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Tries to be smarter than the user
on 18 November 2013
I have a couple of dozens of AA and AAA NiMH batteries that I use virtually everywhere, ranging from toys for babies to toys for adults. And with around 75% of them, when put into the charger, it simply resets. No indication why, but it refuses to charge or discharge those. With further 10% it says the impedance is too high - and refuses to do anything too. They might not be brand new, but still work in the applications that does not require high current. In other words - the charger tells me, that despite working fine, my batteries need to be replaced. No, thank you...
Another thing - the display backlight. It is very bright and cannot be switched off. If you need a night-light for your bedroom, that might be acceptable. I do prefer to sleep in the dark however...
And one more... It defaults to charging with 1000mA. Far too much, even for brand new AAA batteries. This requires the user to endlessly push the buttons to reduce the current to more reasonable values.
Apart from those design flaws, it is a good charger with a lot of options, battery care programs etc. Too bad it thinks it is more intelligent than it actually is.