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Mine may have been defective, but be careful and check the temps of the Cells!!!!
on June 30, 2015
My unit may have been defective, but here is the review:
The unit itself is painfully cheaply constructed. Cheapest plastic and buttons I've seen in a long time.....
NOT $100 worth of build quality.
I used it on a military exercise to handle all of our batteries. We used fine quality rechargeable batteries in the machine. On the first set, I noted that 3 of the batteries were too hot to touch (we used the "soft" charge method, since time was not critical). When we removed them, the plastic on the cells was partly melted. Needless to say, they were no longer usable.
The second set (different size batts), only one melted. but it was an expensive D-cell...ouch.
I had brought a back-up charger for the AA cells, and used it the rest of the time without issue.
Overall, I was very nervous about leaving this charger unattended. The concept of it is awesome. The execution less so. I think I got a bad one, so I may order another and see what happens.
But, I am out about $25 in blown/burnt batteries....
Sidebar: Amazon customer service ROCKS! I was away for 30 days and could not leave to return the item. Amazon covered it for me and accepted it back. very nice!!