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Two minor niggles, I would still but it again........,
This review is from: Genuine Pure Accessory - ChargePAK C6L Rechargeable Battery Pack for Pure Evoke-3, Élan II, One Classic and One Elite Radios (Accessory)After having replaced normal batteries a number of times, I bought this item. I also tried some of those cheap batteries from the £1 shop - lasted less than an hr (don't bother buying)!
I am pleased with the item, however potential buyers might like to know........
1. Once the product starts to loose its charge, it can run flat in a short space of time. I recon from three bars on the radio charge indicator to the radio ceasing to work was about 25mins. This can be a pain, so I now make sure that it is connected to the mains every couple of days...not a great problem, but buyers should be aware that the battery pack can loose its charge quickley, like its smaller re-chargeable battery brothers.
2. (Update April 2009) When coonnected to the mains, the unit only appears to charge when down to "one bar". I had originally thought there was a problem, as connecting to the mains when only partially discharged did not initiate charging. Having used now for over a year, I understand more how the product works.
Would I buy the item again - yes.
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2008 13:15:05 BDT
I. Bain says:
Hi Paul you oviously don't realise that this is how rechargable battries operate they give you a more sustained power generally for longer but then run down very quickly. This is normal so you can't really call it a niggle. It's just that you haven't noticed it before.
Posted on 28 Apr 2008 10:01:38 BDT
I've been using ordinary re-chargeable batteries and they behave the same way. So it isn't the charge pack at fault it's the characteristic of re-chargeables. That is why they are not suitable for smoke alarms.
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 21:25:45 GMT
D. DAVIES says:
1) As the others say, this is normal for rechargeables.
2) Glad to hear it's an intelligent battery. Constant recharging will just kill it quicker, so it's a form of self-preservation really. Means that you don't have to buy another so quickly. Down side is that you can't make sure it's at full power, say for a BBQ or picnic.
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