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These will charge in any normal NI-MH charger right? Jun 24, 2014
Yes. However, using a cheap charger, one that has a timer, can damage the batteries and they always cause them to not last nearly as long. A smart charger measures the voltage among other indicators, to determine when the battery is fully charged. There some really good and/or expensive smart chargers and I have tried a few. Two of my favorites are the Titanium Innovations MD-1600L and the La Crosse BC-500. Both come with a car cigarette plug so it can be used on the go. The MD-1600L also has two USB ports, so I can charge two phones and 16 AA or AAA batteries all at once. Both of these chargers allow you to charge 1 battery at a time or use every slot. I hope this helps someone.
is it 1.5 v Nov 13, 2014
On a full charge they could reach up to 1.5 volts.. but once they cool off it's more like 1.4 volts, then they rest around 1.3 volts. Most throughout the operation of rechargeable NiMHs they are at 1.2 volts. If you don't have any NiMH batteries you could get these and try them out, if not they work in most flashlights and from anything to clocks to remotes. Get the bundle pack with the charger so you have a way to recharge these once they go dead.
Thinking about buying, have a couple of the old AA's wih the charger, can I use the old sanyo rechargeable battery charger? May 29, 2014
I know this is a little older but YES, you can use the older Sanyo charger. While these Sanyo cells are gen 4 NiMH cells, NiMH chargers are not generation specific. (Obviously they (and other chargers) are chemistry-specific, as a NiMH charger only charges NiMH cells, NiCad only NiCad, Lithium only lithium of that specific voltage, etc., unless you have one of the advanced chargers, such as what is made by NiteCore IntelliCharger line, that is explicitly designed and labeled to be capable of charging batteries with different chemistries and different voltages.) I recommend consideration of a "smart" charger as they can extend the service life of the batteries by maintaining high capacity throughout its life. As these are Sanyo cells, the have the ability to keep a very long service life and a quality charger will maximize it...I have some of these eneloops in the 2nd generation version and with well over 700 load cycles they still have over 85% capacity!!!
Yes they'll. If you have a charger capable of charging NiHM types of batteries you are good.
sadly they do require the eneloop charger. they will not charge in any other style or type that we have found
I did some searching, and I found recommendations of the Eneloops for use with the 164 that specifically recommend using the Black Non-Charging Battery Insert, and only charging the batteries outside of the scanner.
Which battery charger is best for this? Dec 25, 2014
I have a La-Crosse BC-1000 which I have used to it's fullest potential. It's a very intelligent and powerful charger allowing you to charge at different amperages (higher for quicker re-charge and lower for a better recharge) as well as being able to completely de-charge to eliminate battery memory issues that don't allow a full charge. You can charge AA's and AAA's at the same time and each of the 4 positions is independent of the other. In other words, when one cell is charged, it will discontinue charging the fully charged one and continue charging with the rest and so on. There a little spendy, but to get the most out of your batteries for years of use, it's a great charger.
Where are these actually manufactuered? I prefer Japan or if avilable US. I have had problems with made in China batteries. Sep 30, 2014
The ones I have are made in Japan. That doesn't mean they're all manufactured there though. If you want to know for sure, I'd recommend going to the manufacturer's web site and querying them.