Do You Condition Your Rechargeable Batteries?

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I’m testing my batteries with a simple little battery checker. I simply slide the battery in, make contact on both ends, and it will tell me how much charge is left on them. The problem is that not all of these batteries have the same amount of charge left. I could just recharge them, of course. Or, I could use a LaCrosse BC-900 Battery Charger. It’s not just a simple battery recharger. The features include:

  • 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)

Using one of these will extend the life of your batteries by quite a bit of time. Why not pick one up today? You’ll be happy you did, because you’ll save a ton of money in the long run.


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6 thoughts on “Do You Condition Your Rechargeable Batteries?”

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  3. Have had one of these for years. My thinking was the same as Chris because I found batteries going bad quite frequently. Big waste of cash. There has been no noticeable difference and still get an enormous amount of bad batteries.

    Seriously, don’t do it.

  4. the lacross charger has a bad issue that if a battery is too dead it will not charge it. Yes, i know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. I had to use my powerex mh-c9000 charger to recharge the battery that the lacross refused to charge. Yes, I’m a bit bias but for good reason and that is for the reason the was already explained above. BTW the Powerex Charger will do everything that the lacross charger does but it also does a feww features better than the lacross.

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