EG-BC-002 AA/AAA Ni-MH battery ultra fast charger
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EG-BC-002 AA/AAA NI-MH BATTERY
ULTRA FAST CHARGER
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FEATURES
* Ultra fast battery charging within only 30-60 minutes
* Charges any battery combination: from 1 to 4 pcs at the same time
Voltage and temperature monitoring with the overheat protection Supports
both 110 … 220 VAC power, as well as charging from the car DC power
source
* Cooling fan
SPECIFICATIONS
* AC input: 100-240 V at 1 A max, 50/60 Hz
* DC input socket with the positive 2 mm central pin: for 12 VDC 2 A
adapter (enclosed)
* Supports rechargeable Ni-MH batteries: AA or AAA up to 4 pcs
* Output: DC1.2 V up to 3 A for AA or up to 1.5 A for AAA batteries
* 4 independent charging channels
* Dimensions (L x H x W): 120 x 73 x 46 mm
* Net weight: 0.11 Kg
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The charger with LCD Battery Indicator has the following leading
features:
• LCD Battery Indicator
• Refresh Function 3 Safety Features
1: Voltage monitoring function
2: Safety timer
3: Temperature monitoring function Worldwide Voltage AC 100 - 240 V
What is the Refresh Function?
The Refresh function is a function that will eliminate the memory effect
left over by a battery that has been charged without first being fully
discharged. The memory effect is a temporary voltage depletion caused
by charging and discharging a battery without the battery ever being fully
discharged. The memory effect, which will shorten the usable time of the
battery (the operating time of the equipment), can be observed when the
operating life-time of the equipment in which the batteries are placed
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decreases overtime. With the unique Refresh function, you can renew the
original usable time of the battery by fully discharging it.
The impact of the memory effect varies depending on the equipment in
which the Batteries are being used.
• You do not need to refresh a battery before each charge. Only refresh
a battery when you notice the usable time of the battery on a particular
piece of equipment shortens.
Please read the following instructions carefully before use.
The Super Quick Charger should be used only with AA or AAA size
Ni-MH batteries that are marked rechargeable.
Parts (A)
[1]. LCD Battery Indicator
1 -1: CHARGE indicator: Indicates the charging process is on.
1 -2: REFRESH indicator: Indicates the refresh process is on.
1-3: Battery indicator: Indicates the charging or refreshing levels of the
batteries. [2]. Refresh button [3]. Compartment [4]. Cover
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How to insert the rechargeable batteries (B)
1. Open the cover.
2. Insert the AA or AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries into the
charger, ensuring proper Alignment of the + and - terminals.
Any combination of AA and AAA rechargeable batteries is possible
AA: 1 to 4 batteries AAA: 1 to 4 batteries
Charging the batteries (C-1, 2)
Once the batteries have been properly inserted, plug the appropriate
end of the power cord into the charger and the other end of power cord into
the proper mains (standard 100V-240V). The LCD Battery indicator will
start to check the condition of the batteries within the first 3 seconds and
the CHARGE indicator will light up to indicate that the charging process
has begun. The indicated battery levels will light up and start to blink from
the bottom up to show the levels of charge (C-2) The CHARGE indicator
will turn off once the batteries are fully charged. The batteries are now
ready for use. Remove the charger from the mains and remove the
batteries from the charger.
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Charging the batteries with Refresh Function (C-1, 3, 4)
To charge the batteries using the Refresh function insert the batteries
and plug in the charger as indicated. Press the refresh button and close the
cover. The REFRESH indicator will light up to indicate that the refresh
process has begun. The indicated battery levels will appear and start to
turn off from the top down (C-4). Once this process is completed, the
battery charging process will automatically start. To stop the refresh
process before it is completed, press the refresh button.
Notes (D-1, 2)
• If the battery indicator consistently blinks quickly, or the backlight on
the LCD screen does not turn on, please refer to the troubleshooting chart.
• The batteries must be inserted before the charger is plugged into the
mains.
• The batteries should never be stored in the charger when not being
charged.
• The battery indicator will not appear if a battery is not inserted.
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Charging Times / Refresh Times Battery Type
Battery
Nickel-Metal
Hydride Battery
Type
Battery Type
1-4 batteries
Refresh time
1-4 batteries
NH-AA (2300 mAh)
110 minutes
5 hours
NH-AA (2100 mAh)
95 minutes
4 hours
NH-AAA (800 mAh)
70 minutes
2 hours
NH-AAA (700 mAh)
60 minutes
1.5 hours
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Troubleshooting
LCD Battery
Indicator
Possible Cause
Solution
Rechargeable battery is
Charging and refreshing
being charged or refreshed in
temperatures
should
temperatures either too high
range between 0"C-35"C
or too low
The battery
blinking quickly
CHARGE indicator
and
backlight
turns off after a few
seconds
Life of rechargeable battery
has expired
Insert a new
rechargeable battery.
Charging incorrect types of
batteries
Charge only a Ni-MH
rechargeable battery
Rechargeable battery has
already been fully charged
The battery does not
need to be charged
Charging incorrect types of
batteries
Charge only a Ni-MH
rechargeable battery
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The battery is not inserted
properly.
Insert the battery
properly. Align + and
terminal.
The contact surface of the
rechargeable battery may not
be clean.
Clean the + and terminal of the
rechargeable
battery and charger.
The contact surface of the
plug may not be good.
Clean the plug.
Battery indicator
where the battery is
inserted.
Try another main.
WARNING
• Use only AA or AAA size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
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• Never charge or refresh other types of batteries, such as Alkaline or
Carbon Zinc as this may cause them to become hot, leak or rupture,
causing personal injury or property damage.
The charger and batteries may become hot when charging or
refreshing. This is normal.
• Use caution when handling.
• Use the charger properly to avoid electric shock.
CAUTION
• The battery charger is for indoor use only. Never expose the charger
to rain or snow.
•
The charger should be disconnected from the mains when the
charging process is complete or when the charger is not in use.
• Do not drop, place heavy weight on, or allow strong impact to the
charger.
• Do not disassemble or reassemble the charger.
• Children should only use the charger under adult supervision.
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• Operating Temperature: 0-35. To optimize charging capacity, charge
the batteries in temperature between10-30”C.
• Do not expose the charger to direct sunlight. Keep away from high
temperatures.
Instructions for the Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
The batteries included are not charged. It is necessary to charge the
batteries before using them for the first time.
The contact surface of the batteries and the charger must always be
kept clean.
• Do not expose the batteries to water. Do not heat up the batteries or
dispose of them in fire.
• Do not tear off the jacket label. Do not disassemble or reassemble the
batteries.
• Do not short-circuit the batteries. To avoid short-circuiting, keep the
batteries away from all metal objects (e.g. coins, hair-pins, keys, etc.)
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If the batteries are stored without use, either partially charged or fully
discharged for 6 months or longer, they may require several cycles of
charging and discharging in order to attain their original charge capacity.
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