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    What charger is available to charge AA, AAA and conventional rechargable torch batteries from my 12v source. I do not want to use an inverter.
    Where do I find rechargable torch batteries.
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    Celesti on the forum...

    NiteCore D4 Charger

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...33#post2332133

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    I have used a plain constant current charger with adjustable current depending on the battery size. I just watch my charging time. This charger was built as a appie over 40 years ago and my best charger I have ever owned out of a reliability point of view.

    It only needs about 4 volts more on the input than the battery being chaged.

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    At most good hobby shops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnaman View Post
    What charger is available to charge AA, AAA and conventional rechargable torch batteries from my 12v source. I do not want to use an inverter.
    Where do I find rechargable torch batteries.
    For batteries try: Carter Agencies 57 Lake Road, Long Meadow Business Estate, Extension 7 Edenvale 1609 Tel 011 208 6003
    Also try Uniross
    18 Silverstone Cres, Kyalami Business Park, Midrand, 1684 Tel 011 466 1156
    Uniross definitely has chargers as well..

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    As said Nitecore have chargers that charge different types of batteries ( universal ) with a cigarette 12v plug
    There are many chargers these days that use USB charging ports , in fact it started to becomes a norm.

    Many local distributors of some other quality chargers, eg:
    https://www.e-glow.co.za/battery-chargers-blrin6.html

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    Regarding batteries

    Try https://www.batteryexperts.co.za

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    I have given up using rechargeable AA and AAA's - far easier to keep a new pack or two at home or in the car. Today just about every supermarket keeps a choice of brands.

    I never found the rechargeables lasted very long and was always swapping batteries in and out of the charger. They are not cheap either.

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    Default Re: Charging AA, AAA batteries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magnaman View Post
    What charger is available to charge AA, AAA and conventional rechargable torch batteries from my 12v source. I do not want to use an inverter.
    Where do I find rechargable torch batteries.
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    Go to any of the Vape shops. The charger used for the Vape Mods can be used for normal batteries as well.

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    Never buy these batteries from a China Mall. Very low capacity unless only for a remote. All the sizes can be bought from Communica as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Never buy these batteries from a China Mall. Very low capacity unless only for a remote. All the sizes can be bought from Communica as well.
    Yes, Communica and RS-Online have a decent range of rechargeable batteries and chargers up to D-Cell, but you WILL pay for quality........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I have given up using rechargeable AA and AAA's - far easier to keep a new pack or two at home or in the car. Today just about every supermarket keeps a choice of brands.

    I never found the rechargeables lasted very long and was always swapping batteries in and out of the charger. They are not cheap either.
    The problem is very often the charger... cheap fast chargers are the worst...

    Also, make sure that the charger works on individual batteries, not sets of two. With individual charging you can charge the batteries for all those items that use 3 batteries. A good quality charger will save you a fortune in batteries.

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    Some good tips!
    So which brand is a good charger?
    Most of them are cheapies ex China.
    Maybe the Drone shops?

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    My AA, AAA charger has slots for 4, works very well.

    My nitecore that I use for my 18650 vape batteries has two slots and monitors each individually. Just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjean View Post
    At most good hobby shops
    These are very handy chargers, they can charge just about any battery chemistry incl a 12v lead acid car battery up to Li-ion 18650 cells and other. Only pain is you need a battery holder and balance leads if it's more than one cell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I have given up using rechargeable AA and AAA's - far easier to keep a new pack or two at home or in the car. Today just about every supermarket keeps a choice of brands.

    I never found the rechargeables lasted very long and was always swapping batteries in and out of the charger. They are not cheap either.
    I have some Nimh AA rechargeables that are over 15yrs old and still working perfectly albeit with a slight decrease in runtime. An immense saving and a Nimh is better than an Alkaline battery in most devices due to their lower internal resistance.

    Eneloop are the best, Duracell Stay charge used to also be decent.

    The key with charging Nimh is to get a charger that monitors each cell and that doesn't charge the cell at over 500mA to ensure an extended battery life in terms of duty cycle. The cheapie chargers normally need min 2 batteries inserted to work and throw a fixed current on a timer into the batteries so often the cells get over charged and eventually damaged.

    The Nitecore D4 charger as has been mentioned is a great option, it can charge just about any battery chemistry and is well built, and has the 12v input option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
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    NiteCore D4 Charger

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...33#post2332133
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Some good tips!
    So which brand is a good charger?
    Most of them are cheapies ex China.
    Maybe the Drone shops?
    These are good chargers (mentioned underneath) that are locally available, any of them, just make sure that the specific model have the capabilities too charge the intended chemistry batteries.

    Not sure what the Drone and hobby shops sell .
    Vape and flashlight shops do sell these underneath.

    Nitecore
    Liitokala
    Xtar
    Keeppower

    https://lygte-info.dk/info/roundCell...ndex%20UK.html look at the chemistry column

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    +1 for the Nitecore chargers.

    I have the older 4 slot charger which automatically detects the battery type. It accepts both 230VAC and 12VDC input voltage. Perfect for trips.


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    I have 2 Nitecores, the D4 digital display and the led only model before that, and they work great. Keen to get the I4, but I cannot get one of my old ones to break.
    Had a colleague 3d-print some sleeves to make the AAA batteries the same thickness as AA. Much better fit. Could be beneficial to other chargers as well.
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