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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Difference between AC adapter and charger?
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 17:36:37 +1000
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"Keith R. Williams" wrote in message
> In article ,
> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> > "Keith R. Williams" wrote in message
> > news:MPG.email@example.com...
> > > That part works too. The "memory effect" hasn't been seen for
> > > twenty years. The "memory effect", or more properly "voltage
> > > depression" issues were solved back in the early 80s.
> > ** You have been contrdicted on this point countless times - are
> > nut ??
> NO, I dare say that anyone who posts as you do is, err, "challenged".
** You have been many times corrected on this mistake - put up or
> > > *NEVER* drain a multi-cell NiCd pack to zero! To equalize cells
> > > charge them fully, perhaps a bit of an over-charge. Cheap NiCd
> > > chargers bake the living daylights out of the poor things.
> > ** Some do some don't.
> ALL DO! You're simply wrong (or stupid).
** You are an absolute pig - and a liar.
> > > Intermediate chargers look for the negative dV/dt, which isn't
> > > fool proof. Good chargers monitor the cell temperature to shift
> > > from charge to float (or better - off).
> > **That is far from foolproof too.
> Not foolproof, no, but it's hard to bake a battery when it's not
> being charged, now isn't it. The biggest failure mechanism of
> NiCds is reverse charge, followed by baking the poor bastards in
> a constant charge (even 1/20C will kill the things).
** All drivel - you do not have a point and you do not get mine.
> > > This has *nothing* to do with the so-called "memory" effect
> > > though. This effect does *not* exist in modern cells to any
> > > detectable extent. Most people blame the "memory effect" for
> > > packs that were ruined by reverse charged cells.
> > ** Add to that overcharged cells that lose their water, high
> > discharge cells that never come up to the charge in a pack and shorted
> > due to long storagae and old age.
> NiCds lose their water? Now you're stretching things a bit.
> Where did you get your degree?
** Every Ni-Cd cell contains a small amount of water - if that
is lost through evaporation the capacity is gone. Didn't you know that ??
> Perhaps you should enlist in a remedial reading program before
> you try electronics again.
** You are one arrogant turd.
.... . . .. . ............... Phil
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