Author Topic: Alternative for Powerex MH-C800S battery charger??? SOFT charging needed.  (Read 43 times)

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Offline otto

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I am just wondering whether there is any alternative for Powerex MH-C800S AA (AAA) battery charger. I had two units in the last 4-5 years. Both of them are dead.
I like them as a charger when they work. Unfortunately, it turns out they all fail within 1-2 years if you use them (all the time) as a professional photographer.

I would like to have a charger which allows me to charge battery in "soft" charge mode to make sue my batteries last long and it lasts more than 2 years...

THANKS SO MUCH!

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I've been using this model for over 10 years now, still on the original.  https://www.thomasdistributing.com/MAHA-MH-C808M-AA--AAA--C--D-Battery-Charger_p_244.html

While you're there, pick up the ZTS Pulse Load tester, designed to tell you the truth about the condition of batteries after they're recharged. https://www.thomasdistributing.com/ZTS-Mini-MBT-Battery-Tester_p_26.html

If you want to know more, check my article https://www.thomasdistributing.com/ZTS-Mini-MBT-Battery-Tester_p_26.html

No one can predict whether an electrical item might fail, but if theres unstable electrical supply, it'll force the issue.  Might explain your two failures, might not.  But an inexpensive possible solution is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FXOEJE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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You are awesome!!! Thanks!

Offline Darren Cassese

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Ditto the MAHA chargers. I think I bought them after reading Jeff's battery article years ago. :) They are excellent and reliable.
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I mistakenly relisted the ZTS tester link instead of the care and feeding article link.  http://www.behmphoto.com/care-and-feeding-of-rechargeable-batteries/