AA Cycler's Dream Charger
My dream charger, if it existed, would be a compact 4-slot fanless charger with 4 functions:
- CHARGE would charge AA cells at 1000mA up to 1.45Voc, then continue at 500mA and terminate on 0dV. AAA cells would be charged at 500mA from the beginning. No trickle or top-off charge
- DISCHARGE would discharge the cell to 0.9V at 500mA and leave it discharged
- REFRESH would discharge-charge the cell once and would display both discharged and charged capacity
- TEST would charge-discharge-charge the cell
It would measure internal resistance before every operation.
4 buttons, one for each slot. Short button press would toggle the display information for the given slot (V, mA, DSC mAh, CHG mAh, mR), long button press would change the function for the given slot.
LCD backlight would turn off after 30 seconds and would turn on again after job completion or key press. After job completion it would stay on until battery removal or button press. It would flash on error.
If you know of such a charger please let me know :-)