From: mehlREMOVETHIS on
Hello --

Can anyone help me narrow my search for a charger suitable for
traveling? I am not digesting all the technical information available
in this group.
My new camera is a Canon S5 IS. I assume the battery type to get in
NiMH.

Requirements for the charger:
- 100 - 240 V
- lightweight, if possible
- independent charging channels
- holds 4 batteries
- slow charge standard or as an option
- mAh rating ?
- USB capability not needed


I will appreciate any recommendations of specific brands of charger
and/or battery.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Larry Mehl

From: SMS on
mehlREMOVETHIS(a)cyvest.com wrote:
> Hello --
>
> Can anyone help me narrow my search for a charger suitable for
> traveling? I am not digesting all the technical information available
> in this group.
> My new camera is a Canon S5 IS. I assume the battery type to get in
> NiMH.
>
> Requirements for the charger:
> - 100 - 240 V
> - lightweight, if possible
> - independent charging channels
> - holds 4 batteries
> - slow charge standard or as an option
> - mAh rating ?
> - USB capability not needed
>
>
> I will appreciate any recommendations of specific brands of charger
> and/or battery.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> Larry Mehl

The short answer is Maha MH-C9000 (expensive) or Maha MH-C401FS (cheap).

See http://nordicgroup.us/chargers/ for other chargers that meet these
requirements, though every charger there also can work on 12V power
which you didn't specify.

If you don't need 12V input, I'd go for a charger that has an internal
power supply and flip-out AC plug. The Sanyo NC-MQH01 was ideal, but I
don't think it's still available in the U.S..

The Tenergy T60008 actually combines the internal AC supply with 12V and
5V input capability.

As to batteries, get Eneloop or Hybrio, not standard NiMH.

If you're near a Fry's, look for the Ultralast charger that comes with
Hybrio batteries, and which meets your other criteria, though it does
include USB capability you don't have to use it.

Steve
http://nordicgroup.us/chargers/
From: mehlREMOVETHIS on
On Jul 11, 12:28 am, SMS <scharf.ste...(a)geemail.com> wrote:
> mehlREMOVET...(a)cyvest.com wrote:
> > Hello --
>
> > Can anyone help me narrow my search for a charger suitable for
> > traveling? I am not digesting all the technical information available
> > in this group.
> > My new camera is a Canon S5 IS. I assume the battery type to get in
> > NiMH.
>
> > Requirements for the charger:
> > - 100 - 240 V
> > - lightweight, if possible
> > - independent charging channels
> > - holds 4 batteries
> > - slow charge standard or as an option
> > - mAh rating ?
> > - USB capability not needed
>
> > I will appreciate any recommendations of specific brands of charger
> > and/or battery.
>
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> > Larry Mehl
>
> The short answer is Maha MH-C9000 (expensive) or Maha MH-C401FS (cheap).
>
> Seehttp://nordicgroup.us/chargers/for other chargers that meet these
> requirements, though every charger there also can work on 12V power
> which you didn't specify.
>
> If you don't need 12V input, I'd go for a charger that has an internal
> power supply and flip-out AC plug. The Sanyo NC-MQH01 was ideal, but I
> don't think it's still available in the U.S..
>
> The Tenergy T60008 actually combines the internal AC supply with 12V and
> 5V input capability.
>
> As to batteries, get Eneloop or Hybrio, not standard NiMH.
>
> If you're near a Fry's, look for the Ultralast charger that comes with
> Hybrio batteries, and which meets your other criteria, though it does
> include USB capability you don't have to use it.
>
> Stevehttp://nordicgroup.us/chargers/

Steve --

Thanks for all the suggestions and information.

There is a Fry's a few miles from me. Thanks for mentioning them.

Larry

From: SMS on
mehlREMOVETHIS(a)cyvest.com wrote:

> There is a Fry's a few miles from me. Thanks for mentioning them.

Fry's has a great many chargers, most of them pretty poor. I saw the
Ultralast charger there last week, bundled with the low-self-discharge
Hybrio cells. I don't remember the price. It seemed ideal on the
surface--three way power, LCD, and Hybrio, but I don't know the charge
rate because it isn't on the package, and the charger isn't on the
Ultralast web site yet.
From: Bill on
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:02:00 -0700, "mehlREMOVETHIS(a)cyvest.com"
<mehl(a)cyvest.com> wrote:


>
>Steve --
>
>Thanks for all the suggestions and information.
>
>There is a Fry's a few miles from me. Thanks for mentioning them.
>
>Larry

Lary,

I have the Maha MH-C401FS and love it. 4 batteries on independant
circuits so they each will charge as needed. Fast and slow charge
options. I only use mine on 110 volt, but believe it came with a 220
volt adapter.

Bill