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Mar 10, 2017 23:07 |  #1

Our friends over at unclesamsretailoutlet.​com have a real good deal of the day on the Powerex MH-C801D eight cell battery charger. It's $33.39 new and they have a ton of them. The Deal of the Day is exactly what it means, so check them out. I bought 3 of them and I'm reconditioning all of my old, used up batteries overnight to see what kind of life I can get out of them. Here's the link:

https://www.unclesamsr​etailoutlet.com …attery-Charger-p/5704.htm (external link)


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Mar 10, 2017 23:27 |  #2

Wow, thanks, as I was reading this I had a window open @ Amazon, and was trying to decide on two lower priced 4 cell chargers. At $65.00 at Amazon, this one wasn't in the running.

Well, now it's on the way! Great price.


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Mar 11, 2017 04:52 |  #3

The reviews on Amazon give me pause....


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Mar 11, 2017 05:42 |  #4

I've got the MHC9000 and it's good but each battery has to be programmed individually. It sometimes shows 'high' when it doesn't like a battery but put that supposedly bad battery into another charger and it charges -? Takes 39 hours to cycle a 2500mah but you can then see the available charge that battery takes.

Not used the one OP mentions but my Powerex product is reliable so as a brand I'd suggest them to anyone.


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Mar 11, 2017 08:50 |  #5

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The reviews on Amazon give me pause....

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 253 reviews? Those reviews?

https://www.amazon.com …ght-Charger/dp/B003OU51LG (external link)

Not every product in every batch is going to be perfect. That's to be expected.


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Mar 11, 2017 09:39 |  #6

I owned and reviewed the MH-C800S and I loved it. The C800S and the C801D is pretty much the same just that the C801D charges batteries within an hour, different cable and slightly different color. I ended up selling it because I needed one that charged C and D batteries as well. So I got the MH-C808M.

Do note that charging the batteries faster can affect the life of the battery.



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Mar 11, 2017 13:05 as a reply to  @ pat.kane's post |  #7

I am taking about the stories of melted batteries and chargers, smoking chargers, etc not worth the risk to save $30-50 on a charger, to risk a home or family. Sure there might just be a few bad apples, but in this case that one bad apple could cause the loss of a home. It isn't like if it goes bad, you just toss it it and tell others, here you could be looking for a new place to live.

That's me though, I have no issue if others feel the risk is worth it. There are other chargers ranked as high with no such stories.


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Mar 11, 2017 13:23 |  #8

This looks pretty identical to Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger, which I have, as far as physical built is concerned. There are some things to consider: 1) I found the LCD reading extremely frustrating. It's very small and hard to read; 2) once the batteries are charged, it's difficult to take the cells out. You'd have to pry them out, an unpleasant task each time, I found; 3) it doesn't give you much time to press "soft" charge button and if you miss the short time period by the time you fumble your way to place all 8 cells into the slots, you're defaulted to fast charge mode; lastly, 4) I don't care to have just two charge options. Other than these minor gripes, it'll do the job. Still, I don't use it anymore, opting to exclusively use my Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer, which is a huge pleasure in comparison!



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Mar 12, 2017 22:57 |  #9

LincsRP wrote in post #18297950 (external link)
I've got the MHC9000 and it's good but each battery has to be programmed individually.....

If you use the default charging parameters (which is what I would choose), there is no need to set anything. Just put your AA batteries in and will charge them with the default settings. Now if you want to use Refresh-Analyze or Break In settings, then yes, you will have to set everything individually. You also need to set the settings if you charge AAA batteries.


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Mar 12, 2017 22:58 as a reply to  @ Bearmann's post |  #10

What is the default RATE of charge?


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Mar 12, 2017 23:09 |  #11

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What is the default RATE of charge?


1000 ma


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Mar 12, 2017 23:18 |  #12

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1000 ma

A bit quick for my preferences


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A bit quick for my preferences

MAHA recommends not less than 0.3c and some of my batteries are the high capacity ones. Maybe 800ma would be ideal as an average, but in the long run I really don't know if that difference would have any effect on battery longevity. I can't remember if it tapers off as the battery fills up, but it does apply apply a trickle charge at the very end.


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Mar 18, 2017 22:48 |  #14

I've had real good luck so far. To answer an earlier comment, they're not cheap chargers, I just found them real cheap. I just had an Ansmann charger go bad, so that took away 6 slots on my charging bank. I've had nothing but wonderful results from powerex batteries and I would rather doubt they would put their name on junk. I was a bit hesitant on my first batch of batteries, but I shoot the heck out of fill flash and I usually don't have to change out batteries when shooting a wedding until sometime in the reception, and I'm shooting full-day weddings. j

Sure, the default is quick charge, but put in one battery, push a button for slow charge and then insert the other 7. No biggie to me. And the slow charge is about 2 hours (the quick charge is about an hour). And it also does a decent job reconditioning old, seemingly dead, batteries. I know I have new life for about 16 batteries that I will use in non critical devices throughout the house. I'll get a better feel for the charger once I'm into full wedding swing this season.


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