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Reviews Categories | Batteries & Chargers for amateur radios. | La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger Help


Reviews Summary for La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger
La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger Reviews: 4 Average rating: 3.8/5 MSRP: $79.95
Description: Works with all NiCd and NiMH “AA” and “AAA” Rechargeable Batteries
All Modes Automatically Default to 200mA Charge (the optimal setting for prolonging battery life)
Charge Both “AA” & “AAA” Rechargeable Batteries Simultaneously
Overheat Detection to Protect Over-Charging
Tons of Accessories Included
Dimensions:
Charger: 3.0" x 5.1" x 1.5"

All Features:



Works with all NiCd and NiMH “AA” and “AAA” Rechargeable Batteries
LCD shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete
Charges AA & AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously
Will not charge defective batteries
Select different charging current for each channel
Automatically switches to trickle charge when charging is complete to ensure maximum battery capacity
Automatically defaults to 200mA charge (the optimal setting for prolonging battery life)
Overheat detection to protect over-charging
7 Easy to Use Function Keys
Charge Mode (charging current)
Discharge Mode (discharging current)
Refresh Mode (time elapsed)
Test Mode (accumulated capacity)
Included Accessories:

4-”AA” NiMH 1.2v Batteries

4-”AAA” NiMH 1.2v Batteries

Durable Nylon Travel Bag

AC Power Adapter

4-”C” Size Battery Adapters

4-”D” Size Battery Adapters


Specifications:

Charges Battery Types:
AA & AAA NiCd and NiMH
Input Voltage for AC/DC Adapter:
100-240 VAC
Charging Current Range:
200 mA - 1800 mA

NOTE:OFFERRED AT AMAZON AT $39.95 WITH FREE SHIP AS OF 12-2007


Product is in production.
More info: http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/900/index.php
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KC9GGH Rating: 5/5 Jan 25, 2008 15:09 Send this review to a friend
Good Charger  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
A previous version had some problems that have been corrected in the new version. So far mine has worked flawlessly. Great for identifying battery capacities and pairing batteries based on capacity to get maximum runtime from each pair. I have used the refresh function with success on some batteries and able to identify weaker batteries for disposal. Maha chargers are a better choice if you want C and D charging capability or an 8-battery capacity charger. Great buy from Amazon.com. or Thomas Distributing.
 
KE5LDO Rating: 4/5 Dec 31, 2007 08:26 Send this review to a friend
Seems to work  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just unpacked it and it seems to be working. the null feature disappears after being on for recharging after a minute or two on the initial charge. Reflects previous statements about the Null position being charged. It states this in the manual.
 
PA1HR Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2007 04:02 Send this review to a friend
Exellent charger for low price!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months

I have exactly the same charger, but mine is carrying another name (European?); Voltcraft IPC-1.

Together with my two children I use this charger almost every day and our opinion is: this is an excellent charger with a lot of features for just a very little price.

Recommended in every way!

 
WB9YCJ Rating: 1/5 Dec 31, 2007 03:41 Send this review to a friend
AVOID  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Obtained a new one from Amazon.... Unit was indeed new in the box yet it had difficulty recognizing (and charging) fully depleted cells. Unit lcd display read "null" on good NiMh cells that were depleted (run down) that my Maha 401 cool charger had no problem recognizing and charging. I called Lacrosse tech assitance and they confirmed this is design matter and the unit I had was not defective for that particular issue. I read on the Amazon review site that other people encountered the same problem but got around it by first charging depleted cells in another (not BC-900) charger in order to raise the voltage a bit then stick them back in the BC-900. A BIG HASSLE! The BC-900 is on the way back to Amazon and........Im staying with my Maha 401 cool charger!
 


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