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Maha 9000 Charger Question

 
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Apr 02, 2009 14:02 |  #1

I recently purchased this charger and 4 2700mah PowerX batteries. My question is when I used the break in mode they did their thing but only showed a charge of 2500 plus or minus a few. Then when I then tested them in my kids remote XBOX live controllers, they only take two batteries. One set did not seem to last as long, about a week and a half and then they died. I had heard great things about these batteries. I then did the test, anaylize(wrong spelling) mode and it did it's thing. I got one of them up to 2600 mah and the other is around 2593 or so mah. Am I expecting to much or should they be going to the 2700 mah everytime. I have read and heard great things about the charger and batteries and wanted to buy more but not sure if they are not going to last long enough when I use them in a flash at a wedding or other event. Any advice or help would be great. Thanks in advance. Don




  
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Apr 02, 2009 14:18 |  #2

Powerex batteries are great for wedding and other such "intensive" events where you'd be popping lots of flashes. But these are not low self-discharging batteries. In other words, charge these like the day before an event, use them during the event, leave them alone until the day before next event when you'd recharge them again, etc.

Because these are not low self-discharging batteries, you DON'T want to rely on them for those applications where you're not constantly "on," such as household flashlights, game console, remote controllers, etc. For such "intermittent" use needs, get yourself a bunch of eneloops which are low self-discharging batteries or use those disposable alkalines.



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Apr 02, 2009 14:35 |  #3

Sanyo Eneloops even though they have less capacity at 200mah typically last as long or longer than higher capacity batteries just due to the fact that they are low discharge and dont drain themselves constantly.


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Apr 03, 2009 18:54 |  #4

Thanks for the help. Even after charged I tested them with a battery tester and they barely go to the green or good side??




  
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May 03, 2009 16:54 as a reply to  @ DonE's post |  #5

another question for this charger

im charging some pearstone 2900mah batteries and set the charger to Break-In
is it normal for this thing to say its at 4200mah while charging?




  
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May 03, 2009 22:16 |  #6

Warning on the Pearstones, I bought a pack of 10 and only 2 can hold up a decent charge. I bought them from B&H too. Without the Maha 9000 I wouldn't have known the other 8 were duds. No wonder they weren't lasting long.


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May 03, 2009 22:37 |  #7

Sounds more like a battery question than a Maha 9000 charger question. If you were referring to your Maha charger, from my experience, the readings are accurate.

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May 04, 2009 00:39 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #8

i just didnt think it would charge that high

but it finally finished after a couple of days

and my 2900mah pearstones have a capacity of....~2200mah

im doing another 4 as we speak




  
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