express charger). After this 'treatment the batteries work just fine in the included GP charger. (which is a really good charger in every way)

EDIT II: Forget what I said about reversed polarity. It turns out the charger flags batteries faulty if they're below about half a Volt. (its a safety feature to prevent the charger from attempting to charge faulty cells, which is a good idea really) Since the new style chargers measure each battery individually you are far more likely to get a faulty reading than on the old style chargers that charged in pairs (serial)
I've finally settled on 3 stars as i think the charger puts a little too much current on the batteries (up to 750mA). They can get really hot. I may get the VOLTCRAFT IPC-1L Intelligent Battery Charger AA AAA bc700 woltcraft/accucell where ou can adjust the current to a preferred 200mA
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steffan Harries on 3 May 2011
I've used these batteries for nearly 18 months now and they're still going good and seem to hold exactly the same charge as they did the day I bought them. I use them in a 430EX flashgun usually at half or full power in very limited lighting situations and I've used them over the period of shooting 2 weddings and a sports event on a single charge. Can't fault them! I've since ordered more and use them in my mouse and keyboard which have been going good for months.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PV on 19 Oct 2011
I purchased this item last year & it does not seem to work any longer. I tried plugging it into various sockets but it does not indicate that it is charging. Just as I needed it for an important project.
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