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Battery charger just presented

Started 1318859192.283 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1319458756.617 by bopper

I decided to try it. It charges both rechargable and regular. I wish I had saved all the batteries I recycled now because you could charge them.

Also the Luminara candle will be presented at 10 am. The small size only is available.

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Candlefrea­klady1318862162.377633 PostsRegistered 5/17/2007Southeast Tennessee

bopper, could you let us know how you like the charger when you get it and have a chance to try it out? I go through alot of batteries too, and they can be soooo costly!

Hebrews 11
1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

bopper1318862574.2813938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

Sure, what sold me is that you don't have to buy the rechargable batteries you can charge the regular ones also and with all the flameless candles this may be the ticket. I hope I am not disappointed.

JusMe1318862634.232102 PostsRegistered 3/26/2008~* oHIo *~

I am going to try this too!

They extended the return date past the regular 30 days until after the holidays, so that allows plenty of time to test this out. If this works, this will be such a GREAT find for those of us who have lots of flameless candles!

{#emotions_dlg.unsure} I'm just a little worried that it seems to be too good to be true! ...

and ya know what they say about that!

Marsha20031318863418.3533848 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007

This charger seems like it could be great, but I could only find one review for it and that one was at Overstock ($29.49). I'll quote it below.

"One station had a loose wire, kept going ON and OFF, then it broke. After 2 days, another wire broke on another station. Instead of paying for shipping to get another unit that may break, I fixed it myself and replaced the thin flimsy wires with thicker gauge wires. If you know how to solder, you can do it pretty easily. On the label at the bottom, it says to charge only "Rechargeable Alkalines." I went ahead anyways and charged a variety of disposable alkalines. Same result as my test many years ago, the batteries would not hold a charge anywhere near new, and they would leak. Why did I think this time would be different?? But I had to give it a try. The new Low-Discharge NIMH are a much better option, no risk of leaking. As for charging NiMH and NiCd, this is very versatile. The AAA, AA, C, D slots are individually controlled and will stop charging when it is full. One does have to use good batteries, as this does not appear to recognize the poor batteries, it continues to try and charge even though it cannot be charged anymore. With good batteries, it works well. The 9V charging station does not appear to have the microporcessor control, so one may need to monitor it carefully to prevent overcharging/heating. Versatile charger + bad quality = Fair Rating."

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Beebo1318863693.4276958 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010

I bought a similar battery recharger several years ago and am happy with it. You do have to make sure you don't completely drain your batteries before recharging them and sometimes that is hard because you usually don't think to do it until your candle (or whatever) isn't lighting anymore. With nonrechargeable batteries, you can extend the life of the battery, but not make it last forever.

bopper1318864292.63713938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

I guess with the extended return policy I would get a good enough chance to see if it really works. I hate sending things back but if it is a "dud" back it goes.

bopper1319137249.5313938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

My battery charger is here. I found a box of C batteries I was going to recycle so I put 4 of them into the charger. The directions say for C batteries it takes approx. 6 hours to charge. In 1/2 hour the light indicator said they were already charged. I thought "already"> Took them out and put them into my flameless candles that were no longer working and they all work now. I'll experiment to see how long the charge lasts since they charged so fast but if this thing works good this will be great! I am now charging AA batteries for the Jar candles.

Just Plain­ Crazy1319139928.6834759 PostsRegistered 7/22/2009
On 10/20/2011 bopper said:

My battery charger is here. I found a box of C batteries I was going to recycle so I put 4 of them into the charger. The directions say for C batteries it takes approx. 6 hours to charge. In 1/2 hour the light indicator said they were already charged. I thought "already"> Took them out and put them into my flameless candles that were no longer working and they all work now. I'll experiment to see how long the charge lasts since they charged so fast but if this thing works good this will be great! I am now charging AA batteries for the Jar candles.

Hi bopper,

Glad you received your charger. Were your c batteries totally dead when you charged them??? I am still on the fence on this one. Can't wait to get another report back from you. I too could sure use something like this. Thanks for letting us know

JPC

summerblue1319151330.472301 PostsRegistered 12/26/2007Long Island, NY

bop, do let us know how long they last. I think I'm gonna be ordering these right after the big FC Show on, what, the 3rd??? It'll give me 2-1/2 months to check it out. So glad you brought this to my attention. I'm gonna google charging alkalines to find out more. I have seen another presentation (on HSN(?) once, but the reviews stunk. Just be careful charging alkalines -- keep a close, frequent eye on them as I've heard that they can explode.

