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No, it just won't have as good of a charge, and will need to be charged sooner. I would leave them in the solar light for as long as possible. Several days even. Just remove them at night so the light does not turn on and drain the batteries.

NiMH batteries have like 1600 to 2700 amp hours. More the better. The NiCads were less than a 1000.

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Originally posted by Col Sanders Col Sanders wrote:



1. I want to buy a universal recharger, am considering the Accumanager 20. Anyone have any experience with this model? For the price range, is there a better choice?

    
Col Sanders,

First off, love the chicken strips in the sweet and spicy sauce.

I have an Accumanager 20. I had to send it back because of it would NOT auto recogonize the batteries. It charges the batteries great,(I got all Accupower batteries - same manufacturer) but I returned it am awaiting the replacement. . .

I bought everything from Thomas Distributing*. Customer service was REALLY great, as were the prices. The unit can be powered off grid by a solar panel or thru an auto cig lighter.

I got a 15 watt solar panel from Cabela's** for $120.00. It will recharge auto batteries also.

Gilmore

P.S. New Accumanager 20 should arrive today and will provide an update on this thread. Thomas Dist has tested the replacement to insure the auto-recognize mode works.

P.S. I have no financial interest in, or receive discounts from ANY companies products I post about. . .

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SORRY for the delay. . . Battery charger works great and all is well.
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Can anyone tell me if regular batteries will last longer if you freeze them. I'm pretty sure I read that on here. I ask two different store clerks at Radio Shack. One told me yes, but only put them in the freeze for a few hours. The other told me I could keep them in there until I needed them. Guess thats what I get for asking the same question twice. Smile
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One of the battery manufactures' site says to store 'em cool and dry for maximum storage life. Can't remember which site.
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im probobly not thinking this entirly through, but if you were to buy a battery charger, assuming of course you were doing this because batteries were scare in stores during the pandemic, wouldnt electricty eventually turn off?    ( you wouldnt be able to use a wall charger) 
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Here is my thoughts:
Power may go off for a while, come back on, go off etc. due to possible part/fuel shortages for power plants due to truckers not showing up for work.  When power is on, you use the chargers like normal to charge all your batteries.  When the power goes off, you can hook a charger to an inverter connected to a battery (later charge 12V by a gen set) if needed (in addition to using your generator for critical power applications).  Also, I have solar battery charger if out of fuel and power is off.  They charge AA, AAA, C's and D's.  I also have AA solar charges (malibu solar spot lights).  The key behind rechargable batteries, is that you can use them over and over before having to return to a disease infested walmart once H2H is going.
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Originally posted by prepmeister prepmeister wrote:

The key behind rechargable batteries, is that you can use them over and over before having to return to a disease infested walmart once H2H is going.
 
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You have it in a nut shell! Clap
 
Remember to run NiCad and NiMH batteries to or near depletion before recharging. Believe it or not, this will maximize the number of recharge cycles.
 
If you run these batts to 50% and then recharge several times, they will then only charge to something much less than full charge.
 
Some chargers have a depletion mode to use prior to recharging.
 
 
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Originally posted by prepmeister prepmeister wrote:

Here is my thoughts:
Power may go off for a while, come back on, go off etc. due to possible part/fuel shortages for power plants due to truckers not showing up for work. 


Recently read / heard that U.S. oil refineries CANNOT operate with 30% of employees off. . . These plants produce our gasoline, but also the fuels that run alot of our power plants.

Almost 20% of U.S. electricity is produced by nuclear power. Deregulation has forced all power companies to run “lean and mean”. I would think that like an oil refinery, a nuclear power plant could not operate with 30% of it’s work force off.

Both nuke fueled power plants and refineries are NOT “light switch operations”. . . Both MUST be slowly shut down and slowly restarted. . . Coal, natural gas and oil powered electrical generating plants are known as “peaker’s” within the industry and are especially used to quickly reach maximum output on hot (A/C usage) days. . .

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Originally posted by Col Sanders Col Sanders wrote:

A couple questions about rechargeables and chargers:

1. I want to buy a universal recharger, am considering the Accumanager 20. Anyone have any experience with this model? For the price range, is there a better choice?


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Col Sanders,

SORRY I forgot to respond earlier. . .

Got the Accumanager back and it woks great.

Does AA, AAA, C, D, & 9vlt.
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