Think it said 5333mAh last time I checked.
All three of the other batteries are under the advertised capacity. One is slightly under 4000mAh. The advertised capacity is 5000mAh.
Would take to long to refresh em. Not increasing the charge and discharge rate, I like my batteries cold.
The person that reviewed I think AAA batteries from Tenergy, said they refreshed them when they got em, but didn’t say if they tried doing that again, after ten times, and the capacity went down.
Then people saying they won’t charge, that’s cause you have to jump start em. The best way is probably with a dumb charger.
Now it’s over 5500mAh, and still charging. Is it going to get up to 6000mAh? That’s the beat up battery too, with the plastic coming off the top. Are you supposed to use it if the plastic is coming off?
It’s done charging, 5652mAh. Light has power again. Only one set of C batteries, so it’s out of order till they charge up.
If I had two sets, I could refresh em. Assuming it doesn’t take almost a year to do it. That’s how long the batteries last in the light.
Good idea, buy another charger like mine, and then refresh all four at once. Need a dumb charger too, and more C batteries. Should see if there’s any other good brand C batteries. Nope, Tenergy is the only brand I like that has em. The other brand, has some bad reviews. Last time I looked at em they did. Buy the low self discharge C batteries from Tenergy. Lower capacity, but they shouldn’t be completely dead if left overnight not charging.
Harbor Freight has a cheap dumb charger for $8, might be a fast charger. You don’t need to leave the non charging battery on it long, then you put it on the smart charger. No idea if the actual store has it, or if it’s online only. Also their C batteries are lower capacity then the Tenergy ones, and costs $8 for two, that’s $16 for four. Might as well pay that much for Tenergy and get higher capacity ones.
Powerex might be a good brand, but $20 for two C batteries. That’s $40, almost as much as another battery for my camera. Don’t think I saw that when searching for “nimh C batteries” on Amazon. If you search with Powerex, you’ll find em.
Is zBattery.com any good? They might have different brands then Amazon. And they have slightly cheaper Powerex batteries. Only five C batteries on that site.
You can get an old Powerex model, for under $20, for four. Don’t think they are low self discharge though. Might as well buy Tenergy.
Tenergy might not respond to support, but the EBL brand, might respond. Tenergy responded once to them, then they never heard again from them.
Energizer is a known brand, $7.49 for two. They keep their charge up to 12 months, that’s long enough. It’s an add on item. Less capacity then the other cheapo brands, 2500mAh.
BONAI LCD Universal Battery Charger is that a dumb charger? It has a screen, that shows the progress. And it has a discharge function. But you can’t change the rate or anything. The Tenergy is cheaper, but no support.
Funny, that charger is sold by three different brands. Including EBL.
EBL has a cheaper dumb charger, but it is indeed dumb, if you put the battery in backwards, it might explode. So I’ll have to pass on such a charger, as I’ll probably put it in backwards, to see what happens.
Doesn’t look like there is a good dumb charger. The Tenergy might die eventually. Looks like the paperclip is the only option, unless you want to find some cheapo charger on eBay.