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Tenergy 9V Battery Charger TN346 Review

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May 15th, 2012 They say that necessity is the mother of all invention. All I can say is that for the last few years I have been talking with battery charger manufacturers about the need for a higher capacity 9V Battery charger that could handle multiple chemistries – both NiMH and Li-Ion rechargeable batteries. Finally somebody listened. The Tenergy Corp has just introduced an inexpensive, 6-bay 9V battery charger that will handle both NiMH and Li-Ion cells.  We had the opportunity to perform a “hands-on” product review of the Tenergy TN346 battery charger and see how it stood up to...

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The Ever, Never Changing World Of Rechargeable Batteries

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January 13th, 2012 Rechargeable batteries have come a long way from the early days. Well, maybe. Sometimes, I wish the manufacturers had waited before introducing them. Without giving away my actual age, as a kid I can remember the first set of “rechargeables” that made it’s way to our home. They were made by General Electric and consisted of a rudimentary “cook your battery” battery charger and a set of Ni-Cad cells. My parents – in good faith – tried them, and because of lousy performance, eventually gave up. The promise of “never buy batteries again” was soon laughable and...

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Reasons Why It’s A Good Idea To Employ A Reconditioning Charger

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December 23rd, 2011 As increasing numbers of families make the move to re-chargeable batteries, the call for excellent battery chargers will get more significant. What is the point of employing re-chargeable batteries in the event that you’re not able to accomplish optimum recycles from them? Let’s take into account, the true reason for utilizing rechargeable batteries to start with is to try to lower your expenses and save the earth from the extreme wastefulness of use-and-throw batteries. So, how do you get the most from your nimh rechargeable batteries? I advise having a battery charger which will refresh or recondition...

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Getting What You Pay For with Rechargeable Batteries

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August 3rd, 2011 It never ceases to amaze me how many times I hear the following: “Well, we tried rechargeable batteries but they only lasted for 50 recycles and then they just died.” Undoubtedly, in addition they inform me they found this great deal on rechargeables and saved two dollars per 4-pk. I forgot who talked about being penny-wise and pound-foolish, but it definitely pertains to rechargeable batteries. Sure, you can check out e-bay or some other discount online store and acquire cheap, ineffective rechargeables. Or, you can spend a few bucks more and get a pack that truly works. ...

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When Not To Use A Fancy, Intelligent Charger

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July 1st, 2011 As long as I have been using and suggesting the usage of rechargeable batteries, I have also strongly purported the employment of a smart charger having a refresh or reconditioning function. So, why, when I place a rechargeable battery that’s barely six months old on my own Ansmann Energy 16 charger – the most advanced charger on the globe – does my battery show as defective? This ever happen to you? If you’ve used rechargeables for almost any stretch of time, the answer will be a resounding yes.  But there is a good possibility there is nothing...

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