Okay, all you battery experts. (Are you there, Tim?) I just received my LaCrosse BC-700 charger and have tested my sets of Duracell Nimh batteries I have been using (abusing?) with a 15-minute quick charger. The good news is my set of 2650mah units all showed a capacity from 2300 to 2600 mah. The bad news is my older set of 2400 mah has 3 showing around 1700mah, and 1 cell that is evidently shot because it is still in the discharge phase after 6hrs (about 12 hrs total including the initial charge phase of the test cycle) and the other 3 are already charged.
1.Any hope for the defective cell? no big deal, but if I can get more out of it, great.
2. More importantly, I have a couple sets of the Maha Imedion AA's coming and would like to know the proper way to both initially and regularly charge them. Should I run the refrsh cycle right off the bat, or not since they are supposed to be precharged.