I have 50,000 (or what seems to be!) exhausted alkalines in boxes ready for recycling. Hopefully, they won't be too far gone to charge, & if I could get 2 - 3 weeks of life out of them, the $38 battery charger will more than pay for itself.

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bopper1319151600.97713938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007
On 10/20/2011 summerblue said:

bop, do let us know how long they last. I think I'm gonna be ordering these right after the big FC Show on, what, the 3rd??? It'll give me 2 months to check it out. So glad you brought this to my attention. I'm gonna google charging alkalines to find out more. I have seen another presentation (on HSN(?) once, but the reviews stunk. Just be careful charging alkalines, keep a close, frequent eye on them as I've heard that they can explode.

What? Explode, I have never heard that. What exactly would happen? I hope I wouldn't get burned or something, now i am getting scared {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

summerblue1319152562.1372301 PostsRegistered 12/26/2007Long Island, NY
bopper1319152917.56313938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

Ok, what should I do, return it? I really don't know what to think now.

JusMe1319153632.442102 PostsRegistered 3/26/2008~* oHIo *~

Yikes! Mine was delivered but I haven't attempted to charge anything yet... now the thought of explosion has me worried too bopper. {#emotions_dlg.scared}

bopper1319154330.0213938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

JusMe how could they sell this if that was a concern. I read all my material and it doesn't sound like there should be a concern.

JusMe1319154869.8632102 PostsRegistered 3/26/2008~* oHIo *~

bopper, I'm going to show my hubby all the info including the link posted above, and see what he thinks. I trust his opinion and so if he says he thinks it's a bad idea, then I will send it back immediately! (I know nothing about batteries and how they work!)

bopper1319156134.9113938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

Ok you do that and then tell me and I'll do whatever you do ok? Thanks {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

summerblue1319163221.4472301 PostsRegistered 12/26/2007Long Island, NY

Well, if either of you try it out, I recommend charging it on tile flooring just in case. Wink

Daffy Duck1319386054.557668 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007

I saw this charger this morning and am on waitlist for it. I remembered seeing this post and went back and read it. So far, the reviews are good and I am going to take a chance that it in fact works. I, personally, am not worried about exloding batteries. I feel confident that they would not even offer anything that poses a safety risk. Think of the liability issues. I just need to remember not to throw any away until I receive the charger so I can test it out. I'm just about ready to take down my geranium & petunia baskets and put up the poinsettia and evergreen ones so this could really save me some money. I know it seems late to have flower baskets out but my real ones are still beautiful.

uffdaBe071319390750.72257 PostsRegistered 10/21/2010

I was able to order before it went on waitlist. Sure hope it works because I have a small basket full of batteries that I was going to take to the recycling place.

bopper1319391594.4713938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

So far my batteries are holding a charge. I have already charged probably 15 batteries and put them back into my candles and sconces and they are still bright. I had a couple read "bad" so I knew they needed to be thrown out but so far so good.

1mamaj1319413925.8871562 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Georgia

I ordered the one from HSN a while back, and I thought it was working great. I took it to school with me and spent a lot of time recharging the students' batteries for their graphing calculators. The recharged batteries only held a charge for 2 days or less. At home we had a lot of trail cameras that used the D size batteries and it was the same story with them. Now I just don't even bother to get it out anymore.

I will be watching for your reports on this charger and I really hope it works for all of you because that would be a real money saver!

Life is not about weathering the storm...it's about learning to dance in the rain.

summerblue1319418433.962301 PostsRegistered 12/26/2007Long Island, NY

bop, since you just charged a bunch of batteries, be sure to note the date that you put them in each candle so you can let us know how long they are lasting.

I went on w/l 4 this so in case it works well, I'd get the event price.

yellowrose1319419339.154228 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I ordered this also, but I'm going to cancel. Possibility of an explosion is not something I want to think about. I'll just keep on buying batteries. I don't have faith that QVC put a lot of research into this item.

bopper1319458756.59313938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

I will try to keep check of when I put them in the charger and get back to you.

Yellowrose I don't think the Q would put something on air that could possibly harm anyone, imagine the Hoop-La if they did and the law suits! DH said he thought it was fine and he read the link too, so if it works and the batteries hold the charge it is a good purchase.

I know if I read everything that could harm me, and there is a lot, I wouldn't buy anything. I had read a link on cinnamon over on the kitchen thread and about it being toxic, bla bla bla and started freaking out about what I had been eating and you just have to realize some like to stir the pot so to speak, at least regarding that issue, but the battery charger info was very informative and I am just hoping the Q did the research regarding this item.

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